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One in six children lives in poverty

By The Staff

On the day he died, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called his mother to give her his next Sunday's sermon title: "Why America May Go to Hell." In his 1968 call for a Poor People's Campaign, he warned, "America is going to hell if we don't use her vast resources to end poverty and make it possible for all of God's children to have the basic necessities of life."


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Diversified economy has sheltered us

By The Staff

The troubled global economic climate continues to have an affect on our local economy.

While we are very concerned and must not forget about those who have lost their jobs, Taylor County continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in our labor market area.

Our November 2008 rate was at 5.9 percent. One nearby community is at 9.6 percent. The December 2008 rates will not be released for several more weeks.


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Saving money and lives

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With the nation's current economic turmoil, policymakers, business owners and individual citizens alike are looking for ways to reduce spending and stimulate the economy. One commonsense strategy is tackling one of the biggest drains on our financial system: chronic illnesses.

A chronic illness is one that requires frequent treatment over a long period of time, like diabetes or heart disease. These kinds of illnesses aren't just costly for patients — they're also a serious drain on the economy.


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An important, though unexciting task

By Becky Cassell, Editor

Each year at this time, the editorial department at the News-Journal sends out more than a dozen letters, all of them pretty much alike.


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Shoe toss missed its mark in U.S.

By Linda Ireland

"Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes."

That was Elvis Presley's spin on the Indian proverb "Don't judge a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins."

So I'll take his advice and not judge journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi too harshly. He's the Iraqi TV reporter who hurled his shoes at President George W. Bush at a press conference in Baghdad recently. Bush was making a farewell tour of the country and working on a plan to end the war by 2010.


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Financing Kentucky's future

By The Staff

Most Kentucky businesses take a great interest in the financial stability of state government, the quality of services state government provides, the education product that comes out of our schools and institutions of higher learning, safe and up-to-date transportation infrastructure, and the general quality of life in the state.


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A miraculous airport angel

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May 24, 2005, wasn't the typical wedding anniversary for my husband, Gerald Myers, and me. In fact, it was the worst because we met with an oncologist who described a treatment plan for Gerald's squamous cell nasopharyngeal carcinoma with which he had been diagnosed the week before. But after six months of rigorous treatment, Gerald beat his disease and began to recover.


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New year, same me

By James Roberts

I don't make New Year's resolutions. It's true I may have "made" one or two in the past for the sake of filling this column space, but, if I did, I had no intention of actually following through with them.


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Something to smile about

By Calen McKinney

It's often the most difficult part of being a reporter - finagling someone into allowing me to photograph them.


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