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The Lou Gehrigs And Cal Ripkens Of Television

In June of 1925, a backup first baseman for the New York Yankees filled in for the then starter, Wally Pipp, and for the next 14 years, never gave up that spot, earning him the moniker “The Iron Horse,” as he put together a Hall of Fame career with the Bronx Bombers of the 1920s and 30s. ...

A Mission To The South

In April of 1865 a young man from Pennsylvania was sent south. I am grateful to my grandson for sharing his report of those historic days. My excerpts follow. “Warren, Warren County, Pa. April 7th 1865. I write you hastily now as it is already past ten o’clock, and I expect to leave for ...

Brocton Residents Should Have Say In Plan For Sobriety House

We, the concerned people of the Village of Brocton and of the Town of Portland, believe no individual nor organization, however well intentioned, has the either the moral prerogative or legal right to impose their arbitrary will upon an unwilling community; rather, it is the right and consent ...

Taxpaying Public Needs To Hear Proposals That Are Research, Evidence-Based

Jamestown’s superintendent of schools released his three-part plan addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE): aligning high school courses with business needs; utilizing the now vacant Rogers School, relabeled as Success Academy, for traumatized students; and operating a K-5 summer ...

Health Report Alarming, But Not Surprising

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin, two prominent health research institutions, released a recent report on the Health of New York State. This report outlined 62 counties and ranked them based on health outcomes. This is a measure of how long people live and ...

Do Not Make Eggplant Parmesan

This is a true story. If you’re Italian you’re going to like it. I decided at 3:30 one recent afternoon to make eggplant parmesan. I had just watched a documentary on Netflix called “What The Health” and was convinced I would be dead by tomorrow if I ever ate meat again, so I was ...

Central Planning Is The Disease In American Health Care

“Say what you like about Mussolini, he made the trains run on time.” That is a famous assertion that, despite the obvious evils of fascism, at least authoritarian government gets things done. In reality, however, not only was authoritarianism bad, it also didn’t make the trains or the ...

Country Needs New, Varied Guns Laws

To The Reader’s Forum: Rich Lowry’s column in the 3/30 Post-Journal reveals the “real” problem with America’s political reaction to gun violence prompted by the Parkland, Florida school shooting — not enough people care about the victims. Compare the response to natural disasters ...

Cough Syrup Likely A Factor In Dementia

DEAR DR. ROACH: My 60-year-old husband is a longtime alcoholic. He is also bipolar. His current drug of choice is cough syrup. He drinks a bottle a day or more of generic cough syrup without alcohol. At age 59, he was diagnosed with early dementia, which I attribute to the cough syrup abuse, as ...

The New Internet Meets That Old Baseball

‘Tis the season. As this is written, “my” supposedly weakened Pittsburgh Pirates are a delightful 6-1, jump-started by a season-opening series sweep against the even more weakened Detroit Tigers. “My” supposedly unstoppable New York Yankees are a worrisome 4-4, their ...

Can CBD Oil Help Dogs With Seizures?

Hello, everyone! This week I want to talk to you about CBD oil for dogs. Specifically, I would like to address how CBD oil could significantly help your dog with epilepsy. Before going on with the article, I want to let you know as a Canine Behaviorist, I work closely with veterinarians, and ...

On The Road Again

Now that it’s been about a month since Cold Lazarus has played a show, I’m definitely itching to get back up on stage with my boys. Thankfully that itch is about to be scratched, because we’ve got a double-header weekend lined up to kick off our official mini-CD release tour, which will ...

Forgotten Easter Candy And The Resurrection

“Jesus, You have won me; You have broken every chain with love and mercy. You’ve triumphed over death and you are worthy of glory and praise.” — “You Have Won Me “ By Bethel Music On Easter morning, the kiddos woke up to plastic eggs hidden all around the house and a basket ...

Anna Chennault, The Woman Who Helped Nixon Sell Out Peace To Win The Presidency

WASHINGTON — On March 30, 94-year-old Anna Chennault died, a shadowy figure in the 1968 presidential campaign of Richard Nixon. What history will remember her for is the pivotal role she played in Nixon’s victory — a role that, if it had been widely known at the time, might have deprived ...

Couple Separates After Acting Class Causes Domestic Drama

DEAR ABBY: When I was 70, I started taking drama classes twice a week (I still do). My wife was against it and insisted that because none of our friends or relatives were doing it, neither should I. As a result, I suggested we live apart. I bought a small apartment and live alone. We see each ...

The American Cultural Revolution

Kevin Williamson has been fired by The Atlantic. Williamson is one of the great conservative intellectuals of our times. He has a keen wit and frequently engages in heterodox opinions that make his writing and thinking intriguing. For a decade he wrote at William F. Buckley’s National Review ...

Physician Promotion Is Not Direct

DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column, you said that companies can pay doctors to promote a product. Can these doctors promote a product in their office when it is to just one patient? If they do, I feel that it would be crossing the line of ethical conduct. — C.G. ANSWER: Promoting a ...

Genetics Is Undercutting The Case For Racial Quotas

“I am worried,” writes Harvard geneticist David Reich in The New York Times, “that well-meaning people who deny the possibility of substantial biological differences among human populations are digging themselves into an indefensible position, one that will not survive the onslaught of ...

Changes To The 2019 Part D Coverage Gap

Question: I just picked up my medication and the cost changed? It is a different amount than it has been, what happened? The clerk told me I hit the coverage gap. When and why does that happen? Answer: This comes a little early in the year for that question, but you must take expensive ...