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News January 25, 2011 posted by

Here am I, send me!

By Jessica Connor. First-timers are often shocked by what they see: sagging shacks with crumbling roofs, peeling paint and no indoor plumbing. Broken floors, rotting wood, cracked windows. No air conditioning. Maybe no electricity.

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News January 25, 2011 posted by

Man to man

By Jessica Connor. The new American dream: work as hard as you can to save as much as you can, so you can buy as big a house as you can, just so you can build a fence around it and live the rest of your life in splendid isolation.

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Editor's Views January 25, 2011 posted by

Enough already

By Jessica Connor. We don’t know what spurred Jared Loughner to go on an alleged shooting spree Jan. 8, leaving six innocent people dead, including a 9-year-old girl. We don’t know whether it was, as some have suggested, a festering response to the intense political vitriol that has slowly been building to a crescendo in our nation, or some other reason entirely.

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Views December 21, 2010 posted by

Making all things new

By Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor. The possibilities that come with a new year are always intriguing to me. I am somewhat amazed when we get the opportunity to start out fresh in a new year. I am always surprised that another year has passed.

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News November 24, 2010 posted by

Countering Christmas commercialism

For many families, Christmastime spells one big dollar sign. Ravaged with debt and overspending, they hit the malls determined to find the perfect gift for their loved one. Store after store, dollar after dollar, they are swept up in the tide of commercialism. And many times, they forget about the reason for the season: the birth of our savior.

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