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Students advising students

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In my lifetime, I’ve taught hundreds of classes with diverse students: 4- H club members, prison inmates, senior citizens, undergraduates, graduates, and in the past year telecom union employees, primarily AT&T, using web-based instruction (this means at a given time, I turn on my computer and my camera in my home, mount my PowerPoint and start talking to my students who are located from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh).I’m always loved teaching and believe that I was teaching even as a full-time college administrator, working to get board members and those whom I supervised to understand that our mission and actions should always be focused on students and their needs.


Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Wednesday, August 27, the 239th day of 2014. There are 126 days left in the year.Today’s Highlights in History:On August 27, 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson accepted his party’s nomination for a term in his own right, telling the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, “Let us join together in giving every American the fullest life which he can hope f...

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Help teens cope with negative peer pressure

Peer pressure is probably the most important influence in your teenager’s life. While parental opinions certainly are considered (if only because of the consequences of ignoring them), it’s more often the opinions and actions of peers that help teens decide virtually everything from hairstyles to clothing choices to academic efforts.Often, peer pressure is a good thing that can lead to involvement in sports, religious activities and academic excellence. But peer pressur...

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Air Force changing recruiting

The Air Force has come a ways in reforming recruit training since sex-abuse scandals rocked the service’s boot camp at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. And it is now making equally important strides with recruiters.An Express-News article by Sig Christenson on Monday shed some light on the Air Force’s revamped training program for recruiters — Inspire, Dissuade, Detect, Deter and Hold Accountable, also known as ID3A.It was bad enough when sexual abuse o...

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Why government openness matters

One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies charged with our safety did not share what they knew, either up and down the chain of command or with each other. The attacks were preventable with shared information.

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SOAR questions linger

HAZARD – Does surface mining harm the health of people in the east Kentucky coal field? And why haven’t more elected officials participated in this summer’s meetings to gather ideas to diversify and improve the economy of Appalachian Kentucky?Those were the two biggest questions raised Friday as 18 leaders of the Shaping Our Appalachian Region initiative gathered in Hazard for a meeting of chairs of the SOAR working groups that have been holding “listening s...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, August 26, the 238th day of 2014. There are 127 days left in the year.Today’s Highlights in History:On August 26, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson was nominated for a term of office in his own right at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Kinks’ single “You Really Got Me” was released in the United States by Reprise (rih-PREEZR...

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Foley’s horrifying death

The beheading of American journalist James Foley was horrifying. My prayers are with his family. May God comfort Foley’s soul in eternity.Foley was one of our sons, brothers and friends. He was an American. I don’t see how we can sleep in this country until we destroy ISIS.ISIS is a world cancer and must be eliminated. I realize they are a long way from America, but cancer spreads fast.Cancer is never welcome in any part of the human body. Cancer g...

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How to make your own salsa

Tomatoes are now in season, and soon you might have more on your hands than you know what to do with. A great way to use excess tomatoes, peppers, onions and other ingredients is by making salsa you can enjoy fresh now, or preserve for use throughout the year.To safely can salsa at home, you have to use proper food preservation techniques. If preserved incorrectly, the salsa could not only taste bad but also result in botulism, a deadly food-borne illness caused by toxins produced ...

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We just have to ‘MAKE/DO’

I was extremely lucky to attend the program on July 31 at the Kentucky Coal Museum in Benham, Ky. The event was great and featured many local talents from the “Higher Ground“ group, doing story telling, singing and a talk/demonstration by guest artist and television host Jimmy DiResta. They were all great. The entire event stemmed from a new exhibit that has been on view at the museum recently. The title of the exhibit, “What Next” Sustainable Harlan: Energy For Change...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Monday, August 25, the 237th day of 2014. There are 128 days left in the year.Today’s Highlights in History:On August 25, 1944, during World War II, Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation. Romania declared war on former ally Germany.On this date:In 1718, hundreds of French colonists arrived in Louisiana, with some set...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, August 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On August 23, 1914, Japan declared war against Germany in World War I.On this date:In 1305, Scottish rebel leader Sir William Wallace was executed by the English for treason.In 1775, Britain’s King George III proclaimed the Ame...

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God bless pastors and their families

My dad didn’t become a pastor until after I had gone away to college. He was in his late thirties. He’s been at the job in different churches ever since.I wasn’t a child growing up in a pastor’s house, so I missed a lot of the stress and pressure that is put on a pastor’s kid in the church and in school. Pastors and their families live in a fishbowl, with people constantly scrutinizing them under a microscope. After all, if they can find something wron...

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Avoid expensive errors when paying for college

It’s just about Back-to-School time again. If you have young children, you might be hustling them to the store for backpacks and binders. But if you fast-forward a few years, you can envision driving your kids a little farther — to their college dorms. And when that day comes, you’ll want to be financially prepared. So you’ll want to avoid making costly mistakes when preparing for, and paying, those big bills. Here are some of the most common of these errors:

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Friday, August 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On August 22, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war against Belgium.On this date:In 1485, England’s King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, effectively ending the War of the Roses.In 1787, inventor John Fitch de...

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Dr. Harold Pease Columnist

Many may not realize that Congress had prayer today before they deliberated. In a typical workweek, Monday through Friday, prayer is said every morning in the U. S. Senate and in the U. S. House of Representatives. Each House invites and pays a Christian minister to pray each day for a week that they are in session.Ministers apply for this privilege and they come from every sector of the country. This has been so since the 1st Congress in 1789 some 225 years ago and will continue a...

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State helps ark park defy science

When Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” was...

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Letter to the Editor

This being the Fourth of July, I felt led to share my...

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