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The whole story of courage

You hear stories of courage every day. A man survives cancer and goes on to climb Mount Everest. A woman born without legs opens her own business and becomes an inspirational speaker. A child becomes badly burned in a house fire and, despite the pain, is cheerful and full of hope.

October 05, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


The burning need

It's Thursday morning at 4 a.m. and I can't sleep. It's a common occurrence when I'm carrying a big load at work-my brain just doesn't turn off even though my eyelids are closed. So, instead of counting sheep, I'm doing a mental roll call of my to-do list at the office. But, I have a rule. If I'm still awake after 30 minutes of lying in the dark, I get up. And so, I did.

October 02, 2010 | BY PENNIE ROREX Guest Columnist | Editorial


Blown away by handheld device

I parked my ample butt on the granite steps and waiting in the shade of a campus building. As good as his word, Dan Hanson of Olympus Innov-X came to meet me to show me a real-life device that reminded me of Spock's tricorder in "Star Trek."

October 02, 2010 | By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters | Editorial


Support is key when dealing with disabilities

My very first job was working at a home for physically and developmentally disabled children. I started out in the laundry room, then worked my way to the kitchen and, finally, became a certified nurse's aide.

September 28, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


High school reunion success story

There was a moment that stood out during my 10-year high school reunion last weekend. It happened after people had some food and a few drinks, and the banquet hall was overwhelmed with loud chatter and pop-fueled '90s music. I was standing next to a friend and said the first thing that came to mind.

September 28, 2010 | Chhun Sun | Editorial


A lot can happen in 10 years

Ten years ago, I was nervously sitting in the back row of my high school graduating class. I had to, since my last name put me there. Why was I nervous? Was it because I was scared about the life I was going to lead in the coming years? No. I was nervous because I didn't want to trip and fall after I was handed my fake diploma in front of so many faces I'd gotten used to in the previous four years.

September 24, 2010 | Chhun Sun | Editorial


America without optimism

Of the only man ever elected four times to the White House, the historian James MacGregor Burns wrote: "If other leaders bent under the burdens of power, Roosevelt shouldered his with zest and gaiety. He loved being president. ... The variegated facets of the presidential job called for a multitude of different roles, and Roosevelt moved from part to part with ease and confidence." FDR's optimism was contagious. Americans, the most optimistic of people, have historically been attracted to optimistic leaders. Three years into Ronald Reagan's presidency - following major economic dislocations and international tensions - the Gallup Poll found that ...

September 24, 2010 | BY MARK SHIELDS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Burning our own fuels

The Gulf oil spill has shown us just one of the downsides of petroleum. That makes the mind of even a geologist like me turn to several questions about the future. Could we Americans grow more of our own fuel – enough to run a number of our cars, trucks and airplanes? And, quite importantly, could we do so without displacing food crops like corn?

September 21, 2010 | By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters | Editorial


The un-recession

Good news. The folks in charge of such things announced this week that the recession is over. Actually, it's been over for some time. It officially ended in June 2009, according to the Business-Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research, which is responsible for making such determinations. As of then, our national output stopped declining and started increasing, along with a number of other key indicators.

September 21, 2010 | BY SUSAN ESTRICH Creators Syndicate | Editorial


The pursuit of the perfect me

A decade ago I retreated to a mountain cabin with a group of professional women. One thing led to another and soon we were having a bonding experience that I'll never forget - absent the "Kumbaya" song and campfire.

September 18, 2010 | BY PENNIE ROREX Guest Columnist | Editorial


The party is — finally — over

After three years, California State University, Stanislaus' 50th anniversary celebration is finally coming to an end.

September 18, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Does the turnaround model really work?

In an effort to bring Cunningham Elementary's dismal tests scores up, the Turlock Unified School District administration decided to use the turnaround model at the school voluntarily - before test scores dropped so much it became state mandated.

September 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Editorial


Zen and art of political machine maintenance

Jerry Brown has a secret plan to balance the California state budget. When the state attorney general and Democratic gubernatorial nominee recently visited the San Francisco Chronicle's editorial board, he brought with him a large three-ring binder with his ideas on how to bring state spending back into the black. But he wouldn't tell us what was in the book.

September 14, 2010 | BY DEBRA J. SAUNDERS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Record-breaking generosity

On Thursday afternoon I let my fingers do the walking - but not through the Yellow Pages. Instead I spent some time reading the "Guinness World Book of Records."

September 10, 2010 | BY PENNIE ROREX | Editorial


Book burning

Here's a really bad idea: Burn the Koran to send a message.

September 07, 2010 | BY SUSAN ESTRICH Creators Syndicate | Editorial


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A costly penny for your thoughts

It costs taxpayers 1.83 cents to mint a penny.

November 25, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Serial killers can legally marry, but not Harry and John?

Where's the outrage?

November 21, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Giving thanks

Next week is Thanksgiving, my second favorite holiday after Christmas. It is a time when we reflect on the many blessings we enjoy. I have been here almost one year, and I have noticed many great qualities of our Stanislaus communities. I would like to express my thanks for those qualities, and what they have meant to me and my family.

November 21, 2014 | BY DAVID WHITE Stanislaus Alliance CEO | Editorial


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