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Does a good ol' dog really need papers?
Does a good ol' dog really need papers?

I came across a newspaper item the other day about the American Kennel Club's "Good Citizen Program," and since there was nothing better to read (and we wonder why newspapers are dying?) I checked it out.

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The 'largest' ransom/'dumbest' crime of 20th Century
The 'largest' ransom/'dumbest' crime of 20th Century

Robert Cosgrove Greenlease Jr., better known as "Bobby," was born on Feb. 3, 1947, in Kansas City, Mo. His parents were Robert Cosgrove Greenlease Sr. and Virginia Greenlease.

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NSAID's drugs for pain can certainly be deadly
NSAID's drugs for pain can certainly be deadly

As a society, Americans are aging. The ranks of Medicare aged patients are increasing as the baby boomers reach their 60s and 70s.

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Public opinion of the Internet is certainly split
Public opinion of the Internet is certainly split

Years ago the phrase "global village" was in vogue. The idea was that the new technologies of television and radio were going to be forces for good and were going to unite humanity. They were going to improve education, health and politics, especially in lesser-developed countries.

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Variety spices event-filled MTSU Alumni Spring Weekend
Variety spices event-filled MTSU Alumni Spring Weekend

It's said variety is the spice of life. Well, for this year's MTSU Alumni Spring Weekend, there is an abundance of seasonings for everyone ... including future Blue Raiders.

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Jolie continues to show her inner beauty to the world
Jolie continues to show her inner beauty to the world

Angelina Jolie is setting a new standard for beauty, and it has nothing to do with the way she looks.

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Hoping my friend Ben can continue his storytelling

What is it about some people who seem to endear themselves to you almost immediately? I heard someone say that as we travel through life, people will not remember how smart or handsome we are. They will remember how they were made to feel while in our presence. I think there is much truth to that statement.

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Advanced imaging is saving lives
Advanced imaging is saving lives

I happened to be reading a book last week that told the story of a number of people who were facing their deaths and the encounters they experienced with end of life phenomena.

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Did you see Bigfoot, or was it really Michael Moore?

During the recent northeast blizzard, there was a reported sighting of a Yeti -- better known as Sasquatch or Bigfoot.

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Super Bowl XLIX: How the pup stole the show!

This year's Super Bowl XLIX was one of the more intriguing I've ever watched! A quick recap:

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Corvette man couldn't drive fast enough to museum

BOWLING GREEN, KY. - Garry Lewis loves cars.

More precisely, he covets Corvettes ... fast Corvettes.

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Most media driven by out-right customer demand

One of the oft-heard complaints we hear about the media is that these big media conglomerates simply do what they want, and ignore the public, and the public's concern about such things as violence and commercials.

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Chicken and chocolate the perfect Valentines meal

This is the big week. You see the signs everywhere. There are red hearts, flowers and candy floating around.

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Honorary Oscar winners aren't honored soon enough

As the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony approaches, I am reminded of all the magnificent actors who never won a competitive Academy Award.

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VAUGHN: Brother Mathis finds perfect fit at Mt. Carmel Baptist

Dr. F. Murray Mathis, a Southern Baptist minister, has spoken and prayed with small groups and even groups of thousands on many occasions. After all, his Christian ministry stretches over a half-century.

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WOODY: Soccer over stock car racing? Nooooo way

Latest evidence civilization, as we have known it, is doomed:

Sprint has announced it is dropping its sponsorship of NASCAR's premier series, Sprint Cup, at the end of the 2015 season.

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VINSON: 'Conspiracy Zone': The New York cop killer-magic shoelace case

Conspiracy: a combination of persons banded secretly together and resolved to accomplish an evil or unlawful end reference: Webster's Third New International Dictionary.

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WHITTLE: Pelicans pose for unusual pictures in Tennessee

When showing some of my wildlife photography recently at a nursing home, someone asked: "Are you a professional bird watcher?"

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KESTNER: Enjoy Successful Health Goals In 2015

Statistics indicate that about 40-50 percent of the readers of this column will have made New Year's Resolutions already. Less than 10 percent will be sticking to the resolutions by March.

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BURRISS: Resolve to view the 'screen' less in 2015?

With the end of one year, and the beginning of another, it's time for New Year's Resolutions, those new things we are going to try to do that are going to make our lives better.

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INSIDE MTSU: Financial aid help available Jan. 10 at MTSU workshop

MTSU financial aid representatives and our partners with the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation have a belated Christmas present for any prospective college student and their parents or guardians.

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Jesus, Moses, and 'The Ghost' -- New Year's Eve heist!

10:15 p.m., Dec. 31, 2014

Upscale Lennox Hill neighborhood - Manhattan, N.Y.

Having easily disarmed the Brink's Home Security System, penlight in hand, "The Ghost" entered the upstairs master bedroom of the two-story, $10 million mansion.

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Pay more 'compliments' forward in 2015!!

"Let's go fly a kite, and soar to the highest heights": Partial song lyrics from a 1990s-era movie about the book entitled "Mary Poppins."

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Older joints require more maintenance

If you are over the age of 30, this article is for you.

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Just how effective is pro-social television today?

Back in the '50's and '60's, we were told television was going to erase illiteracy, promote democracy, and in general improve life for millions of people around the world.

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