Costumes are anything but necessary these days

Jim Lee: Local Columnist Well, at 2 o’clock in the morning we get to turn the clocks back an hour and go back to standard time for awhile. I’ve been told we get an extra hour’s sleep out of the deal, but how can that happen when we have to wait up till 2 a.m. [...]

Higgs likes to help people communicate

Your name: Felicia Higgs Your job: I provide speech and language services for students in grades 9-12 Your age (and Birth Date): I am 27 years old. My birthdate is December 24, 1977. Your hometown: Gladewater, Texas Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist Your family: My husband, a 7-year old son, and twins on the way! Your Hobbies [...]

Personalities Plus: Anton Iliuk

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Your name: Anton Iliuk Your job: President’s ambassador, but a student before anything else Your age (and date of birth): 20 years-old, February 9, 1984 Your hometown: Kolomiya, Ukraine Occupation: full time student Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: Kappa Sigma Fraternity, rugby club soccer, senate, any intramural sports. What do [...]

Sassy dolls to learning tools, anything goes this Christmas

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Helena Rodriguez This Christmas kids want everything from the furry to McFlurries, from the sensational to educational. From the fairytale-themed Barbie in Swan Lake dolls to the modern, hip Bratz dolls with their own Formal Funk Runway Disco, it’s almost anything goes this holiday season. As always, familiar characters are also in high demand, from [...]

Churches deal with scandal aftermath

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By Gary Mitchell Nearly a year after U.S. Catholic bishops adopted a “zero tolerance” policy against priests who sexually abuse children, the aftermath of those scandals still have impact within and outside the church, officials say. That impact goes beyond the civil and criminal cases against the Roman Catholic Church or its priests. Experts say [...]