Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 31

The Medical-Industrial Complex: Our health industry’s big players focus on making as much money as possible.

Getting well Takes lots of pluck, With health guys out To make a buck. As the Obama administration struggles to keep rolling out its landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act amid partisan squabbling, the shortcomings of American health care are more evident than ever. Our system is very different from other countries: It’s worse. …

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Aug 30

Strings for life

St. Mary’s Catholic School is among the recipients of Ken Chinn’s generosity. Chinn, whose daughter Tara attends St. Mary’s, told the East Texas Review, “My passion is music. I guess I want to share it with everybody.” Chinn’s Guitar Project donated several guitars to the school. Ms. Laura Leahy, who took a sabbatical to take …

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Aug 28

Finding life

A Roman soldier once asked his superior for the privilege of speaking to Julius Caesar. His request was granted and when he approached Caesar, he plead for permission to end his life. Looking at the man who stood before him the general saw a man who led a wretched and worthless life. After a moment’s …

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Aug 27

Partnership: UT Tyler, Texas Bank and Trust provide professional development

The University of Texas at Tyler provides professional development for K-12 economics and finance teachers through a partnership with Texas Bank and Trust, Dr. Martin Slann, UT Tyler College of Arts and Sciences dean, announced. UT Tyler launched the Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy in the summer of 2011 with an initial $15,000 …

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Aug 26

Complex scores:Pine Tree ISD and Longview Regional Medical Center

Pine Tree Independent School District is pleased to announce a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Longview Regional Medical Center (LRMC) for exclusive scoreboard rights at the new Pine Tree Athletic Complex, opening August 23. “Speaking on behalf of the Pine Tree ISD Board of Trustees, we are very excited to partner with Longview Regional Medical Center,” …

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Aug 25

Alert to the world around us

This upcoming week will marks the anniversary of the surrender ceremony that ended World War II. On September 2, 1945 the eyes of the world focused on history’s stage and a performance that would not soon be forgotten. That was the day General Douglas Mac Arthur (with his Parker fountain pen in hand) conducted a …

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Aug 24

Et Tu, Buddhist? – In every war, both sides claim that God’s on their side.

Throughout the centuries people have killed each other in vast numbers for the very best of reasons — religion. Oh they’ve done it for other reasons too — money, politics, geography, skin color, revolution — but never with more enthusiasm than when the cause was holy. From the early Christian martyrs to the Crusades to …

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Aug 23

The Fake Thing

New rule (as Bill Maher would say): If you make billions of dollars a year selling unhealthy food, you don’t get to tell us to work out. It was one thing when Cookie Monster began telling kids to eat vegetables. Cookie Monster doesn’t earn a living by selling cookies, and vegetables are a fantastic alternative …

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