Tag Archive: New York City

Sep 28

Bossing the poor around:How about a bill banning soda sales at the House of Representatives’ cafeterias?

I spent a few months on food stamps this year. As a single woman in San Diego, I qualified for $70 a month — less than a dollar per meal. But I’m lucky and I’m unusual because many of my friends are farmers and gardeners and I know how to forage wild foods. Determined to …

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Sep 02

10 interesting facts about Labor Day

Happy Labor Day to all American workers! While you’re either happy or sad to see summer come to a close, it’s customary to enjoy a picnic or barbecue on this ‘free day off’. But how much do you know about the origins of Labor Day? Here are ten interesting facts that just might help you …

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May 21

Library hosts program: Riders on The Orphan Train heads to Longview

The Longview Public Library is pleased to host a special program, “Riders On The Orphan Train.” The multimedia program tells the story of the Orphan Train experiment from 1854 to 1929. The program will take place in the Library’s Moeschle Room at 7pm, Tuesday, May 21. The event is made possible in part by a …

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Mar 23

LETU to present “Pinkalicious the Musical”

LeTourneau University will feature “Pinkalicious the Musical,” a family oriented production from Vital Theater Company, at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 14, in the S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave., in Longview. Tickets will be sold through the Belcher Center box office, priced at $11 for children 14 and under, $16 …

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Jun 05

Behind Super-Sized Sodas, a Deeper Danger

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If we really want to narrow our waistbands, we have to narrow the income gaps that divide us. By Sam Pizzigati New York City’s billionaire mayor wants to ban super-sized sodas and other sugar-packed drinks. Some 58 percent of New Yorkers, explains Mayor Michael Bloomberg, currently rate as either overweight or obese. Their excess pounds …

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Aug 31

Endless war isn’t the answer to 9/11

By Jim Cason Tens of millions of people will soon observe the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. In New York City, the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died on that day will be read out loud and Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama will join the families of the victims …

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