July 2009

July 22nd, 2009
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Other with 0 Comments
THIS NEEDS TO BE REVIEWED - LINKS TO PDFs FROM OLD SITE   From The Associated press: THIS NEEDS TO BE REVIEWED - LINKS TO PDFs FROM OLD SITE   From The Associated press: Some newspapers have tried hard to improve their coverage of minority communities and issues facing people of color. But more papers relegate the coverage to a limited team of reporters or just ignore it, said Arlene Notoro...
July 21st, 2009
Written by Janet Connor in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
larger-than-life-sized Chimp puppets by Ruphin Coudyzer
In May 2006, France’s Royal de Luxe Theatre Company brought “The Sultan’s Elephant” to the streets of London. The elephant, a 42-ton mechanical puppet constructed mostly of wood, was operated by more than ten puppeteers through the use of motors and hydraulics. The show also included a giant “Little Girl” marionette. For four days, the Little Girl and Elephant, (both over four-stories tall,)...
July 20th, 2009
Written by Sticky Wicket in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
Dear Sticky Wicket,The Asian students at my school all seem to be super-good at math. Are they just born that way, or what?~Confused in KansasDear Confused in Kansas,Mathematical prowess among Asian students has nothing to do with genetics and ethnicity, contrary to popular belief. However, many Asian nations do outperform other countries in the study of math and science. According to a report...
July 20th, 2009
Written by Randy Mason in Travels' Tapestry with 0 Comments
Native American man wearing cowboy hat
At the risk of stating the obvious, it’s time to talk about Santa Fe. Obvious because, let’s face it…the capital of New Mexico isn’t exactly off the beaten path. In fact, the Santa Fe Trail started to bring Americans across the prairie and into northern New Mexico clear back in 1821. Before that, a well-traveled road known as El Camino Real connected Santa Fe southward to Mexico City.Spain was...
July 7th, 2009
Written by Janice S. Ellis... in Publisher's Note with 0 Comments
Janice S. Ellis
What great resources we have in our older citizens. I am so blessed that my father and mother, Stafford and Mable Scott, 93 and 91 respectively, and my mother-in-law, Welcome Ellis, 89, are still a vital part of my life. I benefit immeasurably from their counsel and wisdom. They never cease to amaze me with some of the things they spew forth, intentionally or inadvertently. And, I do mean “spew...