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Is Texting Bad for the Future of Democracy?
Don't laugh.  A recent Nielsen study shows that Americans between the ages of 13 and 17 exchange, on average, 3,417 text messages a month.  That’s one every eight minutes during the waking day, and that's just the average.  Many people send and receive even more texts than that.
A growing number of s…
Arizona May Outlaw Cursing by Teachers
The Arizona State Senate is debating a bill that would punish teachers who use foul language in their classrooms.  The bill, as written, would prohibit the same language the Federal Communications Commissions prohibits on television.
So, the late George Carlin's famous "seven words you can't say…
Battle Over ‘Fighting Sioux’ Name Goes On
In the face of a controversy that has embroiled the entire state, the University of North Dakota will continue to use its contentious nickname, the "Fighting Sioux."
Even so, many school fans are growing weary of the seven-year fight over a name many people think is demeaning to Na…
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day was first celebrated on February 2, 1886 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, but the legend of the groundhog’s prognosticating prowess was first established a year later. A group of devoted followers went to Gobbler’s Knob to spread word that the little rodent had special powers to determin…
Controversy Over Proposed Mosque in Longview
It's reported that some people in Longview are upset over the prospect of having a Muslim mosque in their neighborhood.  The residents insist however, that they have nothing against the Islamic religion.
They don't want the traffic and noise a mosque will create.
Blair Witch Actress Finds New – Illegal Career
Remember Heather Donahue?  None of the millions of people who saw her in The Blair Witch Project movie will ever forget her. Donahue has left show business for a new - and in some places - illegal career.  She grows marijuana for a living, legally, and she's doing very well.

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