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Today's News

  • Dawn had one more surprise

    She really didn’t see it coming. But not like a year ago when she was shot five times during a bungled burglary and left paralyzed. Her recent moment in the spotlight was not about her tragedy, but rather about her triumph.

    Last Friday, Dawn was a special guest on Live with Regis and Kelly’s Mom’s Dream Come True show. Out of thousands of letters, she was one of four mothers chosen for the annual Mother’s Day special. Her husband Sgt. 1st Class Michael Weiss wrote a heart-rending letter to the show explaining what his wife meant to him and to their family.

  • Check out ?charities? before you give

    I am often asked about telephone solicitations from various “charities.” Some charities claim to support various groups such as “fallen police widows” or “firefighter’s widows.”

    People want to help but how can you be sure the charity is legitimate? I found some tips from the National Consumers League that might help.

    If you are approached by an unfamiliar charity check it out. Most states require charities to register with the Better Business Bureau and require reports on their fundraising efforts and how that money is used.

  • Business Spotlight

    This week’s business spotlight is on Glady’s Cleaning Service, residential and commercial.

    Q. How long has your business been in operation?

    A. Ten years.

    Q. What date do you consider your business anniversary?

    A. March 1998.

    Q. What is a typical day like at your business?

    A. Scheduling of accounts to offer the best service; supplies are checked and ordered.

    Q. What do customers like best about your business?

    A. The personal customized service – we treat our customers like family.

  • Bahamas cruise raffle to benefit Hospice

    I hope you all enjoyed your Mothers Day last Sunday. When we speak of mothers, we should really think of mothering women.

    Sometimes an aunt, grandmother or mother of an adopted child has given the mothering. A biological mother is just one of many women who take on this role.

  • We're peddling puns in the Alley

    Today is National Bike to Work Day. Celebrate by getting out your bicycle and riding it to work – or someplace. By continuing this every day you will be in great physical shape and save a bundle of gasoline money at the same time.

    Bicycle stories and thoughts about gasoline permeate today’s Pun Alley.

    Up and Down

    Panting and perspiring, two blondes on a tandem bicycle at last got to the top of a hill. “That was a steep climb,” said the first blonde.

  • Old-fashioned democracy in action

    One of the great joys the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly indulge in is attending our grandchildren’s softball games. The downside to all of this is being forced to watch other grandparent’s grandchildren play. Not to say they are not good, however, they do not quite measure up to our grandchildren. It is not their fault. After all, children cannot pick their grandparents.

  • Wings golf tourney ready to take off

    Just down the road apiece Preservist Bud Haedike, vice president of Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum, is promoting a campaign to raise funds to build an aviation museum which will preserve the history of military aviation, honor our veterans, and generate revenue at Dunnellon Airport.

    The Wings of Freedom is having its annual golf tournament fundraiser at Spruce Creek Golf Course, on State Road 200, three miles southwest of C.R. 484, on Saturday, May 31.

  • Running out of gas on road to ruin

    Plainly speaking, our government is clearly out of control in so many ways it’s not even funny. A lot of our real enemies are in Washington, D.C. Their actions daily are causing America to self-destruct. We are borrowing $2 billon a day from our enemy, China, to support our economy so the public won’t know how bad the current recession really is.

    If China wanted America to collapse, all they and the other creditors such as Japan would have to do is to call in our loans and notes. We could never pay up.

  • More 'Read'

    The crowd was busy at the Corridor's Liberty Community Park this month. The annual spring celebration "Read on the Green," drew children, parents, grandparents, neighbors and authors.

    The slideshow below shares some of the images from the event.

    Click on photo below to move to the next slide.

  • CD and DVD formats can be confusing

    Have you gone shopping for CDs and DVDs and viewed all sorts of formats? The question is which one to buy.

    First, let me talk about CD RW and DVD RW. These allow you to read, write, erase, and write again. This sounds great, but there is a problem since they do not act like an external or jump drive.