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Friday, November 30, 2001
Learn who your friends and enemies are, and when to keep quiet

John Maxwell tells a story that, I believe, teaches a profound message. It seems that during a recent winter, while all the birds up north were preparing to migrate south, as the leaves were just beginning to change colors, one little bird resisted. "I don't know why, every winter, we have to make that long, arduous journey south. This is a good place here. There plenty of food, the weather is nice, and I'm tired of making that stupid trip with all the other birds. I'm staying here."

Scary science on the way and plenty of responsibility goes with it

As Americans begin in earnest the debate concerning cloning, perhaps the most mind-boggling scientific development in history, it is more important than ever to revisit the issue of moral responsibility. Another development in the news this week casts a striking parallel.

Some safety tips for handling Christmas trees, lights and ornaments
By Rick Ryckeley
Fayette County Fire & Emergency Services

Every year my son and I make the annual trek to a nearby Christmas tree farm. This year is no different. Armed with saw in hand, we set out on our journey through the trees not yet aware of just what a journey it would be. Holidays are for families to be together, to enjoy each other's company and share good times.

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