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Research: MLP: Lie vs. lay (reprised)

January 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

At the risk of repetition (but not redundancy, Dear Reader — that would mean restating an idea using different words), your Mrs. Language Person repeats and as requested, elaborates. Only upon fervent request would she lay the rules down ye...

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Shutdowns open scam doors to government websites

January 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

If the government shuts down again in a few weeks, some of its websites might be inaccessible because of expired security certificates. Each government agency is responsible for keeping its security certificates updated, a process usually d...

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Magnetic north is moving

January 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

Our Earth’s geomagnetic field, also known simply as the planet’s magnetic field, protects us from the solar winds and deadly cosmic rays that would severely damage or destroy the ozone layer that shields our planet from ultraviolet radiatio...

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HISTORY CORNER: Dogs of our fathers: Part II

January 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

Smoky was a tiny Yorkshire terrier that seemed to know that she had a mission on Earth. In World War II, an Australian soldier found her huddled in an abandoned foxhole in the New Guinea jungle — possibly left behind by retreating Japanese ...

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NIC trustees respond to allegation ‘falsehoods’

January 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

The NIC Board of Trustees does not routinely respond to articles in the press but we understand our athletic programs are very important to our community, as they are to us. We wish to clarify policy, and dispel recent falsehoods made about...

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Get the tax refund you deserve

January 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

Looking for free, fast tax prep? Look no further! Getting help is easy with Tax-Aide and MyFreeTaxes.Tax-Aide is brought to our community by AARP, but you don’t have to be retired to take advantage of it. With the help of their team of IRS-...

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OPINION: CHERYL STRANSKY — Don’t fall for Dalton recall’s scare tactics

January 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

I have lived in Dalton Gardens for 33 years. My two children were raised here. I love the quality of life Dalton Gardens provides, large 1-acre lots plus a sense of community you don’t find everywhere. I am writing this letter out of concer...

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MLP: Homo, hetero and even capito

January 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Editor’s note: Our favorite SOB (Snitty Old Bitty) still can’t type, but with her unbroken paw she can dust off some of her favorite columns. Here’s one of them.•••Yes, your Mrs. Language Person is a Disney fan. Disney (and black-and-white ...

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If you have a password, you need to read this

January 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

It takes a thief less than 12 seconds to crack a 4-digit numerical code.Why? Because there are only 10,000 guesses required. With the sophisticated technology criminals seem to have access to, it’s easy to see why we are vulnerable. Are you...

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Community roots deep for Jacklins

January 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

When Glenn Jacklin retires at the end of January, it will be the end of an era — one that began in 1936 during the Great Depression when his grandfather, Arden, founded Jacklin Seed Company. For the first time in 83 years there won’t be a J...

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