There are many talented students and teachers here in Gwinnett County, but at each school only one of each is designated as a STAR. The annual STAR (Student Teacher Appreciation Recognition) banquet was held this week, and what makes the event stand out is the honoring of the relationship between student and teacher.
We live in a country that is currently undergoing a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) craze, but it won’t take off until we start making the tough structural fixes necessary so students can master numbers.
Republicans have excelled at concealing their brilliance in recent years and Democrats have exalted in their own good fortune.
The Afghanistan government’s recent release of dozens of imprisoned terrorists, many of whom had killed Americans, was a galling betrayal of those Americans who died defending Afghanistan against the Taliban terrorists — as well as those Americans who have returned home with arms or legs missing, or with minds traumatized beyond repair.
In that spirit of thankfulness, the City of Duluth has declared next week Public Works and Police Appreciation Week. It’s a chance to let the residents of Duluth thank the people who kept their city safe during the storm, a process that was emulated around the county last week.
Michele Bachmann remains confident and resolute despite many political setbacks. We met in her office while much of Congress was fleeing the Capitol Building ahead of a major storm that eventually dumped a foot of snow on Washington. The snow was a big deal to residents of the nation’s capital, but little more than flurries to a Minnesotan like Bachmann.
As the sun shines this weekend and the deep freeze of the past week fades into history, we should be thankful that the ice storm wasn’t worse and that the decisions our leaders made worked well.
An earthquake struck late Valentine’s Day, spooking some residents in the Gwinnett County area.
The GOP’s failure to come to terms with immigration reform has two big implications.
Perhaps the more apt metaphor for this week’s buzz isn’t a movie after all but double jeopardy. The case of Hillary, Bill and Monica has been prosecuted and then some. Thus all, especially Hillary, have been politically inoculated against further prosecution on this point. Besides, as some apparently need reminding, Hillary was the victim.
I have an extremely low tolerance for sequins and tiaras but heartily recommend this film to anyone who can appreciate a heaping slice of Americana — served up Texas style.
I encourage my children, is to “earn your day.” First and always, continue to learn and practice to be a good person. Don’t waste your day. Do something productive, worthwhile and meaningful.
According to the World Health Organization, 12 percent (500,000) of all babies in the U.S. are born before their due date — a rate far higher than in Europe, Canada, Australia or Japan. Put another way: preemies represent about one in eight live births in this country.
It is amazing how many people still fall for the argument that, if life is unfair, the answer is to turn more money and power over to politicians. Since life has always been unfair, for thousands of years and in countries around the world, where does that lead us?
I assume we’ve all done it, dreamed of winning Olympic gold. Whether you were an athlete or not, there’s something about the thought of representing your country atop the medal stand that is quite appealing, and never more so than during an Olympic year when the events are aired in prime time and Olympic champs are seen everywhere from morning show sets to cereal boxes.
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