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Is the Business Handshake too Risky This Flu Season?

Remember the “Seinfeld” episode in which the failure to shake hands ruined a business deal? When Elaine’s boss, the publisher Mr. Lippman, sneezes and doesn’t have his handkerchief, he avoids …

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Letter on Grammar Published in DM News

Those of us who are cursed with a knowledge of correct word usage and spelling cringe every time (not “everytime”) we read copy filled with errors. Social media in particular …

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Honor Flight Is a True Honor for 40 WWII Veterans

It was a great day in honor of highly deserving World War II veterans. Arriving at the airport at 5 a.m., we flew to Washington, D.C. and spent the day …

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I Swear It’s True: Swearing Is a Bad Idea

Swearing has been much in the news lately. Consider these incidents just in the past few weeks: In politics: Bob McDonnell, the GOP candidate for governor in Virginia, said in …

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Korean War Veterans to Speak at Sept. 17 Marine Corps League Meeting

Korean War veterans will present “Remembering the Korean War” at a meeting of the Simpson-Hoggatt Detachment of the Marine Corps League, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Disabled Veterans …

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Walter Cronkite: Further Proof 1916 Was a Good Year

Walter Cronkite was an icon in my field, journalism. When he died recently, I learned that he had been born on Nov. 4, 1916. Birthdates in 1916 have always caught …

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Who’s on first…but where are the 5 W’s?

Two full-page ads in The Kansas City Star caught my eye recently because they left out an all-important piece of information. WHERE. First, there was the ad announcing Paul McCartney’s …

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Reflections on the Moon Landing

It was one of those “I remember exactly where I was” moments when the Eagle landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. As Neil Armstrong said, it truly was, …

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Ceremony to Honor Hospitalman at Marine Corps League Meeting

Working with the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and now the Marine Corps League gives me the opportunity to thank both veterans and active military for their service. Marines, Navy corpsmen …

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Merger of YouTube, Twitter and Facebook?

On Conan O’Brien’s first week on The Tonight Show, he predicted that YouTube, Twitter and Facebook would merge…creating another time-wasting Web site called YouTwitFace. That may be a little too …

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