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Going Green - The Dry Cleaning Dilemma E-mail
Written by Dana Adkins   

Most posts I have put up have been all about going green clothing, but I realized none of them have touched on taking care of them.  A lot of clothes have the dry clean only label, and after delving further into the dry cleaning world, I came across some staggering statistics.  Dry cleaning is just as harmful to society as cotton farms, and as a result, “green” dry cleaning companies are being formed, but have yet to mark their mark on society like green clothing has.  There was one company in particular that made an impact on me when I read the article and that was “Hangers Cleaners”.

Torture Vs Abortion E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   

On December 30.2012, Robyn Blumner wrote an opinion column in the Tampa Bay Times entitled Torture Should Not Be  A Secret for U.S. To Keep.  In this article she begins with how the film Zero Dark Thirty has reopened debate over torture.  Whether torture works is a question, yet as a nation committed to human rights perhaps that is not the question.

Re: Mass Shootings In Our Schools E-mail
Written by Darrell Scott Transcript for House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee   

Back in 1999 Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee.

The following is a portion of the transcript:

How To "Fix" Congress E-mail

This is the text of an email received by one of our readers. It seems like a good idea, so he forwarded it to us for publication.

_*Congressional Reform Act of 2012*_

Key Legal Documents We All Should Have and the Role of Eldercare Attorneys E-mail
Written by Arthur Moseley, Griswold Special Care   

There are four key documents we all should have:

    •  Healthcare Surrogate- this designates someone to make medical decisions for you if you
       cannot make them for yourself
    •  Durable Power of Attorney- used to designate someone to make health, financial, and/or
       legal decisions when you are unable to act
    •  Last Will and Testament- this directs how your property will be managed after your death
    •  Living Will/Advanced Directive- this formalizes your wishes regarding the medical care
       to be used or withheld if you become incapacitated

The Difference between Home Care and Home Health Care and Home Care Payment Resources E-mail
Written by Arthur Moseley   

Home Health Care
Skilled Care/Medical Insurance Reimbursed-Your health insurance provider (Medicare, etc.) may pay for in home nurse visits and/or physical therapy to help you recuperate from an injury after a fall or to provide strengthening exercises/balancing programs to proactively prevent one, even if you haven’t been admitted to the hospital.  See your primary physician to determine what is available and how it works. If you need the name of a good Home Health Agency providing these types services, let us know. We have relationships with many of them.

The Caregiving Of A Loved One E-mail
Written by Arthur Moseley   
One of the biggest challenges of our time is also one of the least recognized: the caregiving of a loved one, be it a parent that has just gotten older and can’t get around much anymore or a spouse who is suffering from Alzheimer’s or a family member that has just undergone a operation and has a long recovery process ahead of them.
My Memory Of Danny Eugene Nicklow E-mail
Written by Captain James Kyle J.D., USMC (Ret)   

My memory of Danny Eugene Nicklow of Friendsville, Maryland is intensely personal, elusive, and incomplete.  Personal, as to the bonding together like brothers in our days of youth.  Elusive, as to the people who never had the privilege to have known him.  Incomplete, as to the great destiny that surely awaited him.
Heaven E-mail
Written by Bob Kalle   
Mom yelled from the kitchen, “Timmy, it’s time for bed, why don’t you go upstairs and get changed and say your prayers, I will be up in a minute after I finish the dishes.”
True Meaning of Stress E-mail
This was an email forwarded to me by my good friend, Sandra Higginbotham. I thought it was worth sharing.
A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience; with a raised glass of water, and everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'..... she fooled them all... "How heavy is this glass of water?", she inquired with a smile.
Citizen's Proposed Congressional Reform Act of 2011 E-mail
Written by Concerned Citizen   
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified!  Why?  Simple!  The people demanded it.  That was in 1971...before computers, before e-mail,
before cell phones, etc.
The Blackout Effect E-mail
Written by Jason Smith   
Benjamin Franklin once said that their two certainties in life.  Those two things were death and taxes.  For local Buccaneers fans, you can add blacked out home games to that list and for diehard football fans this is tantamount to death.  Death of a routine that some of us have had for years.
Why Do Headlights get Yellow? E-mail
Written by Jay Brodie, Owner of JB Windshield Repair   
I’ve been doing windshield repairs and headlight restorations for over 2 years. With headlight restoration there are two questions that I always get:  What causes the headlights to turn yellow and is it on the inside?
How The New Credit Card Regulations Affect You E-mail
Written by Richard Alexander, Esq.   

Recently, Congress implemented new significant changes to consumers’ credit card debt, and it is important to appreciate and understand how the new law affects you.  Of course, the good news is that as consumers, we will all enjoy the new regulations that are designed to protect us. 

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