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Students advising students

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In my lifetime, I’ve taught hundreds of classes with diverse students: 4- H club members, prison inmates, senior citizens, undergraduates, graduates, and in the past year telecom union employees, primarily AT&T, using web-based instruction (this means at a given time, I turn on my computer and my camera in my home, mount my PowerPoint and start talking to my students who are located from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh).I’m always loved teaching and believe that I was teaching even as a full-time college administrator, working to get board members and those whom I supervised to understand that our mission and actions should always be focused on students and their needs.

 

Afghanistan’s moment of reckoning

Afghanistan faces ever deepening security and political crises. As American troops withdraw, Taliban military advances are threatening entire districts, and government coffers are dwindling.NATO leaders are scheduled to hold a summit meeting next week that is supposed to reaffirm the alliance’s commitment to keep supporting Afghanistan’s security forces, which, like the rest of the government, are heavily dependent on international aid. It will be very hard to justify c...

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By Katherine Hawkins Contributing Columnist

Beginning in the 1990s, and accelerating after Sept. 11, the CIA flew terrorism suspects to secret police custody in Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, and Libya. Many of them were tortured. Starting in 2002, the CIA began operating secret prisons all over the world: Thailand, Lithuania, Romania, Poland, Afghanistan, Djibouti, briefly Guantanamo Bay.

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II.On this date:In 1666, the Great Fire of London broke out.In 1789, the United States Treasury Department was est...

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4-H Environmental Camp is coming up

In 1998 the Harlan County Extension 4-H Program hosted a one-day 4-H Environmental Camp held at Camp O’ Cumberland Scout Camp near Wallins. Two schools attended bringing all their fourth grade classes.There were four environment classes presented by Kentucky Forestry Service, local volunteer Archie Ridings, Rob Miller, former agriculture agent, and Tim Anders from the Soil Conservation office.

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Reforming immigration by executive order a bad idea

Three words for President Barack Obama:Don’t do it.Don’t sign an executive order unilaterally creating faux immigration reform.Advocates, frustrated by a Congress that through two presidencies has failed to enact reform, are pressing for big and bold action.Such action might be satisfying for a day or two. But it would set back their cause for years, if not decades. The next Republican president could reverse such an order immediately. E...

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Times of trouble and terror

William Barclay was the great expositor of the Bible, known throughout the world. In Matthew 24:1-31, he writes and edits one of the Biblical passages about the second coming of Christ. When on the Mount of Olives with Jesus, His disciples asked Him about the end of the age and the signs of His coming again.Read that passage carefully and see if anything resembles the day in which we live. In verses six-eight, the scholar of Scotland translates, “You will hear of wars and rep...

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Who drug addiction affects

She weighs maybe 90 pounds as she pitifully stands in the courtroom; her eyes starting to roll back into her head. There are remnants of what probably used to be a pretty girl. The young woman is in custody for prostitution and possession of a controlled substance. Having been arrested by the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, she is headed to the Regional Jail at Holden. She will soon become a very sick individual. She will likely wish for death as a result of the withdrawal pains she ...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Monday, September 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year. This is Labor Day.Today’s Highlight in History:On September 1, 1939, World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland.On this date:In 1159, Pope Adrian IV, the only English pope, died.In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr was found not guilty of treason. (...

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Sunday, August 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On August 31, 1954, Hurricane Carol hit the northeastern Atlantic states; Connecticut, Rhode Island and part of Massachusetts bore the brunt of the storm, which resulted in some 70 deaths.On this date:In 1886, an earthquake with an estimated magn...

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Getting old is not for sissies

A day in my life never passes that at least a few people check by phone or stop by to see how I’m doing. And when I get out in public I am usually inundated by folks who want to look me over and make sure I’m still standing. To be perfectly honest, it feels kinda good to know that friends and casual acquaintances have some concern for my well-being.There was a time in my life when it was dangerous to ask me how I’m doing unless you really, and I do mean really and...

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Tree planting an honorable act

Whether you’re planting a single tree in your yard or several acres on a farm, tree planting is an honorable act to perform. The paybacks are many and not fully appreciated.Trees can provide income to their owner, pleasing views, and places to hike, hunt or play. Trees are extremely important for erosion control, having many miles of fine roots that bind and protect the topsoil upon which man and beast depends.To wildlife, a grove of trees is home and food source. ...

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A retired coal miner’s story

As I walked into This ‘N That at Benham earlier this month, I saw a few people seated at a table at the back of the store, drinking their morning coffee and enjoying the day’s conversation. Within no time at all, I had asked them three or four questions and learned a particular piece of information that made me sad.

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Today in History

By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, August 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On August 30, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, which was intended to promote private development of nuclear energy.On this date:In 1861, Union Gen. John C. Fremont instituted martial law in Missouri and...

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Ice Bucket Challenge a great idea

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gerhig’s disease, is a horrible illness.It’s a progressive disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons from ALS eventually leads to death.Sadly, having Lou Gerhig’s disease is a death sentence. For those who have witnessed it up close,...

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Count your blessings any day

The average American is happy to have a paying job with the opportunity to make a little more money. Most Americans would like to work a few extra hours when they could. However, many Americans dream of retiring to fish, golf, garden or relax. Others enjoy working so much that they never quit.It all depends on the kind of work you do. If you are a coal miner, then retirement at 55 looks great. If the daily manual labor is not too overtaxing then many enjoy staying on the job.

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4-H Environmental Camp is coming up

In 1998 the Harlan County Extension 4-H Program hosted a...

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State helps ark park defy science

When Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” was...

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Letter to the Editor

This being the Fourth of July, I felt led to share my...

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