Safety goggles vital to protect against fireworks injury

Safety goggles vital to protect against fireworks injury

As a 10-year-old growing up in the Midwest, Jon Konti remembers the anticipation that started weeks before the July 4th holiday—those big industrial-strength skyrockets set off at the hometown stadium, the secretly purchased Chinese firecrackers that some of his buddies somehow mysteriously acquired, even the hand-held sparklers that offered an always exciting, though presumably harmless, thrill.

Legoland food court both tasty and local

Legoland food court both tasty and local

It was 2007, nearly 10 years since Ward Walston had started awakening virtually every morning to confront another day, another construction site, another excruciating battle with the aches and pains that had grown progressively worse as the months and years wore on.

Why it’s important for our daily newspapers to survive

In its Monday, June 4, edition and in a column the previous week, The New York Times made reference to the challenges facing America’s daily newspapers, particularly relating to declining ad revenues that have led to staff layoffs, fewer days of publication and increased emphasis on online content. The Times’ coverage was triggered, in part, […]

Letters from Dad

Letters from Dad

As Father’s Day has approached in years past, we’ve featured dads whose lives have proved inspirational to their sons and daughters—men with special achievements, special contributions, special memories shared by those who know or knew them. All of which caused me to wonder why, in our 20 or so years of honoring our dads on […]

Woman’s last days eased by teens’ generosity

Woman’s last days eased by teens’ generosity

Automotive-technology students at Corona del Sol High School brought a measure of kindness—and some desperately needed convenience—to a terminally ill woman whose final days were becoming an even larger battle because she lacked a running vehicle to make doctors’ visits or run even short errands. Tapping into the students’ auto-repair skills, Hospice of Arizona and […]

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