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Justin Burns running for Principal of St. Clair County Schools

Justin Burns announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination Thursday as superintendent of the St. Clair County school system. Burns made the announcement during a meeting of young Republicans from St. Clair County in Pell City at the City Market Grill. “30 years ago our family moved to St Clair,” said Burns. “It gives us the opportunity to give back. …

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Ezekiel a hero for trying to save siblings

New Sean douglas An hour ago Porters carrying the small coffin of one of three children who perished in a house fire at Rookery Kook in Maraval in front of Rock Church in Morvant after the funeral service. – SUREASH CHOLAI EZEKIEL BURKE, 17, died a hero while trying to save his two younger siblings, Faith, six, and Kayden, three, …

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Parents in Wisconsin are fed up with schools’ attempts to brainwash children

Parents in Wisconsin are fed up with attempts by their school districts to indoctrinate their children, and they’re not going to be silent any longer. For months, parents in the state’s largest suburban GOP stronghold, outside of Milwaukee, tried to push the creeping turn of the Elmbrook school district to the left. Now they are asking other residents to sign …

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It’s no fun: a guide to jokes and humor at work

When I had my first job after college, about 30 years ago, my boss was a woman who was also called Michele. To set us apart, coworkers started calling us Big Michele and Little Michele (she was tall, I wasn’t), and even worse, Old Michele and Young Michele. I felt bad with those rankings, but being in my early twenties, …

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New book examines Sting’s enduring Catholic imagination

(RNS) – In 2000, sociologist Andrew Greeley wrote a book called “The Catholic Imagination”, in which he examined the enduring power of Catholic stories, images and sensibilities in shaping the experiences of artists through the ages – from 16th century Italian sculptor Bernini to director Martin Scorsese. Now there is a new addition to this corpus: British rock star Sting. …

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Questions and authors: Margaret Hermes

Submitted photo This month, Novel Bay Booksellers hosted a series of author signing sessions featuring local and regional authors. On July 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., author Margaret Hermes will be at the store at 44 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay to sign copies of its latest issue, The opposite of chance. Hermes has a long-standing connection …

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Julia Haart tackles pushback of Orthodox Jews after Netflix show

Julia Haart cherishes the positive reactions she has heard since the launch of her reality series, “My Unorthodox Life”, on Netflix. But the former Orthodox Jewish mother / yeshiva teacher and Monsey resident and fashion mogul is also keenly aware of the negative comments and admits she was surprised at the level of vitriol. “I wonder if those who write …

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THROUGH THE ARCHIVES: ‘British Legion stands up for a better world,’ preachers tell Portavogie congregation

Fishing trawlers in the port of Portavogie. Photo: Brian Little Archives / News Letter More than a hundred members of the British Legion attended a drumming service at the Green Presbyterian Church, Portavogie, the previous afternoon when the new Kircubbin branch standard was consecrated, the News Letter. Among the branches represented were Belfast, Comber, Newtownards, Ballywalter, Portaferry, Donaghadee, Bangor and …

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Two Orthodox Jewish MLB pitchers juggle baseball and religion

It’s a decision that hasn’t come up much, if at all, over the past century and a half of Major League Baseball. Two young pitchers, freshly drafted by MLB and ready to start their careers, face a choice when it comes to playing the seventh day of the week: The Sabbath? Or cursors? The Orthodox Jewish athletes were selected in …

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