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Labor Roundup

Labor Roundup Building Trades’ McGarvey: ‘Politics is not a marriage. It’s a business.’ AFL-CIO Building Trades Department President Sean McGarvey told the 56th annual Michigan Building and Construction Trades legislative conference last month “the strength of the labor movement is…

Is Vitamin D The Wonder Vitamin?

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Vitamin-D deficiency is linked to a long list of problems including bone weakness (osteoporosis), heart attacks, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, falls, muscle weakness, nervous system diseases including multiple sclerosis, psychiatric problems including depression, pregnancy problems.   After reading this…

WE DID IT AGAIN!!!!!!!

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Another scoop by “Straight Talk” and the Community Word with news that Chris Reynolds has been hired as the new Athletic Director by Bradley University. This columnist announced that Reynolds was under serious consideration over two months ago not only…

NATURE RAMBLES

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Spring Cleaning… Spring has finally arrived, and there’s a flurry of activity and updates to share. So get out and enjoy everything that this season has to offer.    Fire… An ecologist once said that fire season is just like…

SERENDIPITY

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Communication Writing, Com 200, at Bradley University in the fall of 1987 included about 20 young students, our professor, the late Dr. Jack Fought, and me. I was the one with apprehension written all over my face. Old enough to be the…

Labor Roundup

Think tank defends crackdown on law-breaking contractors. In Washington, a progressive think-tank is defending President Obama’s executive order cracking down on federal contractors who break labor laws. Karla Walter of the Center for American Progress reminded a House committee of…

2 for 2 in scoops

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As exclusively reported in this column by this monthly newspaper, Bradley athletic director Michael Cross is going to be replaced. It was made official with the Cross resignation, Monday, Feb. 16. We also predicted that Bradley president Joanne Glasser was…