TEACHER: Why are you late?STUDENT: Class started before I got here. —- TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America.MARIA: Here it is.TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America?CLASS: Maria. —- TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor? JOHN: You told me to …Read More »
By Mike Brewster It's hard to imagine that before he founded the Holiday Inn motel chain, travelers had few places to spend a night on the road In the early 1950s, a new Interstate Highway system, cheap gasoline, big cars, and prohibitively expensive air travel meant that even millionaires packed up the family and took to the road for driving vacations. It was summer, 1951, when Kemmons Wilson, one of Memphis' most well-known businessmen, left on a two-week trip to Washington, D.C., with his wife and five children.Read More »
More than 150 U.S. law enforcement officers have been killed since 1999, after being struck by vehicles along America's highways, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. To lower that deadly toll, a new coalition of traffic safety and law enforcement groups is launching a nationwide public awareness campaign to protect emergency personnel along our nation's roadsides.ÔÇ¿ Failure to obey this law will result in hefty fines and more. Watch this...Read More »
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The other day, a man standing next to me at a store in our small town read that a meth lab had been found in an old farm house in the adjoining county, and he asked me a rhetorical question...
Why didn't we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?
I told him I did have a drug problem when I was a kid growing up.
I was drug to church on Sunday... morning and night.
I was drug to church for weddings and funerals.
Only partial news coverage was given to a remarkable editorial, broadcast from Toronto, by Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian television commentator. This is the text of his remarks as printed in the Canadian newspaper, Congressional Record.
By Gordon Sinclair, Canadian Commentator
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"A rich child often sits in a poor mother's lap. " -- Danish Proverb
"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. " -- Charles R. Swindoll
"If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money." -- Abigail Van Buren
"My mother was the making of me." (Thomas Alva Edison)
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Well, you hit the World Trade Center, but you missed America. You hit the Pentagon, but you missed America. You used helpless American bodies, to take out other American bodies, but like a poor marksman, you STILL missed America.Read More »