DL News Staff
The Lakes Area Parrot Heads Club has little to do with bird watching, nothing to do with bird flu, and rarely gives crackers when Polly wants one. Parrot Heads are dedicated fans of Jimmy Buffet -- a country-folk-pop crooner who has recorded over 30 album projects since 1970.
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) was one of the greatest men to walk the face of the earth. Schweitzer was a brilliant German philosopher, physician, musician, clergyman, missionary and writer on theology. At the age of 21, he decided to spend his next nine years in science, music and preaching, then devote the rest of his life to serving humanity directly as a medical missionary. So he went to medical school then went to deepest, darkest Africa with his wife, a nurse, to set up a clinic (built out of a chicken coop) and hospital to serve the natives. That he did for the next 60 years.
This Wednesday I will embark on the biggest adventure of my life. I will be traveling to Europe for a month. Starting in London, I will slowly work my way through the French Riviera and Italian vineyards all the way to the birthplace of civilization, Greece. Frankly I am beside myself with excitement (even though I realize that unpleasant culture shock is probably within my not too distant future). Who wouldn't be? An opportunity of a lifetime is at my feet, and I am about to snatch it up. I believe that traveling is a huge benefit to society.
March 19, 2003. At 5:43 a.m. in Iraq, U.S. Stealth bombers and Tomahawk Cruise Missiles begin what is known as "Operation Iraqi Freedom" by bombing targets in and around Baghdad. Our troops have been fighting for over three years to help free Iraqi citizens, and bring Saddam Hussein down along with his oppressive government. Dec. 13, 2003. Saddam Hussein is captured. He surrenders peacefully climbing out of a small hole in the ground. The oppressive government has been over thrown, and a new question arises -- where do we go from here?
Two of Minnesota's congressional delegation are hopeful Japan will begin buying U.S. beef again. Democrat U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and Rep. U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, in separate press releases last week, were reservedly optimistic about a proposed breakthrough in negotiations between both countries. Peterson called it an important first step in resuming U.S. beef exports to Japan.
Minnesota veterans and members of the military with Iraq and Afghanistan campaign medals, and recipients of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary or Service medals may now purchase a special license plate to show pride in their service to our country. The Minnesota departments of Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services invite all who have served to purchase one of these special license plates. The plates are a standard Minnesota plate featuring a campaign, expeditionary or service medal.
Question 1: If one is driving on a highway through a small town at night and there is no traffic in the town, is it legal to keep one's headlights on the high setting? Answer 1: Yes it is. According to statute 169.61 we are required to use the low setting when within 1,000 feet of another vehicle coming towards us and when within 200 feet when following a vehicle. I think it is a good idea to use low beams as it is very possible to forget you have your high beams on should you meet another vehicle in town. Question 2: I never exceed the speed limit.
In the Midwest, summer is often synonymous with sunburn. People tend to spend too much time in the sun without protecting their skin. Avoiding sunburn is important. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control, 1 million American's are diagnosed with skin cancer each year. Of those diagnosed, more than 7,700 will die as a result of the condition. Meanwhile, more an annoyance than a health concern, acne is more prevalent in the summer as people spend more time in hot, humid conditions.
Support programs Help us help you. Submit your listing for support groups to Pippi Mayfield at: email@example.com . SOHR group Sexual Orientation & Human Rights is committed to supporting people concerned with sexual orientation, human rights and gender issues, and to provide education related to these issues to the broader community. It meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-800-0350 ext. 524.
For anyone who needs one more reason to tip the scale toward a healthier lifestyle, the American Cancer Society has it: being overweight is a risk factor for many forms of cancer. A new nationwide survey by the American Cancer Society finds that while most Americans (83 percent) recognize the link of being overweight to heart disease and many (57 percent) know the link to diabetes, far fewer (eight percent) understand there is a connection between being overweight and cancer risk.