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Girls & Boys Town

In 1917, Father Edward J. Flanagan, a Roman Catholic priest and Irish immigrant, borrowed $90 from a friend to open a home for wayward boys in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. Flanagan had worked with down-and-out men who were often too lost to change. He saw that the problem needed to be addressed at the root, when […]

Colin Powell Biography

We will be posting stories and articles about the great Colin Powell, so we wanted to start with a short biography. Colin Powell Biography Courtesy of Early Years Colin Powell was born April 5, 1937 to Luther and Maud Powell. Luther and Maud were Jamaicans who immigrated to the United States. Born in Harlem, Colin would […]

I’m Counting on You

Should You Pay Off Your Student Loans Quickly?

This article from the Huffington Post tells the story of one Harvard Business Student’s quest to eliminate $90,000 in student loan debt. The end highlights four ideas: Scrutinize spending Pay off private student loans first Don’t cash out retirement accounts Get a roommate Feeling trapped under a mountain of student loan debt? Joe Mihalic did. […]

Originally posted on The Jamestown Comet.:
Deer In Headlines By Gery L. Deer Probably the most famous photo of Truman. (Photo by W. Eugene Smith//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images) I’ve always been interested in politics and, given how public I am in some ways it’s not unexpected to have people come up to me and ask…

Jason McElwain: Boy with Autism Wins the Game

On Saturday night, March 4th, at Rochester’s Blue Cross Arena, the Greece Athena basketball team won the Class AA high school basketball title with a 54-51 win over Irondequoit. Steve Kerr broke a 51-51 tie with 20 seconds to go, connecting on a three pointer. Afterward, team manager Jason McElwain said it’s his “dream come […]

Readers Write on the Energy Wars

What does all this geostrategic strutting have to do with soaring prices at the pump? For one thing, the uncertainty created by Iran, Iraq, and Venezuela has added a $10-$20 risk premium to the price of oil per barrel, according to Wall Street analysts. The politics of energy also doesn’t bode well for future prices, […]