Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775

By:
Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Weather is common fare for small talk, but it's difficult to think of many topics that can have a bigger effect on economic activity. It's not a coincidence that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- the federal agency that studies and forecasts weather -- is run by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Take, for example, the most publicized weather...
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By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Courage comes in many forms. We're all captivated, for instance, by accounts of people who rescue others from burning buildings and tales of wartime bravery. Yet sometimes, we discover equally heroic stories of people who struggle day in and day out with some type of severe physical handicap. Such is the particular courage of Josh Winheld of Cheltenham, who was...
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It's no secret that obesity is a problem in humans. Reality television makes millions of dollars chronicling the efforts of Americans attempting to shed excess weight. And every day, new medical research highlights the serious implications obesity has for heart disease, diabetes and other maladies. Now, more and more attention is being paid to the problem in household pets. According...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
She was like an onion. No, she did not smell bad or make me cry. But the more we talked, the more I learned about her, and the more I felt like I was peeling away layers of an onion. Her initial e-mail to me sounded depressingly fatalistic about her online experiences: "I'm going out on a limb to write...
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Shaping up figures to fit his outlook
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
He had dreams, just as we all do. For Laurence Kaplan, the dream was to go to the Police Academy after college and, eventually, become a policeman. But his dreams were shattered after suffering a serious spinal cord injury in 1992. The young man broke 10 vertebrae, a couple of ribs, his ankle and suffered serious burns, as well as...
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