Saturday, May 23, 2015 Sivan 5, 5775

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Aaron Passman, JE Featiure
After a recent incident between Lower Merion and Strath Haven high schools -- in which students engaged in anti-Semitic trash-talking on Facebook prior to a soccer match between the two -- both schools have moved to quell the furor, as well as educate students about the incident. Strath Haven principal MaryJo Yannacone said her school was tackling the issue on...
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In attempting to prevent a total meltdown of the American financial system, and while weighing the pros and cons of the federal rescue program that involves up to $700 billion in taxpayer dollars, the nation's lawmakers perhaps entered their most-contentious period since the 2002 debate over whether or not Congress should authorize the president to use force in Iraq. Such...
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Why Calgary draws the tourists beyond its amazing vistas
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Some people describe Calgary as Canada's answer to Dallas or Houston. The association is understandable, given its most-famous industries have historically been (and continue to be) cattle and oil. The Calgary Stampede, not surprisingly, continues to be one of the city's biggest tourist draws every summer, and the oil industry has continued to bring prosperity to the city in recent...
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Golden oldies help battle age-old stereotypes
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
For some reason, many still believe that seniors -- people in their 70s, 80s, 90s and older -- simply are all frail, sick and confused. In truth, with assistance from modern medicine, exercise and activities, wise nutrition and financial pre-planning, a person's later years can be a time of pleasure, exploration and self-fulfillment. Dr. Barry Marks, a geriatric specialist with...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
A good friend told me about going to a psychology conference and running into a college acquaintance she hadn't seen in more than 30 years. "We looked at each other's name tags, and the memories came flooding back," she told me. Then she paused and whispered half-jokingly, "But she looked so middle-aged!" I know what my friend means. It doesn't...
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