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Losing The Memory Of Your Life
Point of View : McConnors corner
By Sean McConnor on Sep 14, 2008 - 1:22:33 AM
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VARIOU
S—Alzheimer's is an incurable disease that damages the brain cells responsible for memory, intelligence, judgment and speech. The victims of Alzheimer’s are remembered every year on September 21.


  Remembering The 343
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By Sean McConnor on Sep 7, 2008 - 8:31:17 AM
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UNITED STATE
S—That dreadful anniversary is here again: 9-11. It is time to remember the fallen. As for the 343 firefighters who died, I am honored to breathe the same air that they did and live on the same planet”¦



Get To Work!
Point of View : McConnors corner
By Sean McConnor on Aug 31, 2008 - 8:44:06 AM

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UNITED STATE
S—Senator Tom Coburn did an audit of federal agencies and found an unacceptable level of absences. Since 2001, federal employees have been absent without leave for almost 20 million hours.



  I Take This Person To Be My Wedded Spouse
Point of View : McConnors corner
By Sean McConnor on Aug 24, 2008 - 7:25:38 AM
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CALIFORNI
A—Since California legalized gay marriage, the people who oppose same-sex marriages have responded with a measure that will be on the November ballot (Prop 8) that seeks to eliminate gay marriage.


Homeowners Beware!
Point of View : McConnors corner
By Sean McConnor on Aug 17, 2008 - 2:18:33 PM
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S—Some of us are renters and others are homeowners. Still others have been both, so they know a lot about repairs. Nevertheless, there are a few things you knew to be aware of when you can Mr. or Ms. Fix-it.


  Nothing Is Free
Point of View : McConnors corner
By Sean McConnor on Aug 10, 2008 - 10:59:08 AM

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LOS ANGELE
S—The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and the L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) will have billion dollar measures on the November ballot along with some state bond measures.



August, 1914
Point of View : McConnors corner
By Sean McConnor on Aug 3, 2008 - 7:55:10 AM

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S—In the summer of 1914, a generation of peace and the first World War began which altered the lives of the planet forever. Despite all the pretentious titles, those who are in charge are no wiser than you and I.



  They Do Not Care
Point of View : McConnors corner
By Sean McConnor on Jul 27, 2008 - 7:54:10 AM

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UNITED STATES
The oil industry comes up with a lot of excuses and rationales for the current gas crisis. It ultimately boils down to, in my opinion, that they don't really care about us consumers.



The American People: Unsung Heroes
Point of View : McConnors corner
By Sean McConnor on Jul 20, 2008 - 11:32:31 AM

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UNITED STATE
S—Mailer's definition of a hero is not applicable to any individual in this time, financially and militarily, in our national life. Instead, the term could be applied to the American people.



  The Presidency Of The United States Of America
Point of View : McConnors corner
By Sean McConnor on Jul 13, 2008 - 7:52:03 AM

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UNITED STATES
In November, we will elect the next president. However it turns out, it will be a first: the first African-American or the oldest man ever elected. We might have the first female vice president, too.



Going Hungry In America
Point of View : McConnors corner
By Sean McConnor on Jul 6, 2008 - 12:34:07 AM
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UNITED STATE
S—A woman who is a big shot in a federal job was speaking with some members of Congress the other day. She was reprimanding them about all the advantages they have given federal employees.


  All Men Are Created Equal
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By Sean McConnor on Jun 29, 2008 - 8:57:38 AM
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UNITED STATE
S—I have often thought of the young Marine and that day at Camp Pendleton Marine Base. Independance Day is more than beer, hot dogs, and fireworks. It is about reflecting on freedom.


Get Screened For Cancer
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By Sean McConnor on Jun 22, 2008 - 9:23:46 AM

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S—I don't know if you have ever passed the VA Hospital in West Los Angeles. Chances are if you live on the West Side you  have passed the big white building with "West Los Angeles VA Medical Center" on the front.



  Early To Bed, Early To Rise
Point of View : McConnors corner
By Sean McConnor on Jun 15, 2008 - 3:03:17 PM

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S—Things are really stressful these days with high gas prices, the economy slowing down,  foreclosures rising, and the war in Iraq. It is enough to keep you from sleeping, which is the worst thing for you!



Get Off the Phone
Point of View : McConnors corner
By Sean McConnor on Jun 8, 2008 - 1:37:11 PM

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CALIFORNIA—
July 1, 2008 begins a new era . Come July 1, the California Wireless Telephone Safety Act of 2006 takes effect, targeting "motor mouths" who use cell phones while driving in California.



  The Mark Of Civilization
Point of View : McConnors corner
By Sean McConnor on Jun 1, 2008 - 9:00:34 AM

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S—The mortgage crisis is turning neighborhoods into ghost towns. There isn’t a block in the neighborhood that doesn't have a house for sale or a house that the owner has walked away from. The tragedy is real.



Who Shall Rule This American Nation
Point of View : McConnors corner
By Sean McConnor on May 25, 2008 - 9:13:13 AM

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UNITED STATE
S—Who is going to help the new President in January run the country is especially pertinent now that the presumptive party nominees will be selecting someone soon to run with them as their VP candidate.



  Blessed Are The Children
Point of View : McConnors corner
By Sean McConnor on May 18, 2008 - 7:44:10 AM

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VARIOU
S—If one believes the mainstream media, there are preponderance of sexual predators out and about these days. Some things are difficult to write about and writing this column is tough.



Nickel and Diming Us To Death
Point of View : McConnors corner
By Sean McConnor on May 11, 2008 - 12:32:05 AM
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UNITED STATE
S—There was a time in America when people were being taxed to death and forced to pay fees and increased prices all the time. Hence, the expression, "nickel and dimed to death" came into being.


  Colleges Vs. Prisons
Point of View : McConnors corner
By Sean McConnor on May 4, 2008 - 9:17:54 AM
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CALIFORNI
A—
Get ready for fireworks! The heads of the UC, CSU and California Community College systems led a rally in Sacramento to protest the proposed budget cuts to their institutions.

End Of The Rope For The Condemned
Point of View : McConnors corner
By Sean McConnor on Apr 27, 2008 - 10:17:59 AM
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UNITED STATE
S—The Supreme Court has issued two major decisions on the death penalty. The moratorium on executions has been lifted and the condemned throughout the nation may see their sentences carried out.


  What Can We Do About High Gas Prices?
Point of View : McConnors corner
By Sean McConnor on Apr 20, 2008 - 12:39:21 AM

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VARIOU
S—On a daily basis, the price of fuel for our cars goes up. What can we do? A gentleman I know recently told me the story of his trip to Los Angeles from his home in 1966 to see a friend. He was driving an old VW Bug.



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