Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

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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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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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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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Talking trash in sports is an accepted part of the culture, but a recent anti-Semitic incident at Lower Merion High School took it too far. Last week, Lower Merion was scheduled to play rivals from Strath Haven High School in Wallingford, and a group of students -- and possible alumni and community members -- were swapping some trash talk on...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Because of the effects of climate change and globalization, the world right now faces "incredible opportunities masquerading as insolvable problems," said Thomas Friedman on a recent visit to Philadelphia. The New York Times columnist and best-selling author of The World Is Flat was in town for a World Affairs Council luncheon to promote his new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded...
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