Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 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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Real estate needs more than that, but does it really need the big feet of government?
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Michael L. Schwartz, JE Feature
What started as a trickle about two years ago, with a softening in the real estate market, has now turned into a full-blown watershed event with this week's congressional action or inaction -- rescue or surrender -- as evidence. Our world financial system has changed dramatically with credit markets freezing up, investment banks going belly up, the U.S. government bailing...
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Alzheimer's conference brings together Israelis and Palestinians
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Diana Aydin, JE Feature
For the past three years, Mark Gluck, professor of neuroscience at Rutgers University-Newark, often spent nearly half of his weeks working for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Tuesdays and Thursdays were devoted to developing military robots -- the "R2-D2s for the future" -- and, in the past, he also worked for the Office of Naval Research "to help the...
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