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A Lenten response to violence Print E-mail
Editorial
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

It was interesting to see people with crosses on their foreheads in the crowds shown after the school shootings in Parkland, Fla.

Of course, the shootings occurred on Ash Wednesday, so some of the parents and other family members had gone to Mass during the day.

Is there a message for us? The more I thought about it, I think there is.

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Why Olympics are important today Print E-mail
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Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

Ever since I was in the fifth grade — when we finally got a television set in our home — I have enjoyed watching the Olympics.

Since our daughter was a competitive figure skater for many years (and I am still a member of the Figure Skating Club of Madison), I have especially looked forward to the Winter Olympics to watch figure skating. I also watch some of the other events.

I believe the Olympics continue to be important in our world today.

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Our country needs a national paid leave plan Print E-mail
Editorial
Thursday, Feb. 08, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

When I had children many years ago, I did not have paid maternity leave.

I was able to use my accumulated vacation and sick leave. But that meant that I had very little time off available the rest of the year. That was difficult, especially with young children.

First national leave law

Fortunately for other parents, our nation took a step toward a more family friendly future 25 years ago when the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) became law.

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