How Safe Is Your Child S School

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As a parent, have you ever thought about whether your child’s school was designed and built with security in mind? To raise awareness of school safety and security issues, the National Crime Prevention Council – best known for its icon McGruff the Crime Dog – developed the “Be Safe and Sound” initiative. The initiative offers […]


Masonic Reflections Freemasons And Literacy

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Bremerton Lodge #117, F.& A.M. was the recipient of the Jen Southworth Community Service Award presented by The Literacy Council of Kitsap on their Annual Student/Volunteer Recognition Event on Wed, Jan 26th 2004. The Honor Night is an annual tradition of the Literacy Council that was sponsored this year by Bremerton Lodge #117 and the […]


Can T Quit Gambling Don T Bet On It

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A preoccupation with gambling may cause some people to risk more than money. They may be gambling their health, happiness and their family’s welfare. That’s the opinion of experts who define problem gambling as gambling behavior that causes a disruption in any major area of a person’s life. It’s estimated that 2 to 3 percent […]


Defensive Driving A Way Of Life

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Annually, more than 40,000 people lose their life in automobile accidents each year. Another two million suffer disabling injuries. These startling statistics are from the National Safety Council. The amount of casualties could be reduced if more people learned to drive defensively. No matter how careful or a skilled driver you are, high speeds, impaired […]


The Michelangelo Code Or How To Let The Da Vinci Code Pass On By

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While the usual expectation is that we are simple-minded enough to be caught up in the mass-media Tsunami created by The Da Vinci Code, now a movie starring Tom Hanks, so that we might all the better assist Hollywood in carting off its share of megabucks from this transient tempest for historical tots, let us […]


Letting Go Of Mr J

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Meet Mr. J., a grade school librarian. Over the years, many students came through the halls of this particular school and they all adored Mr. J. He had a way with children by knowing each student by his/her name and making all of them feel special. It was not unusual to walk past the library […]


The West Should Step Out Of The United Nations

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U.N. requested a cease-fire, without making the distinction between attackers and defenders. Palestine was partitioned in an Israeli State, a Palestinian State and Jerusalem was internationalized . In the end, the aggressors were rewarded. – In October 1962, with the news of the confirmed photographic evidence of Soviet missile bases in Cuba, President Kennedy started […]


Right To Buy Your Right To Buy Your Home

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Right to buy is one of the most popular policies that have a profound social impact increasing the owner occupancy. Right to buy schemes introduced in 1980 has given the right to tenants to buy their property at discounted rates. More than five million council right tenants have become homeowner through this scheme. You can […]


Bailiffs Council Tax Know Your Legal Rights

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Many of us do not know how bailiffs work to collect arrears. Basically, bailiffs are private personnel hired by the local council to handle Council Tax and Poll Tax. Anything that they get from you is auctioned as a way of paying your existing debt. This process of taking your goods, selling them, and paying […]


Arizona Schools Math Standards Is There A Better Way

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All states across the United States require standards that must be met in different subjects by specific grades, especially in reading and math. End of year testing is required for specific grades to ensure schools and students are meeting these standards. The concern is that states, including the Arizona schools, are trying to teach everything […]


8 Signs That Your Car Has Pothole Damage

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A pothole can be your car’s worst enemy. These holes or pits on a road’s surface can seriously damage a vehicle’s ride-control system. If you do drive over a pothole, the Car Care Council recommends that you have your car’s shocks or struts checked to make sure they aren’t damaged. Shocks and struts control how […]


Hot Weather The Culprit Behind Car Battery Woes

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Summer is the season for major car battery problems. Heat, not cold, shortens battery life, says the Car Care Council. The average life of a battery is three and a half years, and even shorter in warmer climates. Excessive heat and overcharging are the two main reasons for shortened battery life. Heat causes battery fluid […]