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    Question of the Day: Why should we honor Pearl Harbor?

    By jpreyss in The Red Loft

    Today is the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks on Dec. 7, 1941. The day commemorates the Japanese aerial bombing of military ships in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killing 2,390 Americans. The events resulted in the United States entering World ...

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    Should iPhone 4s Siri locate abortion clinics? ACLU says 'Yes'

    By jpreyss in The Red Loft

    A CNN report claims the American Civil Liberties Union is asking Apple to add an additional feature to the iPhone 4s Siri capabilities -- locating abortion clinics. Siri, the phone's speech-recognition "personal assistant," is able to locate information on Viagra, ...

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    Breakdance and yoga? Oh yes!

    By jpreyss in The Red Loft

    I'm a fan of both breakdancing and yoga (Bikrim yoga to be specific). I can't breakdance, although when I'm working out on the treadmill, I often imagine myself challenging dancing greats into breakdancing battles with me. I always win, of ...

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    Hocus Pocus, Trick-or-Treat!

    By jpreyss in The Red Loft

    Happy Halloween! Happy Pumpkin Carving Day! Trick-or-treat! It's Halloween today, one of my favorite little days of the year. Not because I get dressed up in costume (which I almost never do), or because I have an excuse to eat ...

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    Question of the Day: Should teachers and students be friends on Facebook?

    By jpreyss in The Red Loft

    Today's question is brought to you by entertainment reporter Camille Doty. Her article in today's Advocate discusses a Missouri law preventing Facebook interaction between students and teachers, and presents a case for why they should or should not interact on ...

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    Blessing your pet?

    By jpreyss in The Red Loft

    There's an interesting event going on in the Crossroads tomorrow at First United Methodist Church. It appears your pets can be blessed? Has anyone participated in the blessing ritual in recent years? And if so, how are the animals blessed? ...

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    Aren't I allowed a little juvenile fun?

    By jpreyss in The Red Loft

    Many people tell me I come off as a "put together" lady. Of course, once they get to know me, they realize how unpolished I am, how ADD my brain is, and how my put-togetherness is accomplished most days by ...

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    Self Harmers, you know any?

    By jpreyss in The Red Loft

    I'm working on an interesting story about self-harmers and faith-based recovery. Tomorrow, I'll interview a former cutter (someone who cuts themself to feel pain when they're going through emotional turmoil) who is now attempting to launch a Christian based recovery ...

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    You never know when you'll be called out to a fire!

    By jpreyss in The Red Loft

    A day in the life of a reporter is never the same, or predictable. I learned my lesson today while covering a house fire in Lolita: always bring a spare pair of shoes in case you need to walk through ...

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    Earth-friendly Jesus lover builds church

    By jpreyss in The Red Loft

    I love this story I'm working on right now about Rev. Johnny Moore. I'm meeting the bicycling recycling enthusiast tomorrow ... try to say that five times fast. Rev. Moore, of Schulenburg, is traveling around Texas searching for recyclable items ...

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