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    Accept the responsibility challenge

    I am a fan of Facebook and baseball, but I fouled out the other night when I commented on one of my nephew’s posts. As the target of some disrespect and basic name calling, I’m feeling a bit bruised. However, this incident as teachers like to say, is a teachable moment and I’...

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    Walk our children to school day

    The Partnership for a Walkable America sponsored the first National Walk Our Children to School Day in Chicago in 1997, and it has grown into an international event. Lee’s Summit participated in this year’s exercise on Oct. 8.

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    Firefighter for a day

    I should have known that I was in for a tough day when paramedics took our vital signs during the 8:30 a.m. orientation breakfast. Little did I know what was in store for me and the other 19 people who had been invited to participate in the Lee’s Summit Fire Department’s Fire Ops...

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    Letter to the editor

    The Jacomo Retired School Personnel, a unit of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association, sent three questions to state representative candidates Ken Duvall and Gary Cross (35th District), Dale Mercer and Rebecca Roeber (34th District), state Rep. Mike Cierpiot and state Sen. Will Kraus.

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    Toriano Porter: ‘No more pain’ for this DAD Changer

    Amos Johnson was 16 when he lost his father to illness.

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    Phil Hanson: Polarized Congress should agree to help charities

    No matter your political persuasion you are probably, as I am, looking forward to the Nov. 4 election being over so we can stop being bombarded by all of the negative political ads. It will be nice when the dust settles and Congress gets back to work.

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    Somewhere Over the Dwayne Bowe,’ fantasy football dreams come true

    An estimated 33 million of us did this on Sunday.

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    Halloween treat? Or sweet poison?

    A book was published several yeas ago, titled “Sugar Nation” and marketed with the statement “This book could save your life.” Occasionally a book is published that should be required reading for every man, woman, child and medical professional.

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    Rodney McBride:: Protect the One You Love

    Each year about 5.2 million people in the United States visit the emergency room for fall-related injuries. This translates to slightly more than 14,000 visits daily. Thankfully, many falls can be prevented by all of us being more educated and aware of our surroundings, regardless of our age.

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    Toriano Porter: Outsider offers a tip of the cap to Royals fans

    Nearly 29 years ago I had my young 11-year-old heart ripped out of my chest after the Kansas City Royals claimed the 1985 Major League Baseball World Series.

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