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Those Neurotransmitters

Psychiatrist Peter Marzuk, M.D., of Cornell University Medical College, did an interesting study concerning the suicide rate among pregnant women. He found that of the 315 New York City women who took their own lives between 1990 and 1993, only ...

Be Cool -- Stay In School

As a freshman in high school, Jason Summey had a dream of every one of his fellow students graduating with him, without a single dropout, so he launched his "Be Cool -- Stay In School" program. He's written a book by that title that gives over a...

Disability or Different Ability?

Forty-eight year old mentally challenged Hank Nichols has found a warm welcome at St. Francis Episcopal Church. The church is Franciscan spiritually, and "takes in everybody." An article by Mary A. Jacobs published in the Dallas Morning News ...

Crime and Illiteracy

An extensive article in a past edition of The Dallas Morning News describes a program to fight illiteracy called HOPE, an acronym for Helping Others Pursue Education. It is a voluntary program started by Lucy Smith of Hurst, Texas, who trains the ...

If He Can, You Can

Eleven-year-old Kacey McCallister lives in Keizer, a suburb of Salem, Ore. He plays basketball and is also catcher, first base and the outfield in baseball. His play has been so spectacular that a little league team in North Carolina dedicated ...

Manners Matter

My mother taught her children that while we might not be the smartest people around, we could be courteous, polite and considerate of others. We were taught to say "please," "thank you," "yes, sir" and "yes, ma'am," not to talk with food in our ...

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