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Monday, December 22, 2014

Archive for January, 2014

Sochi & Winter Olympics

Sochi & Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympic Games set to unfold in the Russian beach resort town of Sochi was plagued by controversy right from the start. When organizers struck down a request by NGO Pride House to set up shop in Sochi, Russia’s policies on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights came under close scrutiny. Then there are widespread allegations over corruption in the provisions of services and facilities. Critics accused Russian president Vladimir Putin of cronyism in awarding contracts and ... Full Story

Politics and National Policy

Politics and National Policy

Deficit Reduction Declines as Policy Priority Just Half of Democrats Rate Deficit as ‘Top Priority  For the first time since Barack Obama took office in 2009, deficit reduction has slipped as a policy priority among the public. Overall, 63% say reducing the budget deficit should be a top priority for Congress and the president this year, down from 72% a year ago. Most of the decline has come among Democrats: Only about half of Democrats – 49% – view deficit reduction as a top ... Full Story

Thanks NRA!

Thanks NRA!

Thanks NRA! Gun Nut Kills Two Brothers He Mistakenly Believed Were On His Property A “responsible gun owning” West Virginia man with a large stockpile of weapons in his house apparently decided that it was time to use some of them. So when two men showed up at an outbuilding near his house in the town of Barboursville, he decided to blast them away, with no warning whatsoever. No “Hey, you are trespassing, get off my property!” No calling the police to let them handle it, no ... Full Story

Chris Christie’s Bridgegate

Chris Christie’s Bridgegate

    Chris Christie’s Bridgegate response recalls Richard Nixon’s dissembling By Roger Stone I am not the first to note the striking similarities between the Watergate scandal and the Bridgegate fiasco Governor Chris Christie is facing but as someone who knew many involved directly in Watergate and many in Christie’s inner circle I can say the similarities are more telling than they appear. Christie was leading his opponent by 25 points when his operatives ... Full Story

Library Survey on computer use needs you

Library Survey on computer use needs you

Dear Editor, I want to draw our community’s attention to an important opportunity. From January 20th to February 15th, the Berthoud Community Library will be conducting a survey to better understand how our community benefits from free access to computers and the Internet at the library. The IMPACT Survey is anonymous, available in English and Spanish, and takes 10-15 minutes to complete. People from all walks of life use library computers to perform routine and life-changing tasks, ... Full Story

Time for Trefoils

Time for Trefoils

It is that time of year again. Girl Scout Cookies went on sale today. The scouts have been selling cookies since 1917 and here at the Wamsley house I am proud that we have had 3 generations of Girl Scouts who have participated in this program. The profits from the cookie sales help pay for scouting activities and teaches the girls life long business skills. During this first week the scouts are encouraged to ask family and friends to buy Girl Scout Cookies. Starting next week they ... Full Story

2014 Deltchev Invitational Gymnastics Meet

2014 Deltchev Invitational Gymnastics Meet

  Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies By Wendy Kenner January 23, 2014 Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies Optional Team competed in the 2014 Deltchev Invitational Gymnastics Meet in Reno, Nevada on January 17-19, 2014. There were several top 5 individual finishes. In the Level 7 Junior Division, Madison Blair finished fifth on Vault, first on Balance Beam, and third on Floor, and placed fourth in the All-Around Competition. Kaiya Lindhardt placed fourth on Vault and Uneven Bars, ... Full Story

AGA Snowball Express

  Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies By Wendy Kenner January 18, 2014 Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies Optional Team competed in their first meet of the season on January 11 and 12. The AGA Snowball Express was held in Littleton, Colorado. The Level 8 team placed first in the team competition. There were several top 5 placements in on the Level 7 team. In the Junior Division, Katie Parsons placed fifth on Vault. Madison Blair placed first on Floor. In the Senior Division, Kaiya ... Full Story

Berthoud High School Honor Roll

Berthoud High School Honor Roll

   2013 - 2014 Honor Roll Semester 1 4.0 And Above Grade 09 Joshua Archer, Shelby Braesch, Emily Casper, Kate Chamberlain, Lauren Dietz, Alexander Hepp, Sarah Howard, John Klein, Jessa Megenhardt, Kylie Park, Morgan Schachterle, John Sevy, Madison Sommers, Emmalee Vittetoe, Avery Zink Grade 10 Tristan Atkinson, Jonathan Bosnich, Daniel Boyer, Maximilian Bump, Zoe Caldwell, Andreanna Camire, Kristina Cavey, Kelly Chamberlain, Summer Cushman, ... Full Story

Biblical Birth Control

Biblical Birth Control

      Biblical Birth Control: The Surprisingly Contraception-Friendly Old Testament Think conservative objections to birth control are enshrined in the Bible? Think again. January 5, 2014  | By Elissa Strauss When the Supreme Court agreed to hear two cases about the conflict between new healthcare mandates and religion, it sparked a heated conversation on the religious rights of for-profit corporations. In Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. v. ... Full Story

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