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Troops involved in a conflict are admonished to pursue the enemy and carry out their mission as if victory in the war depended entirely on them.  That may not always be the case -- there's a...
A poor teenage couple struggling to provide a decent life for a small child would engender feelings of sympathy and charity in most people.  But not many would take the step to become a...
A poor teenage couple struggling to provide a decent life for a small child would engender feelings of sympathy and charity in most people.  But not many would take the step to become a...
Writing may fill a personal need and can be a solitary act.  Sending a manuscript to a publisher may feel like sending a child off to the first day of school. The separation anxiety and fear of...
When Timothy Wahl was growing up on a dairy farm in Allegany County , NY, Town of Andover , going to Andover Central School, doing the chores and playing games in Elm Valley, few would have thought...
The development of a cure for cancer would be as welcome to the human race as the attainment of world peace.  In fact, the United States declared a "War on Cancer" with the National...
Economic cycles have been observed since Biblical times ("Indeed seven years of great plenty will come throughout all the land of Egypt; but after them seven years of famine will arise, and all...
It's easy to find simple facts about Middlefield, New York.  The Census Bureau estimates the town's population in 2009 is 2,451, an increase of 2.31% since 2000.  The estimated...
Agriculture is big business in New York state, generating billions of dollars in revenue through different crop and dairy farms. But one fact that the average consumer may not be aware of is how much...
With the beginning of the school year, we turn our attention to online interaction. The school-age generation is growing up communicating with friends and others via the web, and on this Community...