Last Updated: Friday, October 31, 2014 6:08:08 AM
A full rolling boil. That's what the recipe calls for and that's what's going on. This concoction of apple cider, pectin and sugar from the gigantic bag my jelly-loving suppliers brought me, is getting light and lively in the pot.
A rolling boil is ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 30, 2014 9:04:50 AM
Gov. Jeb Bush, the Republican from Florida, is thinking seriously about running for president in 2016, according to his son, George P. Bush.
According to Commentary magazine, Jeb Bush had an impressive record as governor, including tax reductions t ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:05:49 AM
"Ewww," said my wife, when I told her that BrandsOnSale.com is marketing leftover "Breaking Bad" meth lab hazmat suits as Ebola Containment Suits this Halloween, at $79.99 a pop.
These suits are just part of a trend (call it tacky, insensitive, cre ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:04:46 AM
By KEVIN HORRIGAN
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Halloween is Friday night. One year, instead of a small child dressed as Dracula, the real Dracula will come to the door and it won't be a Snickers bar that he wants. Or else Dracula will be a bear in ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 9:20:01 AM
We all know what an act of Islamic terrorism is -- except for our lame duck-in-chief, that is.
Now the Canadians know it, too.
Last Wednesday one of their fellow citizens who had just converted to Islam and wanted to go overseas and join ISIS d ...
Last Updated: Monday, October 27, 2014 7:38:20 AM
Rabbi, is there a proper blessing for the czar?" He thinks for a moment and responds: "May God bless and keep the czar ... far away from us!" -- "Fiddler on the Roof"
Today, "czar" is a term encouraged by the media to describe one who oversees a sp ...
Last Updated: Saturday, October 25, 2014 4:09:01 AM
By MARK KILMER
For The Recorder
Every year I write an article for the November issue of our chamber newsletter about shopping locally, but I believe that the importance of this subject cannot be overstated. The holiday shopping season has begu ...
Last Updated: Saturday, October 25, 2014 4:09:03 AM
I just thought of something that sort of makes me wonder whether or not there's a difference between two important days coming up. Ironically speaking these two days fall relatively close to each other, which I find to be somewhat strange. The two sp ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:14:59 AM
By CHARLES LIPSON
When presidents become unpopular, they are no longer welcome on the campaign trail. They're trapped in Washington, watching their party abandon them. It happened to Lyndon B. Johnson, whose presidency collapse ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:56:34 AM
By ADAM SCHICKEDANZ
and NEAL HALFON
Los Angeles Times
Parenthood should be affordable in this country, but the cost of raising a child from birth to adulthood is now a quarter of a million dollars and projected to double by the time today's ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:18:26 AM
"Politicize" is a jab meaning the other side is trying to capitalize on a news topic. "The Republicans have tried to politicize the border crisis," says Nancy Pelosi. Reince Priebus says Democrats are trying to politicize Benghazi. Jay Carney says Re ...
Last Updated: Saturday, October 18, 2014 4:08:23 AM
By JIM LANDRIO
For The Recorder
When we talk about economic development, it is common for the general public to talk about the jobs created by a company moving into the region (or expanding) and the tax base that it creates. However, there is ...
Last Updated: Friday, October 17, 2014 8:18:27 AM
Some people I know refuse to watch the news or read the papers these days, and who can blame them? The headlines are depressing and no one seems to be in charge.
The stock market rises and falls, playing "now you see it, now you don't" with your 40 ...
Last Updated: Friday, October 17, 2014 8:17:13 AM
Apple sauce was the plan for the day. With some of the best apples in the world grown within miles of here, there's no reason for the baby to eat the insipid stuff that comes out of jars.
And the old folks like it, too.
However, summer was wet an ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 7:06:28 AM
By SALLY FRIEDMAN
The Philadelphia Inquirer
After weeks of the painful work of clearing out my late mother's apartment six years ago, I had a meltdown. I just couldn't look at one more thing that was so resonant of her.
So I scooped up the l ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 7:06:25 AM
Remember? "There's a storm gathering. The clouds are dark and the winds are strong and I am afraid." This was the widely mocked anti-gay marriage commercial for the National Organization for Marriage put out in 2009. "But some who advocate same sex m ...
Last Updated: Monday, October 13, 2014 7:31:17 AM
"Dad, why does America celebrate Columbus Day?"
"Well, Billy, in 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed from Europe to America and founded the very first European settlement in the New World. His arrival marks the beginning of America as we know it."
Last Updated: Saturday, October 11, 2014 4:09:08 AM
By KELLY YACOBUCCI FARQUHAR
For The Recorder
October is Archives Month in New York state. First begun in 1989 as a week-long celebration to increase public awareness of the benefits of archival repositories as programs and resources for variou ...
Last Updated: Saturday, October 11, 2014 4:09:09 AM
Teacher: "OK boys and girls, today in city government 101 we are going to learn a new word. Now please listen up little Annie and little Diane as I explain to you something that has been going on most recently which has lead to distrust among the tax ...
Last Updated: Friday, October 10, 2014 6:44:00 AM
Three points need to be made about Monday's decision by the Supreme Court not to decide whether the equal protection clause of the Constitution grants people of the same sex the right to marry.
Point 1: While the court's liberal wing probably wante ...
Last Updated: Friday, October 10, 2014 6:43:55 AM
Biosecurity matters on dairy farms. Farms often welcome visitors for various reasons and it is paramount that they don't bring disease with them.
Out of respect for the health of farmers' valued herds of cattle, veterinarians, milk inspectors, sale ...
Last Updated: Thursday, October 09, 2014 8:50:53 AM
By REG HENRY
In October 2006, The New Yorker magazine, the repository sooner or later of all human wit and knowledge, printed a prophetic cartoon on the subject of climate change.
By the veteran cartoonist Gahan Wilso ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 7:25:41 AM
By JOHN M. CRISP
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Some issues that take on life briefly in the media these days are so trivial that one hesitates to resurrect them once they've reached the end of their natural lifespan, which is ordinarily about ...
Last Updated: Saturday, October 04, 2014 4:08:38 AM
The White House sprayed by bullets.
A hospital guard with a criminal record and a gun the Secret Service didn't know about riding on an elevator with the president in Atlanta.
The fence-jumper who made it all the way into the East Room of the W ...
Last Updated: Friday, October 03, 2014 6:41:06 AM
Oh, the irony of it all.
The New York Post says that the marmot known as Staten Island Chuck (who was in fact an imposter named Charlotte) died shortly after New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio dropped her during official Groundhog Day nonsense in Fe ...