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Children and pets: the benefits and risks

Whether they want it to bark, purr, slither or squawk, there comes a time when a pet appears on nearly every child’s birthday wish list. For most parents, this decision can be a bit daunting.  

pet of the weekPet of the Week: Miracle (aka Morgan)

james k whiteMULLET OVER BY JAMES K. WHITE  |  NOVEMBER 27, 2013

Extra-terrestrials have visited earth

Gerrymandering is the boundary manipulation of electoral districts in order to favor a particular political entity. The term originated in 1812 Massachusetts when Governor Elbridge Gerry used a state map as he creatively redrew regional voting zones. When the governor finished his “artwork,” outer boundaries collectively resembled a salamander. Local newspaper wits created the portmanteau “gerrymandering” and the term is now in widespread use.