Letter to Editor: MLK Ceremony Was an Inspiration

first_imgTo the Editor:On April 4, 1968, 63 days before his own assassination, Robert F. Kennedy announced the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a rally in Indianapolis. He said, “Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago, ‘To tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.’”The Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in our city Saturday was inspirational and made us proud to be year-round residents of Ocean City.The musical performances, scripture readings, messages and reflections were very moving and beautiful. The home-cooked soul food dinner afterwards was a wonderful time for fellowship and sharing.Dr. King dedicated his life to love, justice, peace, and non-violence. He died spreading this message. With the violence and terrorism in the world today, his words are more important than ever.Dave and Marie HayesOcean City, NJlast_img read more

Danger of guns in homes

first_img Read Full Story Parents with guns in the house should assume their children are aware of the firearms – and possibly have even touched them, according to David Hemenway, professor of health policy and director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).“Just like parents don’t think kids know where the Christmas presents are hidden, the same is true for guns,” he said in a January 28, 2014 interview on ParentMap.com. In studies in which pediatricians asked parents about their children’s knowledge of and experience with guns in the home, most parents didn’t think their kids knew there were guns at home. One-third of the boys, however, reported they had already played with the hidden weapons.last_img read more

Safe in September

first_imgBy Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaTo help celebrate National Food Safety Education Month, the University of Georgia Extension Service and Publix supermarkets are teaming up on three Saturdays in September to help shoppers serve safer food.”Many cases of foodborne illness are caused by improper handling of food between the grocery store and the table,” said Judy Harrison, a UGA Extension Service food safety expert.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate 76 million U.S. cases of foodborne illness each year. Of those, 325,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 die.The food safety festivals will be at featured Atlanta-area Publix stores Sept. 11, 18 and 25. The program, provided by UGA Extension Service food safety specialists, aims to help prevent foodborne illness by teaching safe handling practices.The activities will include taste testing, quick-and-easy recipe ideas, games and prizes for adults and kids. Local 4-H’ers will offer food-safety demonstrations and advice on safe snacks and lunches.The Georgia 5 A Day Coalition will be promoting healthy eating. This is part of a national (www.5aday.com) nutrition program to get more people to eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day. September is “National 5 A Day Month.”Only one out of five children eats the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, experts say. Fruits and vegetables provide essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other substances, they say, that are important for good health.The events start at 10 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m., with a break from noon to 1:30 p.m., on these dates at these Publix stores: Sept. 11: Rose Creek Shopping Center, 4403 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock; and Towne Lake Center, 1430 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock.Sept. 18: Centre at Woodstock, 12165 Highway 92, Woodstock; and King Plaza, 885 Woodstock Road, Roswell.Sept. 25, the Centre at Panola, 3045 Panola Road, Lithonia; and Flat Shoals Crossing, 3649 Flakes Mill Road, Decatur.last_img read more

Quarter finals of the basketball Cup in B&H

first_imgThe pairs for the quarter finals of this Cup in B&H are:KK  ”Brotnjo” – KK  ”Čapljina Lasta”KK  ”Zrinjski” – KK  ”Široki Wwin”KK  ”Radnik BN Basket” – KK  ”Igokea”KK ”Posušje” – KK  ”Bosna ASA BHT” In the premises of the Basketball Federation of B&H new pairs for the quarter finals of the Cup in B&H were chosen for the male teams. The derby in Herzegovina will be played by KK ”Zrinjski” against KK ”Široki Wwin”. An interesting duel will be played by KK ”Radnik BN Basket” against KK”.  All basketball games will be played on the 15th January 2013.last_img read more