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During the 1980s, my brother Teddy was a volunteer firefighter with our local firehouse. I remember more than a few late nights when an alarm would go off and Teddy would jump into his 1976 Monte Carlo and rush to the firehouse or, more frequently, just run the block and a half up the street.

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Recently the plant-based meat industry made huge progress when the Impossible Burger was introduced to Burger King. Since this started in August the meat substitute has done very well, being sold in over 7,000 locations.

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HONG KONG — Physically diminutive, intellectually acerbic and with an eye for the ironic, Margaret Ng — lawyer, writer and former legislator — is, at 71, a member of the generation for which this city’s youthful protesters have scant patience. They say the elders have been too patient about …

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Last Monday, I gave into my curiosity and attended the Sebring Community Redevelopment Council’s meeting. It was the first public meeting I had attended in a long time and I felt it best to attend an unfamiliar department’s meeting. This way, I could gain some valuable knowledge into the loc…

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I was watching television on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when fanatical Muslims flew planes into the Pentagon and the twin towers. I and many other Americans were stunned at the news, finding it hard to believe that these maniacal fanatics would fly planes into the twin towers, and the Pe…

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Alert! Alert! This is a test. This is only a test. A test of the Congressional Re- Arrival Warning System. Residents of the District of Colombia should remain on the lookout for male and female politicians walking the streets disguised as normal citizens. Although expert at camouflage, they …

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HONG KONG — The masked men who recently tossed firebombs at Jimmy Lai’s home targeted one of this city’s foremost democracy advocates. Lai, a 71-year-old media billionaire, calls this summer’s ongoing protest “a martyrdom movement” and “a last-straw movement.” It has an intensity and dynamic…

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When Hurricane Dorian first showed its swirling potential, we took heed and got busy. I pulled out my duty list from prior storms to make sure I recalled those specific tips and tricks learned after Charley, Frances, Jeanne and Irma.

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There is a reason you prepare for hurricanes. There is a reason you will fight to overcome cancer. There is a reason you may spend your life serving others. You are inspired.

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Preparing for a hurricane can be anxiety provoking. Part of the stress comes from the fact that we don’t know precisely where or when a hurricane may hit or how much damage it may do to our homes, the homes of family and friends, to our schools, to our jobs, businesses and pets. Ambiguity it…

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Growing up, I never saw myself as a runner. I always had this picture in my mind of a skinny tall man running in short racing shorts on his second mile of a three-mile race, but never saw the image of me running that race. This all changed drastically in middle school when I decided to join …

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First, I need to apologize for not having a column last week. The Ware family was hit with a one-two punch two weeks ago: first, the death of my beloved mother-in-law. And then, less than an hour later, we had to say goodbye to our beagle Barney.

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