Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

A Key To America’s Prosperity: Parents

Dr. Jack C. Westman

09/18/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents looks at parental influences on kids and their educational experience.  There are frequent urgings to increase budgets and hire skilled teachers to motivate school-kids . . . but plans seldom mention the importance of parents.  We’ll speak with University of Wisconsin professor-emeritus Dr.

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Community Contributor
9:00 am
Mon February 4, 2013

There's Another Option When 'Miss' Becomes 'Ma'am,' At Least For Moms

Somewhere around the age of 30, I went from "miss" to "ma'am" in stores and restaurants. Maybe it was the wrinkles, the suits or the sensible purchasing decisions I was making, but I hated it. It was a massive leap from youth into some downward slope of old age.

It didn’t help that the first time I heard the dreaded “ma’am” I was standing in an Abercrombie & Fitch looking confused, staring through the dim light at an item of clothing, trying to make out if it was a shirt or a skirt.

“Can I help you, ma’am?”

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