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Holiday Fair is on Dec. 2

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35

On Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the annual Holiday Fair at the Unitarian Universalist Church returns. Local selections include fresh homemade wreaths, holiday greens and centerpieces, home baked goods, handcrafted items by skilled craftsmen, including ornaments and mittens, among others.

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Living the Word

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35
by the Rev. Lois Hart

“O give thanks to the Lord for he is good: for his steadfast love endures forever.”

Psalm 107:1

Counting our Blessings

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Jazz singer Jon Hendricks dies

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35
BY JOHN SEEWER The Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio

Jon Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist who with the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross popularized the “vocalese” singing style in which words were added to instrumental songs, has died. He was 96.

His daughter, Aria Hendricks, confirmed his death to the New York Times. She said he died Wednesday at a New York City hospital.

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BRIDGING GENERATIONS

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35
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FAITH NOTES :

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35
BY MEADOW RUE MERRILL

It shouldn’t happen, but it does. To remain silent is to take the side of the abuser, rather than the victim of abuse. What am I talking about? Sexual harassment, assault and abuse in the church.

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Pope to meet with Myanmar military chief, Rohingya Muslims

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35
BY NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY

Pope Francis has added in a private meeting with Myanmar’s military chief during his upcoming trip to the region in an indication that the Vatican views the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as a military operation distinct from the will of the civilian government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35
BY MARGIE MASON and ROBIN MCDOWELL The Associated Press

HEROLD, W.Va.

A half century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slowkilling parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

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Sound heard in Argentine sub search was likely ‘explosion’

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35
BY ALMUDENA CALATRAVA and LUIS ANDRES HENAO The Associated Press

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina

An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, the country’s navy reported Thursday, prompting relatives of the vessel’s 44 crew members to burst into tears and some to say they had lost hope of a rescue.

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Oscar Pistorius’ sentence increased

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35

SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence was more than doubled to 13 years and five months on Friday, a surprisingly dramatic intervention by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal in the Olympic athlete’s fate after the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Political Cartoon

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35
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Today in History

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35

Today is Friday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2017. There are 37 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History

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Militants assault worshippers in Egypt’s Sinai, killing at least 85

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35
BY ASHRAF SWEILAM and BRIAN ROHAN The Associated Press

EL-ARISH, Egypt

Militants bombed a Sufi mosque and fired on worshippers in the volatile Sinai Peninsula during Friday prayers, Egyptian officials said, killing at least 85 people in what appeared to be the latest attack by the area’s Islamic State affiliate.

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Geriatric Whitewater on Austin Stream

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35
BY RON CHASE

Maine has some great whitewater. Besides the well-known dam release rafting rivers like the Kennebec, Dead and Penobscot, there are dozens of excellent free flowing whitewater streams and rivers. Under normal circumstances, the best time to paddle whitewater is in the spring when April showers and snowmelt combine to provide optimum conditions.

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A Different Kind of Holiday Memory

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35
BY JANINE TALBOT

Shortly before the actual holiday, I was given the opportunity to share something about a Thanksgiving that was memorable to me. It happened in front of my fellow Toastmasters members at our recent meeting, during a session called Table Topics, where you are asked to speak spontaneously in response to a question.

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Mainers Deserve a Liferaft

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35
BY BILL CLARK

Maine AllCare is a non-partisan, not-for-profit group that advocates for healthcare for everyone in Maine. Why is this work so important? Because good health is important to the Common Good as we pursue liberty, justice and well being, both as individuals and as a state.

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Debt-Boosting Tax Bill Would Affect Maine

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35
BY GORDON L. WEIL

Tax reduction is the hotly discussed issue of the day, but almost no attention is paid to its most important effect.

If any tax bill were passed, it would add about $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit. Trillion.

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LETTER

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35

As Congress considers tax reform, we must understand how the current proposals threaten the future of charitable giving and that there is another path.

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Political Cartoon

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35
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Thankful

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:35

Thanksgiving marks a good time to give thanks, especially if one has just passed the three-quarter century mark like I have. So here goes.

I'm thankful that my mind and body still work. Mostly. In fact, I'm happy just to be around. Every day from here on is a bonus.

For two fine sons, two fine stepsons, and eight energetic grandchildren — with another due in January.

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Zimbabwe’s new president vows job creation

Times Record - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:34
CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and FARAI MUTSAKA The Associated Press

HARARE, Zimbabwe

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