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May 28, 2002
In this year of the centennial of Charles Lindbergh's birth and the 75th anniversary of his trans-Atlantic crossing, it's important to remember how his rise to fame mirrored the best -- and the worst -- of American culture. Story   Giving wing to the 20th century

Woofies or not, we want respect
I'm finally old.

In the water, she's in her natural element
A Sun City Center resident took to the water early for fun and swam professionally too. At 77 she is a top masters competitor in her age group and still wild about swimming.

When you wish upon a cookie
On May 2, I ate a cookie.

Don't sneeze at germ warfare
Tyrants of the world, take heed. America's answer to bioterrorism is sure, swift and omnipresent in any school or day care center in this country.

Keep that mental outlook healthy
I'm always fascinated with the fine-tuning of our bodies. There's no denying that our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual selves are tied in together, making for a well-orchestrated being. Things can affect any part of the orchestrated piece, but all the parts rely and react on each other.

June fun is bustin' out all over
Ah, June. The month that there's nothing so rare as a day in, the month most favored for big, beautiful, formal weddings, the month in which many college and high school graduations take place, and my personal favorite since two sons and I celebrate our birthdays in this month, famous in song and legend. And then we all have fun picking out just the right tie, socks, cologne and cards for the Master of the Universe called Father. Not bad for a month without any legal holidays.

A hobby turns into classroom fun
Mary Alice Dunham has a gift for identifying and highlighting details. She was once an accountant and an auditor, jobs based in searching for details.

Volunteer finds the 'ideal job'
Nancy Moore says, "This job is just what I wanted -- nice people, the hours are great, close to home." Moore came to the Hillsborough County Aging Services Department's Working Seniors Program to find a part-time job. The program referred her to a part-time receptionist position, for which she was hired soon after. "It's the ideal job," she says.

Small steps can help to avoid big problems
As a care manager-nurse consultant for the elderly, I often find many health problems that could have been prevented.

Music has orchestrated his life
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Raphael Grossman, 84, says his life has been filled with blessings, and he is happy with his life as it is today.

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Strength training, aerobics can help enhance your life
When we are very young and spontaneously active, we are in the process of building a healthy foundation for our future lives. As we become older we need to defend and protect that which we have created. Continuing to exercise our bodies as we age will help to maintain the muscle power our bodies so need to prevent premature aging.

Test driving reaction times
If you had been born in 1890, Mr. or Ms. Average Man or Woman, you would not have been expected to reach your 45th birthday.

Taking strides against a killer
The Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk ended at the American Airlines Arena in Miami with whooping and hollering, hugs and high-fives. Two thousand women walked 60 miles in three days, starting in Boca Raton at Florida Atlantic University. The purpose of the walk was to raise money for breast cancer research and to help women who cannot afford care for this disease.

Living in the lost and found
I don't know about your house, but at ours, we seem to have a knack for losing things.

Now's the time to learn the facts about annuities
Many times a person requesting an estate plan will own one or more commercial annuity contracts purchased from insurance companies. These annuities normally permit the owner to name a beneficiary to receive the unpaid annuity payments should the owner die before his entire investment is returned. If the owner of the annuity has named a beneficiary, these proceeds will be distributed at death directly to that person.


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