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Even Slate came out in favor of ending the "jackpot baby" problem. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/p... One friend from Mexico told me it was common for middle class Mexicans to come here to have their…
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Right, if anyone read the report instead of getting the network tweets, they would not think "investigation blows up in Republicans’ faces as their own conspiracy theories are debunked". Actually those theories were confirmed, not pursued, or cleverly danced around. That tweet theme was the coordinated timely message from the networks, so the talking point people are satisfied, and smugly…
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Nicely done, whhm... I got a good laugh out of this! :-) I'm guessing that the guy must have pumped exactly $10 worth, intending to pay with cash... but then he must've gotten distracted by his kids or something, and absent-mindedly drove away without paying. (A few years back, I got a call from a local gas-station regarding a similar incident; a buddy of mine was staying at my place,…
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The only ridiculous drivel I've read here is you trying to justify this action by saying that both Republican and Democratic Presidents have acted unlawfully in the past. Please cite an example of a previous executive order that decreed ignoring laws on the books. Also do you really think Strawman can "incite discontent and perhaps violence"? After reading this opinion the thought of going home…
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The ground shuttle would only kick in when needed at end of year and would not cost much for a few weeks. Maybe there are rules but wouldn't city employees with business in StL be counted as enplanements? I also think this is a wasteful gov subsidy but at same time the benefit is there and to let it slip away for want of 200 enplanments would almost be derelict in duty of city fathers. What if…

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Gallery: Photos from Quincy's Sister City trip

2 years, 4 months ago by Bob Gough

Quincy Mayor John Spring has submitted the pictures in the photo gallery and describes what has been happening on the Sister City trip:

"The first photo is of the entire group on the steps of the HERFORD CITY HALL.  Mayor Bruno Wollbrink and Landrat Christian Manz received us with members of the Freundeskreis Quincy.

Pictures were taken with Mayor Wolfgang Koch of Buende and Mayor Klaus Rieke of Enger.

The students are housed with students from Widukind Gymnasium Enger (a university preparatory school).  Anette Gater-Smith is the teacher who
made the arrangements in Germany with the help of colleague Hendrik Kellner.

The Notre Dame students hosted the German students in April.  The students are no longer just friends, but like members of an extended family.

This new dimension brings youth into our Sister-City relationship.  It insures growth and development.  The ties will endure long after we return.

Our stay in Berlin gave us the opportunity to really see the triumph of freedom at the Checkpoint Charlie Museum.  The story of the many escape attempts made students understand how important the freedom we enjoy is.

I have included a night photograph of students at that great symbol of freedom, the Brandenburg Gate.  To the north of the gate is the new American embassy.  Just on the other side of the gate, thousands of people had gathered to watch the Euro 2012 Soccer championships.  The crowd was even bigger tonight with huge celebrations for the German victory.

We visited a border memorial at the village of Hoetensleben.  This memorial is preserved as an example of the impossibility of escape from the prison that was  East Germany.  It made our students more grateful for the the freedoms that we often take for granted.

It is impossible to put into words what I am witnessing, once again, as students share experiences and lives in the "Mother Country" of so many of  Quincy's ancestors.

We can't believe that we are entering our final week with our friends in Germany!"


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