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We’ve said it before: More older workers are saying “no” to retirement and continuing to work. In previous Herman Trend Alerts, we’ve been very direct in this forecast: Retirement, as we have known it for the past couple of generations, is gone. People will not retire the same way anymore. They will experience phased retirement,… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert: Vast Majority of Older Work Force is Employed

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On June 7, City Council will discuss how to reinvest a $3.3 million dollar balance that is available as a result of cautious spending and rebounding sales tax revenues late in 2003. This reinvestment opportunity raises an interesting question for business readers. What if your business came through some tough times and finally began to… Continue Reading City closes 2003 books: Balance credited to living within our means

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Make sure you plan to enjoy retirement

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It helps you land your first job with a corner office. It records and plays back your daughter’s wedding and your son’s graduation. It helps you remember your anniversary and plan for your retirement. It isn’t a broker, a PDA, or personal assistant. It’s your brain. It’s what defines you as you – and it’s… Continue Reading Make sure you plan to enjoy retirement

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Dear Editor,

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In May of 1998, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse as a threatened sub-species. From that time to his, various landowners, homeowners and governmental entities have, by USFW’s own estimates, spent some $60 million in El Paso County alone to protect the Preble’s. Additionally, the realignment of the Highway… Continue Reading Dear Editor,

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Bridging the gap to the Iraqi battlefield

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This summer, while you crank up your air conditioner, slap steaks on the grill and dive into cool pools, more than 137,000 U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq will fight it out in a highly hostile environment where temperatures regularly exceed 130 degrees and danger is always eminent. Although military leaders do their best to ensure… Continue Reading Bridging the gap to the Iraqi battlefield

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Herman Trend Alert: Virtual Schools

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A recent survey of 447 high schools and 345 school districts revealed that 50 percent of high schools in the United States currently offer online courses or are exploring future implementation of this learning technology. More than 40 percent of all public high schools are already using online courses or plan to start using them… Continue Reading Herman Trend Alert: Virtual Schools

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Private property rights under attack

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Private property rights – the red-headed stepchild of our constitutional protections – are under increasing attack by local governments that believe the ends justify the means. House Bill 1203, introduced by Rep. Shawn Mitchell, seeks to limit local government’s power to take property of taxpaying citizens through condemnation or eminent domain. The bill attempts to… Continue Reading Private property rights under attack

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An item for your 2005 budgets

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I recently attended a luncheon at Penrose Hospital regarding the Critical Care Campaign. The meeting was hosted by Stan Kensinger of Olive Real Estate Group. The goal of the campaign is to raise $10 million. The total cost of the project is more than $60 million, the majority of which will be financed through the… Continue Reading An item for your 2005 budgets

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Story prompts thoughts of Nazism

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Physiognomy, the “art of judging human character from facial features,” was founded as far back as the 14th century, and was practiced as late as the 18th and 19th centuries, believed to be an accurate method of detecting criminal tendencies. It was discredited in the 1830s as a pseudo-science, although it has continued to be… Continue Reading Story prompts thoughts of Nazism

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Dear Editor:

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Every 90 minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with ALS and, unfortunately, every 90 minutes someone in the United States dies from ALS. Commonly known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease”, ALS is a fatal neuromuscular disease that currently affects over 30,000 people living in the United States. 5,600 new cases of ALS will be… Continue Reading Dear Editor:

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