Edward Markey (D Mass.) and Rep. Joe Barton (R Tex.) reintroduced an online privacy bill that would make the underage eraser button the law of the land. “Teenagers frequently self reveal before they self reflect. You may not make a lot of money doing this, however, it’s better than just throwing the wood away. However, this does come with some caveats. People searching for a specific yearbook may be looking for their school or may be looking for one that has a celebrity or well known person in it.

Reading the Sally Fields cover story in February more, I screech stopped in the second sentence as it described SF’s threads: “Worn, gray Nike workout schmatas.” OK, from Nike and gray and workout I comfortably infer sweats, but what is with schmatas? It lives in no local lexicon or library; I finally found a Yiddish web site that said schmatas means “rags” or “looks like rags.” But I found no reader friendly reason for calling up the exotic noun. I did at last find schmatte (American Heritage, Encarta) a rag or worthless thing, but what’s the point? Absent any convenient confirmation of meaning, how is the reader served by the heavy handed insertion of schmatas? Pfui, sez I. Take a run back to page 67 of the Macmillan Paperbacks 1962 edition of Strunk and White’s Elements of Style, rule 20: “Write in English.” Resist cute..

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched several resources as part of the “Caring Consumer” program, to make sure that shoppers know which products and companies are animal friendly. Among the aids is the “Don’t Test” list and a comprehensive database of women’s and men’s fragrances (and pretty much any other product), which you can search for companies that do not test. Examples of well known organizations from this list are Garden Botanika, Merle Norman and Stila Cosmetics.

Several others of my students in martial arts, GED classes, and college prep courses increased school grades from F’s to A’s and B’s and went on to graduate from college. These are nurses, teachers, doctors, real estate owners, artists, architects, and solders in the war with Iraq. Two of these students married and worked on a Navajo reservation, providing much needed healthcare to the Native Americans there..

I’m sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals. Please forgive me for those I’ve hurt. I still stand on my belief that I’m against same sex marriage because of what the Bible says, but I’m not condemning LGBT. A lawyer Barbie could convince young girls to learn about the basics of the legal system. She could inspire many girls to use rhetoric and convince them to become lawyers. Lawyers that work with children frequently, like divorce lawyers, may even use it in their offices to stop girls from being afraid..