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{ OUR WORDS } { FOUNDING THOUGHTS } Peace in the world

People want health care

BY WILLIAM “BILL” BLAIR | PUBLISHER

BY DEBBIE BLAIR ABRON | PUBLISHER

While many of President Obama's critics have been shelling him around the failures of a website, they have neglected to inform people that he is helping to create a more peaceful world. In Iran, the rulers of that country are moving closer to agreeing to destroy chemical and biological weapons. This is a very significant step. America and Iran have not been on speaking terms for nearly 40 years. It was during that time that American hostages were held by that country and the world nearly came to war over the matter.   President Obama has wisely communicated with the leaders of Iran, creating a climate that encourages peace. That is something that is in the best interests of both nations. No one wants to see the alternative.   In Afghanistan, where were have been at war, the president is slowly winding down American troop presence. We have been training troops of that country and before long it is hoped that they will be able to defend themselves.   While there will be a small American troop presence in the country, they will not be on the front lines of battle and in harm's way. The actions of our President have been prudent and I, for one, am very pleased that he has taken the path of talking with those who oppose us and not simply hitting them with bombs!

I was so proud of our President earlier this week when he stood before the news media and proclaimed that the majority of the problems with the health care website had been fixed. People are now able to go to the site and get health care coverage, something that many had been denied in this country for way too many years. The healthcare law is more than a website, as the president articulated. It allowed people with pre-existing illnesses to get insurance without insurance companies denying them or charging them outrages fees.   It also allows parents to keep their children on the healthcare insurance until they reach the age of 26. This is so important since many children who go to college need more than the 4 years to complete their education. Those who do not continue on to college this gives parents the opportunity to continue their medical coverage. There were no doubt people who were praying that the health care website would not work. But once again, God was on the side of our President, a good and decent man who has accomplished an objective that the last five presidents attempted to do without any success.   We need to encourage people to go to the website and get enrolled. Or they can enroll over the telephone. Many non-profits are able to assist people who need help discovering how they can finally  acquire health care, which is a fundamental right in any civilized society. Whichever way you decide to enroll it is important that we use the services available to us to get the coverage we need.

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EDITORS THOUGHTS The Passing of an Icon BY: DARRYL BLAIR, SR. | After spending 27 years in a South Africian prison for his opposition to apartheid Nelson Mandela became his counties first black president and then Nobel Peace Prize winner died yesterday at the age of 95 after a 3 month battle from a lung infection. When his death was announced by South African president Jacob Zuma he said “Our nation has lost the greatest son. Our people have lost a father.” For the rest of the world Mandela is the father of all civil right movement of all black people. What Mandela did to provide a better way of life for South Africans Martin Luther King did for the civil rights movement here in the United States.

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Today all proponents of the civil rights movement whether it be here in the United States or abroad all morn this as a personal loss of a loved one. The fire of this life has been extinguished and the world will mourn. Church Name: Dallas West Church of Christ

Rest in peace Nelson Mandela!

Pastor(s): Minister Sammie Berry Favorite Scripture(s): Isaiah 40: 31 Favorite Song(s): “I Love to Praise His Holy Name” – “He is More Than Able” Favorite Sayings: “One Day at a Time ” & “ Lord Have Mercy ” Church Affiliations: Hospitality Committee, Food Service, Senior Seasoned Saints, Bereavement.

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If you want to succeed in the world you must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until some one comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.

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LEFTOVERS WITH WOOTEN With the Thanksgiving holidays now behind us, it was a good time to catch up on some sports leftovers with one of my favorite people, Hall of Famer John Wooten. And, as is normally the case, a simple ‘What’s happening John,’ turned into a full-fledged three-plus hours of conversation on a variety of wide-ranging topics with Wooten, who is Chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance group.

With eight new coaches and five general managers hired after last season, one wouldn’t think there would be a whole of changes this off-season. But, Wooten begs to differ. “I don’t know if there will be as many as last year, but it could be close,’’ he said. “I think there may be four or five new coaches and maybe one or two new general managers.’’

So, here goes… On the Jerry Jones (owner of the Dallas Cowboys) endorsement of guaranteeing the return of Coach Jason Garrett next season… “I think Jerry was trying to do what Clint Murchison (the Cowboys first owner) did for Tom (Landry, The Cowboys’ first coach) back in the day,’’ Wooten said. “Everybody thought Tom was going to get fired (after four consecutive losing seasons), but he received a 10-year (contract) extension. And the rest is history. “Had Jerry not dealt with that then, it would have killed Jason for the rest of this season. But if this team doesn’t make the playoffs, I still think he could be gone. If they make the playoffs, then Jerry wins the bet. They have no excuse not to make the playoffs this year, especially with the state of the rest of the NFC east.’’

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Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings (one of three black coaches, along with Mike Tomlin of Pittsburgh and Marvin Lewis of Cincinnati) could be in trouble, according to Wooten. With the Vikings moving into a new stadium next season, and likely taking a franchise quarterback with their first pick in next year’s draft, it might be a good time to start over, especially with former coach Brad Childress also coming off the books. Tennessee, Miami, Houston, Tampa Bay, Detroit, Washington, Oakland and the New York Giants are the other teams that could be in line for new coaches. “Tampa Bay could be saving Greg Schiano’s job with a recent three-game win streak,’’ Wooten said. “Tennessee and Detroit have to make the playoffs for the coaches to stick around.

“Gary Kubiak may be saved by the stroke he had a month ago because you don’t want to come across as being heartless. Still, Houston and Atlanta are the two most disappointing teams this season. But Mike Smith (Atlanta) should be fine after what he has done to turn that program around since his arrival. Miami could be a possibility because of all of the internal mess that is going on in the locker room. Washington will come down to RGIII (Robert Griffin III, Washington quarterback) and what he wants to do. It’s a touch and go situation. Although it only has been two years for Dennis Allen at Oakland, this still could be the end because of a lack of direction in his program. And, it just might be time for a change in New York with (Tom) Coughlin.” Black coaches at the top of most wish lists are Lovie Smith (former Chicago Bears head coach); Ray Horton (the Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator); Jim Caldwell (Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator); David Shaw (Stanford) and Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M). As far as GM candidates go, Mark Ross (New York Giants), Jimmy Raye, Jr. (Indianapolis). Ray Farmer (Cleveland) and Omar Khan (Pittsburgh) are the leading black candidates.

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{ PRAYER CLOSET } BY: REV. CLARENCE HENDERSON It is to our advantage as well as our privilege to enter into our place of prayer with great expectation. No matter where your praying ground is, it should always be your mountain of expectation. I discovered that my mountain of expectation becomes a breeding ground for my miracle. Perhaps you have a condition in your body that concerns you. Well, we should all have a heart to see the sick and the afflicted made whole. It is, after all, God’s will to heal and that was accomplished by the stripes that Jesus bore for each of us. “He was wounded for our transgression, He was bruised for our iniquities; the Chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5.

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