The planet is threatened by the warming effects of human fossil fuel use, and doing nothing will only worsen conditions for life on Earth. But the Obama administration needs to hold off on forging a pact in 2015 at a United Nations summit in Paris to reduce carbon pollution among the world’s largest economies.
I have used Leslie’s ties in lectures on diversity to MU journalism students. Women control the purse strings in most U.S. households and often buy things for dumb guys like me who don’t shop. Businesses and industries need the up-to-date sensibilities of women and young people to help companies’ products and services remain appealing.
Although the stock market appears to be on sound footing, employment is anemic and the housing industry appears a little wobbly with home prices tapering off and sales for July slumping compared with June.
Malware that is undetectable by antivirus products allows hackers to capture customer’s names, addresses, email addresses and payment card information. American consumers’ information then is being sold — many involving U.S. companies that don’t know their systems have been affected.
The hope is that such a man-made global conflicts never occur again and people ultimately will find a way to live in peace, harmony and with prosperity for all. We are far from it, but it remains a noble goal.
The summer heat will soon fade, but summer vacation memories will live on in photos. Did you travel somewhere fun this summer? Share your local, national or international images and enter The Star’s 2014 Summer Travel Photo Contest. Send us your pictures taken during this summer travel season: Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day 2014. The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30.
Floods that washed through Phoenix left people stranded on the roofs of homes and closed highways. If what had been unusual floods recur in that and other cities, builders and retrofitters will have to come up with new designs to make communities safer and more habitable.
Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson is an African-American whose presence and instruction to reduce the heavy armor of police has brought calm to the community. It was a smart move, and it should have occurred days earlier.
Backed by then-President Teddy Roosevelt, Panamanians revolted declaring their independence. A new government was established, giving the United States control over the Canal Zone for the unprecedented construction project.
Long before the ship arrived at the Sawyer glacier, we saw chunks of ice floating in the water. The mountains we passed bled with waterfalls from melting snow and ice. As we neared Sawyer, we encountered debris fields of ice from the glacier.
Robin Williams is among a number of successful entertainers who behind the lights and cameras of fame, battled their own personal demons of depression and other mental illness topped with self-medication.
The valet parking service like the one planned for KCI later this month or early September would seem to fit an earlier era of air travel when it was dominated by executives and wealthy travelers. Even those folks now are treated like schlubs by the airlines.