Route 66

Think a minute…The most famous highway in America is Route 66. A song was even written about it. It says: “If you ever plan to motor west, travel my way, take the highway that is best. Get your kicks on route sixty-six.”

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Anger: good and bad (Part 2)

Think a minute…Yesterday we learned that most of our anger comes from our selfishness and pride being offended when things don’t go our way.

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Anger: good and bad (Part 1)

Think a minute…A man thought he was going crazy, so he went to a psychiatrist to get his expert opinion. After a complete examination, the doctor agreed and said, “Yes, you’re crazy.” But the man became angry and shouted, “I want a second opinion!” The doctor said, “OK, you’re ugly too.”

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Homeless to harvard (Part 2)

Think a minute…Yesterday we began the amazing story of a teenage girl named Dawn Loggins. Her childhood was filled with poverty, shame, and pain from being homeless and abandoned by her drug addict parents.

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Homeless to harvard (Part 1)

Think a minute…It was high school graduation time in the U.S. and one girl who graduated was clearly the student “most likely to succeed.”

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“Bread and butter”

Think a minute…There was a baker who bought his butter from a local farmer. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter. He was surprised that the farmer had been giving him less butter but still charging him the same price. The baker got very angry! He told the farmer he was a dishonest crook and took him to court.

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All new

Think a minute…This is a true story about a boy named Philip. Philip was nine- years-old in a class of eight-year-olds. The kids in his class were not kind to Philip. They would not talk to him or let him play with them.

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“Let go of the controls”

Think a minute…A pilot was flying his small airplane, a Cessna 150, when suddenly he lost control. His plane began spinning and falling to the ground! He panicked and began doing everything he could think of with the controls.

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“Get hold of happiness”

Think a minute…Have you heard of the new emotional sickness called Sudden Wealth Syndrome? It happens to people who suddenly become rich by winning a big lottery jackpot, inheriting a lot of money, or other quick ways.

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The best shortcut (Part 3)

Think a minute…Honesty is the best shortcut to living life at its best. It goes straight to the truth of every matter, so it saves all of our most valuable possessions in life. Honesty saves your conscience and character. “Honesty is telling others the truth.

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The Best Shortcut (Part 2)

Think a minute…Yesterday we learned that honesty is the best shortcut to living life at its best. It not only saves time, but it saves all of our other most valuable possessions in life. Honesty saves our trust in people. When we are not honest, we usually assume other people are not honest too.

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Good actor, bad man

Think a minute…Bob grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a young boy when he first heard of Bill Brodie. In fact, Bob’s parents had a piece of furniture in their home that was made by Brodie. Bill Brodie was not only a successful carpenter and businessman, he was also a respected member of the town council, and a deacon in his church.

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The best shortcut (Part 1)

Think a minute…We all like to save time—especially since life is so short. So the sooner we learn good shortcuts to living well, the sooner we will enjoy life at its best.

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Extremely Poor and Successful

Think a minute…In 2012 an unknown hero was discovered and honored in China’s news media. She was a woman who had spent her life saving helpless, abandoned babies. Together with her husband who died in 1995, 88-year-old Lou Xiaoying rescued more than 30 babies who were left to die on the streets of Jinhua, China.

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“A great Woman”

Think a minute…There was a young married couple who really struggled to make enough money just to live on. One day the husband took all their money and bought a small service station. His wife Jane did not think this was a smart, good investment.

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“Better late than never”

Think a minute…Harlan was only 5 years old when his father died. When Harlan was just 14 he quit school and started working on farms. At 16, he lied about his age and joined the American army.

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It takes one to make one (Part 2)

Think a minute…A boy does not become a man automatically or alone. It takes a man to make a man. Boys always have heroes they look up to as the kind of man they want to be—and boys whose fathers live with them usually say their hero is their dad.

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It Takes One to Make One (Part 1)

Think a minute…John is smart and well educated, but he does not keep a job and support his family. Ian is married with children, but he continues to go out nights partying and being unfaithful to his wife. Sadly, fewer boys than ever are becoming true men who live up to their adult responsibilities.

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Twenty-two million candles

Think a minute…Ann Scheiber lived alone in her small apartment in New York City having never married. She did not own a car, so she walked everywhere wearing the same old black coat.

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Your life is minute-made (Part 2)

Think a minute…While a father was enjoying a steak with his little boy he said, “I’ve probably eaten a whole cow in my lifetime!” “A whole cow?” his son said. “How did you do that, Dad?” His father answered, “Simple: one steak at a time.”

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Editorial

God blesses people who are prepared to work

When we talk about hardship, struggles and poverty, an element that is often lost in the debate is that there are people who are doing their absolute best to try and get out of it. We think they deserve credit and a mention for their efforts. Today we want to pay tribute to their hard work, whatever it is that they do.

Letters to the Editor

Time for new political movement

Dear Editor Re: Typical of a one party state The voters at grassroot level don’t seem to know either that the very candidate they are voting for are those that are undermining their livelihoods.

Street Talk

Eseta Faasao, 42

Public oppose new chicken tax

The recent passing of the Customs and Tariff Bill in Parliament means new tariff rates will be imposed on all imported chicken. This is a grave concern given that chicken is one of the most affordable meat for families living below the poverty line and middle income earners. Taxing such goods is no doubt a burden on these families because a decent meal every day is now being robbed from them with price increase. Our reporter, Ulimasao Fata asked the public on their opinion on Government’s move to tax imported frozen chicken. This is what they said:

Columns

The decision between processed and local food

We all know that this planet have problems of hunger and malnutrition, about 900 million people. Remember obesity is malnutrition, an illness. All United Nations members have committed themselves to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

Banking whispers Whispers about the change of ownership for a major player in the banking industry in Samoa has been laughed off.

Sunday Reading

HONOURING THE VOLUNTEER VETS: The members of the A.P.S. board alongside the 3 volunteers at Taumesina Island Resort.

The Howler: A.P.S. says thank you

Members of the Animal Protection Society (A.P.S.) board gathered at the beautiful Taumeasina Resort for a dinner to honor the volunteer vets that came over from Australia to help conduct the clinics.

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