Columns

That explains it

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

I felt like I had been slapped upside my head with a pair of nunchucks. After an 18-hour flight from San Francisco, I was still on Mississippi days and nights and had not fast-forwarded to Hong Kong time. All of us who flew in from the States, had to move our body clocks ahead 23 hours and 45 minutes.

Where will all this political correctness end?

By PETER GILDERSON,

Maybe I'm getting a better perspective, or perhaps getting worn down. I don't know. But I'm pretty neutral when it comes to the state flag. If I had an ancestor who had died in the Confederate army, or one who was a slave perhaps I would feel differently. Let's review. The flag was officially adopted after the Civil War in April 1894.

Beware danger of ticks

By BILL MCKELL,

Tick paralysis results from exposure to a neurotoxin released by tick salivary glands during a blood meal; it is the only tick-borne disease not caused by an infectious agent. The toxin appears to be produced exclusively by female, egg-laden ticks.

Gardening Glimpses

By MRS. HERMAN MCKENZIE,

A great commotion started in the ’70s about (well, about a lot of things, actually) people talking to their plants. Of course you do - words of encouragement, words of praise, or maybe even threats, as old as the Old Testament, to the fig tree that wasn’t bearing fruit.

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