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CLIMBING A WATERFALL IS A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

Jamaica is 150 miles long and 50 miles wide. It is just 90 miles south of Cuba. Early people in Jamaica lived in what was called “the Land of Springs.” It was once owned by Spain and called Santiago. In the mid-1600s it became under the rule of England and was named Jamaica. In 1962 it achieved full independence from England. With a population of 2.8 million, it is the third largest English-speaking country in the Americas, after the United States and Canada. The musical genre reggae originated on the island.
 
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On The Edge of Common Sense

by Baxter Black, DVM
 
The furor of lawsuit threats, animal rights terrorists, gesticulating celebrity actors and ex-politicians traveling the countryside like Barnum and Bailey is finally bringing out those who really have something at stake in the Wild Horse/Domestic Horse slaughter issue. It is easy for a movie star or politician or animal rights advocate to fall under the trance that horses live forever and eventually go to horse heaven, because that is about as deep as they think. Their weak solutions to the abandoned horse problem that they have helped create are like ducks peeing on a forest fire.
 
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What's up with one of the richest towns in American refusing to take care of its stray and unwanted animals? And then packing them up and sending them to little, ol' Fort Davis. That's exactly what's happening - right there on the front page, above the fold, of the Midland Reporter Telegram last Friday was a big story under the headline:
 
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This Week in Texas History

by Bartee Haile
 
BROTHERS STAND TRIAL IN EXTORTION SCHEME
After dispensing with the delaying tactics of the defense at a Sep. 5, 1954 hearing, a Dallas federal judge set a trial date for two brothers accused of a six-figure extortion plot against a score of prominent Jewish families.
On Apr. 29, the heads of 20 wealthy households received identical letters written in pidgin English. "Fire - dynamite - fire - guns will make you pay the $200,000. Bury husband - bury wife - bury son - bury friend. You pay before you die.
 
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