The perfect wedding is in the details

As the big day approaches, engaged couples are faced with managing dozens of final details, all of which need to go off without a hitch to achieve the beautiful storybook wedding every bride envisions.

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So you want to ask her to marry you?

True, bridal sections typically are directed toward young ladies and their mothers, but thanks to wedding planning sites such as The Knot and social media sites like Facebook, future grooms have been thrust into the limelight – literally.

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Thomas Sowell – Glib ‘Happy Talk’

Thomas Sowell

When Alfred E. Neuman said "What me worry?" on the cover of Mad magazine, it was funny. But this message was not nearly as funny coming from President Barack Obama and his National Security Advisor, Susan Rice.

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Marquette seeks to remain in upper tier of teams in annual girls state swim meet

Marquette Mustangs girls swimming coach Joe Schoedel wants to keep his program at the upper levels in the annual high school girls swimming and diving championships. Last year, Marquette finished second, just eight points behind powerful Springfield Glendale. “We’d like to repeat the success from last year and bring home a top 4 trophy again this year,” Schoedel said. “It’s been a while since we’ve consistently been in the Top 10 and that’s somewhere I’d like to see our program stay.” The Mustangs get their chance when the state meet begins its two-day run Friday (Feb. 20) at the St. ...

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Area swimmers, divers who have qualified fors girls state meet

The time to try and unseat Springfield Glendale at the annual high school girls swimming and diving championships begins its two-day run Friday (Feb. 20) at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. The Falcons have won state the past two years and finished second three years ago. The swimming preliminary competition begins and the check-in of divers also begins at 3 p.m. On Saturday, the diving competition beings at 9 a.m. The swimming finals competition begins at 3 p.m. Admission to each of three sessions costs $7. Each athlete can compete in two events and two relays if they have qualified for ...

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Thomas Sowell – Damaging Admissions

Thomas Sowell

Opponents of charter schools have claimed that these schools are "cherry-picking" the students they admit, and that this explains why many charter schools get better educational results with less money than public schools do.

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Fresh off district championship, Whitfield looks to make noise at state wrestling tournament

Whitfield freshman Mike McAteer will put his undefeated record on the line and his Warrior teammates will be competing as well in the three-day state wrestling championships. The annual event begins at 10 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 19) at the Mizzou Arena on the University of Missouri campus. The championship finals for all classes begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. At the state championships, trophies will be awarded to the top four teams in each of the four classes. Medals will be awarded to the six place finishers in each weight class. Tickets for the state meet will be sold at $8.00 ...

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Lafayette matmen look to do well in state wrestling tournament

Lafayette senior Alec Reid, a four-time qualifier, leads a crew of nine Lancers to compete in state wrestling tournament. The three-day state championships begin at 10 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 19) at the Mizzou Arena on the University of Missouri campus. The championship finals for all classes begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. At the state championships, trophies will be awarded to the top four teams in each of the four classes. Medals will be awarded to the six place finishers in each weight class. Tickets for the state meet will be sold at $8.00 per session for all sessions on Thursday, ...

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