Daily Archives: May 5, 2009

‘We do things differently’

You’ve seen one confined animal feeding operation, you’ve seen them all, right? As the Tin Pan Alley song says, it ain’t necessarily so. “We do things differently,” says Heidi Vittetoe, who runs J.W. Vittetoe Ltd. with her husband. The Vittetoes … Continue reading

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Of swine and flu

While in rural Iowa the week of April 19, I visited two farming operations that raised hogs. I could tell from the tickle in my throat that I had picked up a cough at one of the farms, but nobody I … Continue reading

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Neighborly honor for Tigers’ broadcaster

The Catholic Register of Toronto has an article about Assumption University honoring Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell and his wife, Lulu, with the Christian Culture Gold Medal. Despite national boundaries — not to mention possible home-team loyalties to the Toronto … Continue reading

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How do you say ‘swine flu’ in Nahuatl?

Mexico’s Institute for Indigenous Languages, known as INALI, for its Spanish initials, has translated audio messages about how to avoid the swine flu into 20 versions of native languages found in Mexico. The clips are available at the institute’s Web site. … Continue reading

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