DOES THIS BODE WELL OR ILL FOR OUR MARRIAGE? YOU MAKE THE CALL

Small Fellow has taken an interest in the Ten Commandments since learning more about them during Passover. Riding in the car the other day, he asked us if we could tell him what all 10 were. Between Loving Mother and myself, however, we could only come up with nine. Which one had we both forgotten?

Adultery.

INSERT YOUR "SOCIAL STUDIES?! WINK, WINK, NUDGE, NUDGE" JOKE HERE

A first-year West Boca Raton High School social-studies teacher will not face discipline for appearing in revealing photos on the USA National Bikini Team's Web site. The 25-year-old teacher posed for the photos before she became a teacher and in any event is getting out of the profession to go into real estate (OK, insert your "location, location, location" joke here):

The district's professional standards department decided Thursday not to investigate Erica Chevillar, whose photo spread on the USA National Bikini Team's Web site has become the talk of West Boca Raton High School.

Several 10th-grade boys, however, decided to conduct their own investigation of Ms. Chevillar's photos, and will share their conclusions as soon as they come up from the basement.

 

UNFORTUNATELY, THE NEW NETWORK WILL AIR ADS FOR THE USA NATIONAL BIKINI TEAM

A consortium of family-friendly companies is creating a new 24-hour TV channel for kids that will be free of junk-food ads and other marketing that has troubled parents. Key partners in the venture will be Ion Media (formerly Paxson), Scholastic, and NBC, and the new network will take over programming of NBC's Saturday morning tween programming block from Discovery Kids.

WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE LATVIA

 

In a comparison of 33 industrialized nations, the survival rate of newborn babies in the United States ranks ahead of only Latvia's. The US death rate of nearly 5 per 1,000 live births is on par with Malta and Poland, according to a new Save the Children report. For African Americans, the newborn death rate is 9 per 1,000 live births. US health experts blame obesity and teen pregnancies for much of the problem, since both lead to a higher probability of premature birth, the leading cause of newborn death in the developed world.

And Emory University health policy expert Kenneth Thorpe provides the thought for the day:

“Our health care system focuses on providing high-tech services for complicated cases. We do this very well,” Thorpe said. “What we do not do is provide basic primary and preventive health care services. We do not pay for these services, and do not have a delivery system that is designed to provide either primary prevention, or adequately treat patients with chronic diseases.”

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