Health Care Reform of the Most Basic Kind

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First, here’s wishing Sal Silvestra Caputo, who faithfully delivered this paper for so many years, a full recovery from the fall that so unfortunately broke his hip. No, it didn’t happen delivering the papers, which even in clement weather is high-risk work in New York City. Nor was he knocked down by a “rogue cyclist” [&hellip
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Save the Post Offices!

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And now to “hammer” away against the latest danger to community and vital and accessible human connections: the closing of hundreds of post offices nationwide and in the communications capital of the world. Give us a protest song about that, Pete Seeger! Or maybe you readers will, and we will sure sing it—all over this [&hellip
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A To-Do List for Your Hammer

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“If I had a hammer…I’d hammer against danger…all over this world…” Here’s hoping you watched or will get a DVD or tape of PBS’s 90th Birthday Celebration Special for Pete Seeger, and will hammer against a host of dangers getting little or no hammering. First, thank you, Daily News radio/TV critic David Hinckley for alerting [&hellip
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Save the Everyday Places

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“What gets our attention gets us,” warned latter-day prophet and theologian Willis Elliott, who was once head of the New York Theological Seminary. And James Patsaricas’ June 30 Daily News letter to editor warns that non-stop media attention of Michael Jackson’s sudden death shows that “we’re heading in the way of the fallen empires of [&hellip
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Here Comes the Elderhood Revolution

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Again, Father’s Day ads showed only relatively “new dads.” Not unlike Mother’s Day ads and Grandparents’ Day ads only depict lively ball-tossing elders. Visitors from that other planet seeing these commercials figure that earthlings stay forever youthful and vigorous. The Elderhood Revolution is a longtime a-comin’. Indeed, it seems headed in the wrong direction, with [&hellip
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Work for More Co-op-eration

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Co-op/condo dwellers may welcome thoughts on our once rent-controlled co-op’s forthcoming annual meeting. But imagine: only about two hours to elect the board (incumbents all running again) and discuss last year’s considerable events and next year’s plans. It’s surely not the usual corporation shareholder meeting when our homes and often our major—maybe our only—financial asset [&hellip
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Thank You, Dennis Spilios

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“You look tired.” “No, I’m not; it’s this new lighting!” So went a tenant exchange in our newly renovated lobby. No one older than, say 35, likes to be told they look tired, but naked emperors worldwide will soon ban kindly incandescents for the so-called energy savers which make everyone/every thing they zap look tired [&hellip
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LEND A HELPING HAND

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Well, there’s a lot to smile about: the Easter Sunday rescue of Merchant Marine Captain Richard Phillips, for one. Likewise for Susan Boyle’s substance-over-style triumph. Except the omission of family elders persists. All we heard before Phillips’ miraculous rescue was about his wife, son and daughter’s agonizing five-day wait. Little was said about Boyle’s sickness [&hellip
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