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GUEST COMMENTARY: The East Asia Summit, world trade and world peace

GUEST COMMENTARY: The East Asia Summit, world trade and world peace

Cambodia, scene of the killing fields of genocide less than four decades ago, has just hosted the seventh East Asia Summit, which brought together leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, plus Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea and the U.S. The summit concluded Tuesday, on a…

November 22, 2012 12:00 am
Deepen the holidays through Fair Trade gifting

Deepen the holidays through Fair Trade gifting

Holiday shopping can be such a grind. You buy, you wrap, you hand it over — times 20. If you're feeling overly cynical, try some Fair Trade gifting and offer your recipients the story behind their gifts as well.

November 07, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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SHAW THOUGHTS: Celebrating 40 years of marriage and a (temporary) divorce from the BlackBerry

SHAW THOUGHTS: Celebrating 40 years of marriage and a (temporary) divorce from the BlackBerry

One of legendary Yankee Yogi Berra's most famous malapropisms is "déjà vu all over again," and the Yogiman actually bumbled into perfect misusage, because it's often the best description of one event that feels eerily like another, including an Asian vacation Mary and I took over the winter …

May 01, 2012 12:00 am
Connection between Valpo High grads born of peace

Connection between Valpo High grads born of peace

VALPARAISO | As she prepared to begin her Peace Corps stint in Cambodia, the last thing Christin Spoolstra expected to encounter was someone from her hometown waiting to greet her.

July 24, 2011 7:45 pm Photos

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Connection between Valpo High grads born of peace

Connection between Valpo High grads born of peace

Christin Spoolstra, a 2007 Valparaiso High School graduate, is preparing to volunteer with the Peace Corps in Cambodia.

July 24, 2011 7:28 pm
Connection between Valpo High grads born of peace

Connection between Valpo High grads born of peace

Valparaiso resident Christin Spoolstra soon will volunteer with the Peace Corps in Cambodia. One of the people who will greet her when she arrives is Erin Daly, also a Valparaiso High School graduate, who has been stationed in the country for a year.

July 24, 2011 7:28 pm
Connection between Valpo High grads born of peace

Connection between Valpo High grads born of peace

Christin Spoolstra, a 2007 Valparaiso High School graduate, who soon will volunteer overseas for the Peace Corps, stands with her parents Len, left, and Joyce at their Valparaiso home.

July 24, 2011 7:29 pm
Connection between Valpo High grads born of peace

Connection between Valpo High grads born of peace

Christin Spoolstra, of Valparaiso, is packing in preparation for her trip to Cambodia to do volunteer work for the Peace Corps.

July 24, 2011 7:29 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Supporting Cambodian school is a blessing to our church

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Supporting Cambodian school is a blessing to our church

Emmanuel Christian School students in Broyouk, Cambodia, are being educated with the support of parishioners at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansing.

March 06, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Supporting Cambodian school is a blessing to our church

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Supporting Cambodian school is a blessing to our church

The Rev. Paul Appold, of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansing, stands at the entrance to Emmanuel Christian School in Broyouk, Cambodia. The sign on the gate honors Ralph Boardman, longtime principal at Trinity Lutheran School in Lansing.

March 06, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Supporting Cambodian school is a blessing to our church

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Supporting Cambodian school is a blessing to our church

Sometimes life as a pastor seems to be more joyful than others. There are some hills and valleys in the life of the parish pastor. I happen to be on one of those joyful highs right now. It isn't because life is especially easy right now. It's not. It is because of what I have just experience…

March 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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