Trophies or trash

Think a minute…Recently a successful, famous man told about a surprising gift he received in the mail. It was from his old high school. When he was a teenager his love and passion was tennis.

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Eternal security

Think a minute…Queen Victoria was one of England’s most popular rulers, with the Victorian era being named for her. She was one of the richest, most powerful women in the world.

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The real winners

Think a minute…In a U.S. national spelling contest, an 11-year-old girl was asked to spell a certain word.

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The Devil is in the Details

Think a minute…We’ve heard the expression, “The devil is in the details.” In World War II, General Dwight Eisenhower was the Supreme Commander of the Allied forces who defeated Adolf Hitler and his massive Nazi army.

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Getting fit

Think a minute…Mr. Louis Joline was awarded one of America’s “Fittest Over 50.” At the age of 65, He had completed 61 marathon races.

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True colors

Think a minute…This is a true story about a talented girl named Mary. She was 14-years-old when she started taking singing lessons. Later she traveled from city to city as a performer.

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Silence is golden

Think a minute…The famous scientist Albert Einstein did not always follow social customs. One evening the president of a university hosted a dinner to honor Einstein and give him an award.

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Doing the Damage

Think a Minute…This is a true story about a young Jewish boy named Karl who grew up in Germany.

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Goose or gull?

Think a minute…One of my favorite birds to watch is the beautiful white seagull. It looks so graceful and gentle floating on the soft sea breezes. But looks can be deceiving.

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Good directions

Think a minute…A man from the city was taking a drive out in the country and got lost. He stopped to ask a farmer for directions: “Where’s the main highway to the city?”

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Good directions

Think a minute…A man from the city was taking a drive out in the country and got lost. He stopped to ask a farmer for directions: “Where’s the main highway to the city?”

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The power of positive talking

Think a minute…They say, “Love is blind.” So when a guy’s in love with a girl and he wants his family to like her, do you think he’ll say anything bad about her to his family?

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Family fallout

Think a minute…Today’s world, from its large companies to entire countries, runs on the speed and power of computers. But when the computer breaks down, it causes serious loss, damage, even destruction.

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Get up on the right side

Think a minute…If you are not having a good day, people sometimes humorously say that you “got up on the wrong side of the bed.”

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New location

Think a minute…A Bank in New York City had some flowers sent to another bank that had moved to a new building.

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No pain, no gain

Think a minute…You have heard the saying: “No pain, no gain”. Recently a little boy wrote to God and said: “Dear God, my brother just told me how much it hurt my mom when I was born, but he’s just kidding, right?” Unfortunately not!

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Cool as a corpse

Think a minute…I recently read about a teenage boy who was found hanging from a tree. Next to the tree was a suicide note he had written to his parents.

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Bring out the best

Think a minute…Winston Churchill was 65 years old when he first became England’s Prime Minister.

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Wishing Life Away

Think a minute…Do you wish you were somewhere else right now? At the beach? Away on a nice holiday? At Disneyland?

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Poor rich man

Think a minute…He was one of the richest men in the world—but for more than 15 years people did not know what he looked like, or even if he was still alive.

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Editorial

Don’t lose sight of the big picture

Sometimes when we become so hung up with the daily grind and when we are overwhelmed by the multiple challenges of life, we lose sight of the bigger picture. That much is undeniable.

Letters to the Editor

Retraction

A letter titled “Stop this madness” published on page 13 of the Samoa Observer of 29 March 2017 contained a claim we would like to retract.

Street Talk

Ruta, 45

What changes in the police ministry are needed?

The Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil has finally returned to work following a long suspension and an appearance in court. Now that he’s resumed his position, Sina Filifilia Sevaaetasi hit the streets of Apia asking the question “Is there a need to have changes in the police force?”

Columns

Recruitment of A.C.E.Os should be left to professional interviewer

I read with interest the plan by the P.M. and Cabinet to appoint the A.C.E.Os.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

JUST CURIOUS A friend of BTL was looking through the coaching staff for the Samoa A team that’s in Fiji right now.

Sunday Reading

Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

The horsemen left King Giuki’s burg at dawn, riding out through the forest to the distant mountains beyond.

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