Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Good News Posts from Margaret

Steelers Owner Dan Rooney Turns His Business Into a Family

"Draw a straight line between the goalposts at either end of Heinz Field, extend it south, and you’ll find that they line up directly with the fountain at the Point, where this city’s three rivers meet — a happy symmetry probably lost on the Terrible Towel-waving hordes attending Steelers games. The axis was Dan Rooney’s idea, and in addition to its implicit civic gesture, there is another, more private geometry at work: follow the line in the other direction and it runs right into Rooney’s house, as if his life, the life of the Steelers and the life of Pittsburgh were aligned."

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Netflix 4Q profit up 45 pct, defying recession (AP)

"Netflix Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit climbed 45 percent to surpass analysts' estimates Monday, propelled by the widening appeal of its relatively inexpensive DVD rental and Internet streaming service during a budget-crimping recession."

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Spring Rose Care

"Growing roses is not as difficult as we’ve been lead to believe. Roses will keep growing and blooming even if gardeners neglect them entirely. But they do benefit from some TLC and the efforts you make in caring for your roses in the early spring will mean that many fewer problems to tend to during the growing season."

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Fewer Calories, Better Memory?

"Cutting calories may help older adults better remember items on a grocery list or the name of someone they just met, a study shows."

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Winter exercise possible if precautions are taken

"When exercising outdoors during cold winter months, it is important to take special precautions.

In the cold, the arteries in the heart constrict and blood pressure rises, increasing the potential for a heart attack. This is especially true for senior citizens and those with cardiovascular disease."

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Do You Believe Jesus Wants to Heal You?

"While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, 'Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.'

Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. 'I am willing,' he said. 'Be clean!' And immediately the leprosy left him (Luke 5:12-13)."

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