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Thursday: Boomers & Beyond

Cardinal: Pope’s wheelchair use an example to older adults

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ willingness to work despite knee pain that has made walking nearly impossible shows other older adults that they have wisdom and experience to offer younger generations, a top Vatican cardinal said. Cardinal Kevin Farrell offered the assessment as he ...

Woman raises voice for her history & hometown

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The call came from one of the many people Wanda Howard Battle considers a family member, whether they’re related or not. They were asking her to do something different: Lead tours of one of the nation’s most historic places, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in ...

Fishing heritage gets preservation boost

LANSING — Each day in Fishtown, a small fishing district in Leland, Amanda Holmes, the executive director of the Fishtown Preservation Society, receives a visit from a local elderly man who grew up in the area and likes to check preservation efforts. “He said to me, ‘It’s so easy for ...

Bob Lanier, NBA force, dies at 73

DETROIT — Bob Lanier, the left-handed big man who muscled up beside the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as one of the NBA’s top players of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 73. The NBA said Lanier died after a short illness. The Hall of Famer had worked for the league as a global ambassador. ...

Legacy letters to pass on to loved ones

MARQUETTE — A survey by Oxford University found that 81% of U.S. respondents want their heirs to inherit their personal values. How do your heirs know what your personal values are? That’s where a legacy letter comes in. “I truly believe that it (legacy letter) provides an inheritance ...

Recognizing the signs

MARQUETTE — Migraines and concussions are painful experiences. If you’ve had either of them, you know how terrible they can be. Both were topics of discussion during a presentation held on April 20 at Northern Michigan University. The presentation, hosted by the Northern Center for ...