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Today's word on journalism

September 18, 2008

Partisan politics:

"Say 'conservative' and they wag their tails. Say 'liberal' and they bare their fangs. More to the point, say either and all thinking ceases. . . . [P]eople hear this doublespeak and cheer. Why not? They have been taught that words mean what you need them to in a given moment. Turns out, all it requires is a limitless supply of gall and the inherent belief that people are dumber than a bag of hammers."

--Leonard Pitts Jr., Pulitzer-winning columnist. The Miami Herald, 2008 (Thanks to alert WORDster Jerry Vonderbrink)

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Simple Kitchen: Chicken pasta spinach salad

By Errin Stevenson

July 22, 2008 | A salad that serves as a main entrée is always one that I just love! It is healthy, filling and gives you a different dish during a busy week. This particular salad is also great for serving at bridal showers, baby showers, or just when you and your friends and family get together! So go buy your chicken and ingredients and lets get ready to cook!

This salad is one that you have to make the night before so it takes more preparation.

Chicken pasta spinach salad


1-cup oil
2/3-cup teriyaki sauce
2/3 cup white wine vinegar
3 T. sugar
3 T. brown sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper

Cook 1 bag of bowtie pasta & marinate overnight in dressing. I marinate it in just a large bowl.

2 large chicken breasts (marinated overnight in teriyaki sauce) ­ Cook on grill or stovetop.

Crasins to taste (I use a small bag)
3 cans of mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1 bunch green onions, sliced
Toasted slivered almonds in brown and white sugar with butter on stove until golden.

In a large bowl, add all ingredients and toss right before serving!

I hope you enjoy this salad. For me, it has always been the salad that everyone loves and is getting the recipe for.




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