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BIN LADEN WHITE HOUSE PHOTOS: We have collected White House photos of moments before and after the death of Osama bin Laden.
BRITT CARTOON: Bin Laden and the tree of terrorism. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
EDITORIAL: 'Justice' means those lost on 9-11 deserve to be remembered, not bin Laden - All were in our thoughts Sunday as news emerged of the evil man who orchestrated the 9-11 attacks, Osama bin Laden, being killed by American special operations forces in a daring raid on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. "Justice has been done," said President Barack Obama. Few had such justice coming more. We trust the proof of our success is sound. By Peoria, Ill.
EDITORIAL: An icon of terror is brought down - We don’t get many of those galvanizing, “where-were-you-when-you-heard-it” moments. Rarer still are the times when good news is at the heart of such a moment. Sunday night (or Monday morning, depending on your bedtime) brought one such occasion, as news of Osama bin Laden’s death placed May 1, 2011, among those dates that forever will connote a historic event. By Springfield, Ill.
CHARLOTTE GUEDRY: Is bin Laden’s end the end? - Sunday, May 1, will forever be remembered. It is the day that U.S. forces in Pakistan found and killed America’s most-wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. By Charlotte Guedry, Gonzales, La.
AMY GEHRT: Justice has been done - “Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children.” With those words late Sunday night, President Barack Obama brought a very painful chapter of American history to a close — ending a nearly decade-long manhunt for the most-wanted man in the world. By Amy Gehrt, Pekin, Ill.
DIAMOND DIRT: Baseball's reaction to bin Laden’s death is one for history - The Phillies/Mets game was the perfect setting for Americans as they got the news on Osama bin Laden's death. By Dominic Genetti, Hannibal, Mo.
BRUCE COULTER: Terrorist threats after bin Laden's death -- Al Jazeera’s English-language website reported promises of revenge. One commentator, the site reported, “going by the online name ‘Assad al-Jihad2’ posted on websites a long eulogy for the al-Qaida leader and promised to ‘avenge the killing of the Sheik of Islam.’” Beacon-Villager (Mass.)
KENT BUSH: Digesting the demise of Osama bin Laden -- If another terrorist attack happened next month, would you still be glad bin Laden was dead? Let's face it: It is possible. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
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JIM HILLIBISH: Hurry, curry -- Curry is meat, poultry and seafood or lentils, rice and vegetables. Its initial meaning was to stew, as in soup. The word has expanded to many dishes, but there is no one ingredient that defines “curry” other than curry powder. It’s still a cooking technique in many lands. Canton (Ohio) Repository
ANNE MAZAR: Eating a humane diet -- Every day, most Americans eat meat, eggs and dairy products bought from grocery store shelves. Yet, the vast majority of us are far removed from the farmstead and unaware of the path the farm animals have endured for the food to reach our mouths. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
THOMAS MICKEY: Getting the garden ready for summer -- It may seem like a lot of work to ready the garden, but once the warm weather comes in June, you'll know you set your garden on a path to provide the color and structure that makes it so special. The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
JERRY MOORE: Birther myths, crackpottery of all political stripes must be dispelled -- It’s good that most political leaders have denounced the birthers. Regardless of what myths they’re espousing, fringe types who can’t accept reality must be confronted. Our brand of politics is tough enough without having to sift through a bunch of foolishness. Suburban Life Publications (Ill.)
MAKING CENTS: Insurance - assess risk, take steps to mitigate - When you think of insurance, ethics isn't the first word that comes to mind. Many people like to complain about insurance, about agents, claims, prices and “betting against yourself.'' But the ethics of insurance can be boiled down to a few general concepts. By John P. Napolitano, The Patriot Ledger.
ON COMPUTERS: Drive arrays not just for big business anymore - I took some chiding of my own after chiding of others who think they need two-terabyte hard drives. Five of you dashed off emails. Three are from graphic artists and two are photographers. All are creating more than 10 gigabytes of files — a week. And all share the same problem. There’s never enough drive space. By Jim Hillibish, Canton, Ohio.