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Bolton: Columbia Would Benefit From Indisputable Elected Leader

Once again, Columbia University has the opportunity to be a leader in tackling the learn more most pressing issue of our time: climate change. At present, people in the U.S. and around the world -- especially in the Philippines, in light of Typhoon Haiyan -- are calling upon the U.S. government and prominent institutions to boldly take a stand against the social and environmental injustices caused by climate change. As students of an institution that prides itself in its activist history, those of us in BCD are seeking to continue the tradition of effecting change and progressing towards a just, sustainable future. Less than a month ago, 73.7 percent of the Columbia College students who voted in Columbia's first-ever direct ballot initiative were in favor of divestment. <br>More:

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Quitting smoking not only reduces ones risk of lung, throat and cervical cancer, but can also lower ones blood pressure and risk of coronary heart disease. Sheahan also said people who quit using tobacco have better smelling breath, say food tastes better, and the yellow tinge on their fingers and fingernails disappears. "According to the Burden of Tobacco Report, there are approximately 60,000 smokers in Dane County and 7,500 click here! in Columbia County which, ultimately, translates into a dramatic economic impact. Cigarette smoking causes Dane County over $237,000,000 in health Chiriqui care costs per year, as well as over $146,000,000 in lost productivity each year. Cigarette smoking causes Columbia County over $27,000,000 in health care costs per year, as well as over $16,900,000 in lost productivity each year," Sheahan said. Since the Quit Line started in 2001 it has received more than 20,000 calls, according to the release. For more information about quitting smoking and tobacco use visit the Wisconsin Quite Line website . <br>More:

Capitol Dome early in the morning before the ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) The Capitol dome is silhouetted as the sun rises in Washington, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) The moon rises behind the U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington as Congress worked into the late evening, Sunday, Dec. <br>More:

Knowing who is site web in control gives citizens power. In a column in The State last Sunday, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley wrote: Citizens are empowered when they know exactly who to blame, hold accountable and give thanks to when things go well. When responsibility is obfuscated, citizens are frustrated, and their power to have their wishes effectively heard is diminished. Without a doubt, making this change would give mayors more power than most Columbians are used to. Its understandable that this makes some people uncomfortable, even fearful. But thats the risky and hopeful nature of our representative democracy: We choose leaders and then trust them to be good stewards of that trust that people have given him. If theyre not, voters can fire them at the ballot box. <br>More:

Columbia sales, discounts and consignment dates: November 24-30

This year, they are beginning earlier than ever, with Belks Pre-Thanksgiving Sale already in progress. View all 10 photos View all 10 photos Stores are filled with sparkling arrays of holiday fashions and accessories, and ready for shoppers to begin their traditional Black Friday shopping. Designer collections, including some exciting new ones for the holidays, are in your favorite department stores. Watch this column for fashion finds, sweepstakes and promotions, and special deals throughout the week. Each day of the week offers discounts to a specific group in Columbia, and many plan their shopping around these savings. <br>More:

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