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i i GUEST EDITORIAL A jobs strategy that both parties can agree on (By Doupa, .Scho. We're nearly three years into the recession-and our economy still shows few signs of life. The Department of Labor just announced that the country shed 131,000 jobs in July. Unemployment now stands at 9.5 percent. It's not surprising that Democrats and Republicans agree that something must be done-soon-to stem the loss of jobs. Neither side, though, has offered a creative or comprehensive jobs strategy to turn the economy around. There is one strategy that could create jobs and generate support from both sides of the aisle: Biotech Innovation. "Over the long run, few issues are as important to a nation's long-term economic security and global standing as being a leader in moving life sciences forward," says Lawrence Summers, director of the White House's National Economic Council have reduced heart attack mortality by more than half. Agricultural biotech is increasing crop yields, bringing down food costs, and reducing disease. These technologies help millions - across the world. So what can lawmakers do to foster innovation? First, Congress could make the R&D tax credit permanent. This provision was included in the president's budget last year> but didn't make it through. This is something on which Democrats and Republicans see eye-to-eye-politicians from both parties have voted regularly to extend the temporary tax. Making it permanent would provide a long-term incentive for investors "to put more money into the sector. An already-growing industry could explode. Lawmakers should also enact a payroll tax holiday. This would encourage private-sector employers in the biotech community to make new hires and retain He's right. Innovation in biotechnology is the current employees. engine that could get our economy back on track. Yet Long term, we must ensure the industry can fill neither party ,has forcefully championed this idea, the jobs thus created. We need to foster the next even though it s one of the few ideas that would elicit generation of scientific researchers-perhaps the ones bipartisan support, who will discover a cure for cancer-by improving Enacting policies, that will help this industry thrive math and science education in our nation's schools. is a painless way to create the jobs Americans The National Center for Education Statistics desperately need. It's also a strategy on which compared 15-year-olds around the world last year, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle can cooperate, and discovered that American students were below Biotechnology is racing along while the rest of the " average in math and science. Students in other economy sputters. During the first year of the current countries are improving their performance in these recession, private-sector employment decreased by crucial subjects, while ours simply stay steady. 0.7 percent. Employment in the biosciences, however, increased by 1.4 percent. It's not just PhDs who are finding jobs in the industry. Research, testing, and medicals labs employed 2-1 percent more people in that time. The medical devices and equipment sector increased its workforce by 2.4 percent. The area of agricultural feedstock and chemicals did even better-employment increased there by 4.6 percent from 2007 to 2008. All told, the biotechnology industry employs more than 700,000 Americans. These aren't just scientists - the industry depends on administrative assistants, business managers, computer professionals, groundskeepers, and engineers. Even better, the industry creates a powerful ripple effect. Biotech firms utilize construction workers, accountants, IT workers, daycare operators, and others. These people are transforming the worLd. The cutting-edge medicines that the sector develops are making our lives better and longer-pharmaceuticals American high school students are in the bottom quarter in math, trailing the rising China. In future years, our country's thriving industry of innovation could find itself increasingly competing for investment dollars headed to Asia. Between 1986 and 2003, the U.S. share of global R&D investment' declined from 46 percent to 37 percent. Even' more striking-our share of scientific researchers fell from 41 percent to just 29 percent. We must stay competitive in the arena we've dominated up to now. Biotechnology is the future of the American economy. Other industries are innovating, too, of course. But biotech is a rare bright spot in this globmy recession. Passing consensus-driven, bipartisan policies to boost what might be our fastest growing sector will create jobs and save lives. Douglas E. Schoen was a campaign consultant Dor more than 30 years and is the author of eclaring Independence: The Beginning of the End of the Two-Party System." To the Editor: " condone (if not complicity) of the then from Muslims that USA is a friend of This issue of 'Mosque near ground government of Afghanistan. Muslims. The way Muslims are zero' has sharply divided America Therefore any matter related to treated in USA in a dignified way and is being hotly debated in media. 9/11 is a martial matter hence civil speaks volumes about the fairness of The protagonist of 'Mosque near matters including freedom of religion Americans with which they "deal with ground zero' say that it is the and right to property donot come into Muslims as per the spirit of justice and ' constitutional right of 'freedom of the picture, fairplay. religion' and 'right to property', hence Therefore. building mosque near" Moreover any body who thinks any body who opposes mosque near ground zero (the site of 9/11 terrorist that USA is going to come out of ground zero is (as per these attack in New York) is a violation of Afghanistan shortly or even within 5 protagonist) a bigot and anti-the martialrights of Americans. years or more then he is living in.his constitution. This arguments of protagonists is make believe world and does not These protagonist do not absurd that USA is there in know. even abcd of the political and understand that there is a difference Afghanistan.for helping Muslims and strategic complications of South Asia between martial matters and civilian USA wants to bridge the gap with (the SAARC region). matters. Muslims and wants do develop good American Muslims should also Freedom of religion and right to relation with Muslims and wants to understand that USA is a secular property are civil rights and they are come out of Afghanistan quickly nation and not a theocratic nation, suspended in two cases. (1)- In case of therefore mosque near ground zero. therefore in USA in the hierarchy of emergency and (2)-Against martial This is all the more absurd and . values first comes patriotism and then rights as during any war (especially unpatriotic especially when armed religion: regarding matters which are directly forces of USA are still in Afghanistan. related to that war). USA certainly is in Afghanistan for Yours truly 9/11 yeas an act of war which was ~ helping the people of Afghanistan but waged against USA by al-Qaeda who said Argument of protagonist sounds Hem Raj Jain masterminded arid conducted it from a more as a blackmail than assimilation. Mankato foreign soil of Afghanistan with the USA need not seek certificates Grief support and Education for Adults M Grief is the deep sadness that we feel when we suffer loss. Grief is normal and natural and it affects each of us differently. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Graceville HOL Y TRINITY HOSPITAL Hospital Conference Room Mondays for 6 weeks Sept. 1. 3, 20, 2.7 and Oct, 4, 11, 18 5:00-6:00 PM Meal provided Ortonville ORTONVILLE AREA HEAL TH SERVICES Dialysis Building Tuesdays for 6 weeks Sept. 14, 21,28 and Oct. 5, 12, 19 2:00-3:00 PM Coffee and cookies "provided FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE ABOVE GROUPS, PLEASE CONTACT RONDI LILLEHAUG, MSW, LICSW AT (320) 589-7641, Our support groups are confidential and open to any adult who has experienced the loss era loved one through death. There is no charge to participate and no need to register. Sponsored by Lakeland Hospice & Home Care and Larson Funeral ,it Homes of Ortonville, Clii ton, Graceville and Browns Valley li - " t, '/ H ME CARE / HOSPICE & 0 ' Ce~brating Li te, One Family at a qi"me ~ Serving Ortonville Clinton, Graceville and Browns Valley, MN 211 d-,o5 a r n,/al 0ocgS /J) Hi to you all in Ortonville, what a wonderful place to How proud you can be of "our" ran/walk/bike! All in all our visit was little town. Our group of "The Girls", so special, seeing old friends, and classes of '56, '57 had a reunion during being back in Ortonville. Always say Corn Festival Days. Needless tO say I was so lucky to have grown up in we (10 of us this time) had a Ortonville, Ikeepsayingit. wonderful time just being together. I'm sure I'm speaking for all of I want to express my thoughts on "The .Girls": Class of '57: Judy how beautiful Ortonville looks. Gerhardt Nichols, Myrna Lindquist Driving around, looking at the homes Adams, Jo Salmonson Logan, Karen we use to live in, the school, and the Rosenwald Huber, Gloria Munkberg marvelous Health Care Facility, the Richardson. Class of '56: Shirl Hippie Golf Course, the downtown with it's Kienholz, Janet Ross Kluxdal, Glenna new businesses (we were in Java Jules Thoreen Langley, Barb Hausauer a couple times, great coffee!), the pier Toner, Kay Thompson with the flags flying, the flags in See you again next year. Caghtown, how wonderful to see Ortonville so patriotic. Sincerely, Three of us did the 5k on Sunday, Kay Thompson how fun, (we all three got ribbons!) San Diego, CA SwensSon farm county road five and then 2 3/4 miles west on county road 15. .Regular LqP Mission to admission rates will apply. Remember to mark Saturday, Sept. 11, on your close for season calendar for the annual Horse Power The Swensson Farm Museum will Event! The Lac qui Parle Mission will officially close for the season on also close for the season effective Sunday, Sept. 5. Visitors can view the Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. The Mission farm site, including the house and is located 6 miles north of barn, as well as the newly preserved Montevideo on U.S. Highway 59, and family tombstones between the hours 2.2 miles west on County Road 13. of 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on this date. The There is no admission fee for the Lac Swensson Farm Museum is located six miles east of Montevideo or ll qui Parle Mission. For more information, please con- miles east of Clara City on Highway tact the Chippewa County Historical 7, five miles south on County Road 6, Society at 320-269-7636 or email at and 1/8 mile east on County Road 15 chippewahistory@qwestoffice.net. or four miles north of Granite Falls on 9 16 i 19 39 47 Clues ACROSS 1. Fishhook point 5. Golfer Norman 9. S. China seaport 14. Colorless compound 15. Helicopter 16. Like an old woman 17. Complex quantities 18. Swedish rock group / 19. Matador injury 20. It's capital is Wellington 23. Worldly rather than spiritual 24. No (Scottish) 25. Having flavor 28. Those easily cheated 32. Ladd, actor 33. Take hold of (Wit.) 35. He played Gordon Hathaway 36. Nostrils 38. Make a mistake 39. Strike with fear 41. Consumed 42. Place in line 44. W. Rumanian city 45. Supply with air 47. Extreme happiness 48. Indian arrowroot 49. Smoking implement 51. Bond author 55. Emotionally distressed 58. Cape near Lisbon 59. Aba Honeymoon 62. Add piquancy 63. Highly excited 64. Longest division of geological time 65. Niches 66. Hold a position 6"7. Indian musical genre Clues DOWN 1. Seed vessel with hooks 2. They 3. Bridle strap 4. Baseball scoring path 5. Mohammedan warrior 6. Medieval fiddle 7. Italian Island 8. Scoring area 9. Business leaders 10. Electrodes 11. Le que Restaurant 12. Brew 13. Largest English dictionary, (abbr.) 21. Small mass of material 22. Genus of ducks 25. Yemen capital 26. Winglike maple seeds 27. Small sharp fruit knife 28. Asteroid 3228 29. Lake in No. Finland 30. Jaguarondis 31. Plant sources 33. Six (Spanish) 34. Bulky grayish-brown eagle 37. Satisfies to excesS 40. Annual timetable 43. Slant away from vertical 46. From each one 47. Characters in one inch of tape 49. A tributary of the Rio Grande 50. A representation of a person 52. Make secure by lashing 53. Trademark 54. Mother of Cronus 55. Today: newspaper 56, Worthless ideas 57. Type genus of the Suidae 60. Cranberry field 6!. Am. Nurses Assoc. (abbr.) The Ortonville Independent (U.S.P.S. 412-460) i JAMES D. KAERCHER Publisher / Managing Editor SUZE'I-rE KAERCHER-BLAKE Editor and Advertising Sales MIKE SWENSON Associate Editor / Advertising Rep Tues August 31,2010 Vol. 92; No. 33 Continuing the ORTONVILLE JOURNAL STAR Published Every Tuesday at 29 2rid St. N.W. Ortonville, MN 56278 Periodicals Postage Paid at Ortonville, Minnesota SUBSCRIPTION RATES $35.00 per year in Big Stone, Lac qui Parle, Traverse and Swift Counties in Minnesota, Grant and Roberts Counties in South Dakota. $40.00 for all other counties in Minnesota and South Dakota; All others, $45.00 per year. Postmaster: Send address changes to The Ortonville Independent, Box Ortonviile, Minnesota 56278. 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