Terry Miller

The Old Monrovia Man and the Sea of Medicare
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The Old Monrovia Man and the Sea of Medicare

Explaining the inexplicable in Monrovia By Terry Miller Once upon a time, when your body turns a pungent “old” age of 65, your government starts paying you back for all those years you paid into the Medicare bank during your entire working life. Consider it a no interest savings account that you had to have…

Laughter Is the Best Medicine, Or Is It?
Opinion

Laughter Is the Best Medicine, Or Is It?

‘A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones’ By Terry Miller I was surprised to read recently in the Psychological Bulletin a rather unexpected research result of an overvalued research project on humor and its effects on one’s health. “There is evidence of stress-moderating effects of humor on…

Censorship Leaves Us In the Dark. Keep the Light On – Please
Opinion

Censorship Leaves Us In the Dark. Keep the Light On – Please

Freedom to read celebration Sept. 22-28 By Terry Miller This past week a story caught my attention and therefore spawned this article. A Catholic school in Nashville, Tenn. decided to remove the Harry Potter series of books from the school library’s shelves. “These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true,”…

Once Upon a Time in Monrovia: Movies, Murder and Madness
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Once Upon a Time in Monrovia: Movies, Murder and Madness

By Terry Miller Monrovia is a mere heartbeat away from Hollywood, as the crow flies — or whichever cliché you’d care to scribe. But this year, above all, Monrovia has once again made international headlines as it seems everyone is talking, writing or making films about the 1969 Manson Family murders and therefore Monrovia High…

Global Warning: Greenhouse Reality
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Global Warning: Greenhouse Reality

Happy cows’ flatulence could be overheating the atmosphere By Terry Miller You may have noticed that each year our planet gets hotter than previous years and while the naysayers say there’s no such thing as global warming, there is obviously a great danger for our Earth. Life on Earth depends on energy coming from the…

Foothill Unity Center’s 14-Foot Delivery Truck Stolen
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Foothill Unity Center’s 14-Foot Delivery Truck Stolen

Who did it? By Terry Miller Monrovia Weekly just learned that someone has stolen a non-profit agency’s means of picking up food donations for those less fortunate. Who on earth would steal from such a benevolent, community minded organization that helps those in need? Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, Foothill Unity Center learned that its 14-foot…

Monrovia’s Tree Removal at High School Raises More Questions Than Answers
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Monrovia’s Tree Removal at High School Raises More Questions Than Answers

By Terry Miller According to the soon-to-be-departing city manager, Oliver Chi, the city completed “a major public improvement project to repair the entire stretch of crumbling and lifted sidewalk on Colorado Boulevard in front of Monrovia High School (MHS).” The move surprised and angered many residents, particularly noting that Monrovia is designated as a “Tree…

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