Martha Stewart was recently released from a federal women's prison in Alderson, W.Va, where she served five months for lying about a 2001 stock sale. As part of her sentence, Stewart will now spend the next five months in home detention at her 153-acre estate in Katonah, N.Y. This "punishment" is simply ridiculous. It hardly seems grueling to be confined inside such a large mansion.
Almost half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce, and almost a third of the children in this country are born outside of marriage. No wonder there's such concern about the status of the family in America! Keeping in mind all of this rather depressing information, I found it heartwarming to attend a recent conference intended to nurture strong families.
The St. Olaf administration recently released the results of the American College Health Association National College Health Assessment, which among other statistics showed that only 60 percent of students drank at least once a month. Dean Greg Kneser felt that the survey accurately represented the attitudes, behaviors and health habits regularly demonstrated by the St. Olaf student body