TRICARE Prime option available to young adults

By Brian P. Smith: TriWest Healthcare Alliance Military families have a new TRICARE Prime option for young adults without healthcare coverage. TRICARE Young Adult Prime gives eligible family members TRICARE Prime medical (and pharmacy) coverage with low out-of-pocket costs for a $201 monthly premium. Military family members who are not married, who have “aged out” […]

Cuts to TRICARE Prime proposed

Tom Philpott Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has advised the 12-member Joint Select Committee on Debt Reduction to consider ending access to TRICARE Prime, the military’s popular managed care option, for working-age retirees and their families, to avoid spending cuts that would directly impact readiness. Unless at least seven of 12 super committee members agree on […]

GOP candidates not ready for prime time

Freedom New Mexico The most-recent Republican presidential debate was a weary two hours of television, and not much help for any candidate. Front-running Texas Gov. Rick Perry continued his streak of appearing not ready for prime time, and potentially offending his party’s base. Sound-bite answers to complicated questions are offensive to begin with. What are […]

Politicians feel pressure to act

Politically minded people are starting to anticipate election season. This means many of them will be asking the wrong questions of the candidates; who will be all-too willing to answer them. We are already hearing politicians detailing what they would do about things that no government, nor any politician, has any authority to be involved […]

In search of ponies: Residents share neighborhood with fox

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Somebody must have told him it was one of the prime neighborhoods in town. Or maybe he just saw the attributes for himself — after all, who can deny the tranquility of the rolling greens, the shade of wind wisped trees and duck filled ponds. But even in the beauty of the place, he stands […]

TRICARE Prime enrollment fees can be paid online

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — Would you like to set up online, automatic payments for your TRICARE enrollment fees and never worry about a late or missed payment? Need to make a one-time, last-minute TRICARE enrollment fee payment? Either way, the tools you need are online at TriWest’s ePay site, www.triwest.com/ePay. ePay, […]

Nov. 12 — Nov. 16 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried chicken, barbecue ribs and fried catfish Monday: Meatloaf, hamburgers and chicken pot pie Tuesday: Spaghetti, meatballs, lasagna, chicken parmigiana and chicken alfredo Wednesday: Carved roast beef, prime rib, roast turkey and glazed ham Thursday: Enchiladas, chili rellenos, tacos and fajitas

Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried chicken, barbecue ribs and fried catfish Monday: Meatloaf, hamburgers and chicken pot pie Tuesday: Spaghetti, meatballs, lasagna, chicken parmigiana and chicken alfredo Wednesday: Carved roast beef, prime rib, roast turkey and glazed ham Thursday: Enchiladas, chili rellenos, tacos and fajitas

Oct. 15 – Oct. 21 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried chicken, barbecue ribs and fried catfish Monday: Meatloaf, hamburgers and chicken pot pie Tuesday: Spaghetti, meatballs, lasagna, chicken parmigiana and chicken alfredo Wednesday: Carved roast beef, prime rib, roast turkey and glazed ham Thursday: Enchiladas, chili rellenos, tacos and fajitas

Oct. 8 — Oct. 14 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried chicken, barbecue ribs and fried catfish Monday: Meatloaf, hamburgers and chicken pot pie Tuesday: Spaghetti, meatballs, lasagna, chicken parmigiana and chicken alfredo Wednesday: Carved roast beef, prime rib, roast turkey and glazed ham Thursday: Enchiladas, chili rellenos, tacos and fajitas

Sept. 24 -Sept. 30 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried chicken, barbecue ribs and fried catfish Monday: Meatloaf, hamburgers and chicken pot pie Tuesday: Spaghetti, meatballs, lasagna, chicken parmigiana and chicken alfredo Wednesday: Carved roast beef, prime rib, roast turkey and glazed ham Thursday: Enchiladas, chili rellenos, tacos and fajitas

Editorial: Drastic reform could help avert Japanese crisis

Last month, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda resigned suddenly, leaving the ruling Liberal Democratic Party somewhat adrift and the government tied in knots as the economy drifts toward recession. This makes him the second Japanese prime minister to stay in office for less than a year. A country that has been viewed as a model […]

In midst of turmoil, Tony Blair exhibits grace, dignity

Editorial British Prime Minister Tony Blair, after weeks of speculation and leaks about when exactly it would come, has announced he is stepping down as leader of the Labor Party and therefore as prime minister — as of June 27. As the longest-serving prime minister besides Margaret Thatcher in recent British history, he leaves behind […]

Iraq is the frontline of terrorism but win is far from certainty

Editorial “Trust that Iraq will be the graveyard for terrorism and terrorists for the good of all humanity,” said Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in an address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday that went reasonably well despite some grumbling in advance. “Iraq is the front line in this struggle, and history will […]

Israel, Palestine decide when peace comes, not U.S.

Freedom Newspapers The human impulse is to hope that he survives and has years of restful peace remaining. Whether that happens or not, however, the serious stroke suffered by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is likely to be a setback to hopes for Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation. And for a time, at least, it will throw Israeli […]

Tricare specifies maternity benefits in wake of ‘mini-boom’

Airman Thomas Trower Although on a scale smaller than the legendary “Baby Boom” following World War II, “mini-booms” are occurring at military installations across the nation as troops return from overseas assignments. Because many of our nation’s patriots are coming from Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve ranks, not all parents-to-be are familiar with […]

India’s political situation serves as inspiration to others

It is always instructive, whatever the reason, to watch a politician decline to assume power that might have been hers. In the case of India’s Sonia Gandhi, perhaps in an illustration of the pervasiveness of paradox in human affairs, it might lead to her becoming an even more powerful political presence over time than if […]