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DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR BEST friends from high school? Do you remember what it was that made you best friends? I just got a call today from a guy who, but for a chance meeting on the streets of Manhattan eight years ago, I haven't seen since 1977. Daryl and I were so close growing up that we felt like brothers. What made it a particularly impressive relationship was that we grew up in a village on Long Island that was very racially tense, and he is black.

Our friendship made us rebels in our own way, I suppose, though we didn't think of ourselves as such. Even when the tension started running high and some of my other black friends became combative com·bat·ive  
Eager or disposed to fight; belligerent. See Synonyms at argumentative.

com·bative·ly adv.
, Daryl and I never denounced one another; we never left one another's side.

What made us so loyal to one another? An affection for my father, for one, I suppose. Daryl loved my dad, and my dad loved Daryl.

But why all this talk of boyhood days and brotherly love Noun 1. brotherly love - a kindly and lenient attitude toward people

benevolence - an inclination to do kind or charitable acts

supernatural virtue, theological virtue - according to Christian ethics: one of the three virtues (faith, hope, and
? Daryl and I were able to share a respect for one another that transcended the more petty Petty

girl airbrushed beauty, scantily clad in Esquire’s pages. [Am. Lit.: Misc.]

See : Sex Symbols
 problems surrounding us. It's what was able to help us weather the drizzle that so many small-minded people tried to whip into a tempest Refers to external electromagnetic radiation from data processing equipment and the security measures used to prevent them. Almost all electronic equipment emanates signals into free space or surrounding conductive objects such as metal cabinets, wires and pipes. .

Were we smarter than our peers? Or was it simply that we could see the benefits of developing our friendship despite an environment that supported derision instead of desegregation desegregation: see integration. ? Whatever it was, we were able to find and hold onto one another.

His phone call got me to thinking about how loyalty stems from respect, education, and personal development, despite a tumultuous climate.

In this month's cover story, contributing writer K.T. Anders echoes the same sentiment regarding how to find and hold onto valued employees. Starting on page 24, "How do you bait bait

a preparation containing a palatable food substance such as raw meat, carrot or bran and a pharmaceutical or poisonous substance. The purpose is to introduce the medicament or poison into the unsuspecting animal.
 the hook" talks about how to start the employer-employee relationship the right way, and how to create an environment where each benefits the other. It's no secret that simply offering a paycheck is no longer draw enough.

And while we're on the topic of loyalty, I want to reconfirm re·con·firm  
tr.v. re·con·firmed, re·con·firm·ing, re·con·firms
To confirm again, especially to establish or support more firmly: reconfirmed the reservations.
 CLTC's commitment to you. We've received a few emails recently questioning my decision to run the "Spotlight" interview we ran in the February 2001 issue. Several conversations with the subject of that interview had me convinced of his legitimacy LEGITIMACY. The state of being born in wedlock; that is, in a lawful manner.
     2. Marriage is considered by all civilized nations as the only source of legitimacy; the qualities of husband and wife must be possessed by the parents in order to make the offspring
 as an interview candidate. E-mails to the contrary, however, have induced a further investigation, which we will present to you in full in our next issue.

Mark Zacharia

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Publication:Contemporary Long Term Care
Date:Mar 1, 2001
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