In this space last May, we mentioned 26 potential candidates for the Republican nominee, one of whom will in all likelihood face Barack Obama in the Presidential election this fall. Of those named, all 26 are still alive and perhaps interested in the nomination, which may not be determined before the party’s Tampa convention in August.READ MORE
About a week and a half ago, there was an apartment fire at a nearby apartment complex, where a lamp was knocked over and ignited the curtains. A fire in a multi-family dwelling, bad, yes, but what made it worse was that two people in the apartment were either hearing-impaired or completely deaf.READ MORE
Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Our company decided to give us turkeys for Thanksgiving, which was a bit of a surprise since they have cut about everything else out, but somehow the traditional turkey giving survived the cut.READ MORE
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is the common condition in which the body is unable to correctly process sugar. There are two major subgroups of diabetes, Type I, which is juvenile-onset or insulin dependent diabetes, and Type II, which is adult-onset or non-insulin dependent diabetes.READ MORE
Camellias are, indeed, very versatile additions to any garden, for just as cold weather arrives, the great majority of flowering plants become dormant, but not the camellias; from early fall to the middle of winter, depending upon the species, these evergreen shrubs come to life by setting spectacular blooms so much so that it is not easy for a gardener to stop at growing just one in the garden.READ MORE
As I sit here in front of the fire on this bitterly cold Sunday evening (yes, that’s usually when I sit down to write), I am reflecting on many things. I have just finished browsing Expedia Hotels in Manhattan for March, thinking that on our first wedding anniversary we celebrated there, and now that our tenth is approaching maybe we should go back and take the kiddos.READ MORE
My high school English teachers would certainly be amazed by my positive (I think?) contributions to this newspaper over the last three years. It has been a great deal of fun, and I must admit I have at times enjoyed those 15 seconds of fame.READ MORE
A very impressive teacher once told me, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” This has stuck with me for more than 30 years. From that day forward, I’ve made planning an important part of everything I do. I take it so seriously I plan to be spontaneous.READ MORE
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I applaud Congressman Randy Forbes for his responsible and intrepid “no” vote over last week’s debt ceiling/government shutdown fight. Just like his numerous votes against TARP, last week he showed a resoluteness and understanding of the ramifications of supporting such a measure, that far exceed that of the political pundits and editorial boards that drive our political discourse.
I was in Walgreens waiting in line to pick-up a prescription when two men were sounding forth on the government shut down. They were angry veterans who were turned away from national monuments.
I wanted to personally applaud [Rick Gray’s] article “Those Who Walk in Darkness.” His comparison of the biblical verse and our society’s approach to global climate change creates a perfect picture for the reader.
First, let me congratulate you on a fine local newspaper. I read it frequently and really appreciate your efforts. That being said, I could not pass up the opportunity to respond to your editorial “Patriots?”