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    Ghosts

    We have an old, drafty window on the house that I decided to cover with plastic. I bought the materials and installed the shrink-wrap window cover myself. Earlier this week I happened to walk by the window at just the right angle, in just the right light, and noticed three very distinct footprints...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Board of Education continues march to stop the flow of open communication

    Dear Editor:

  • COLUMNS

    Happy Thanksgiving

    I’ve done a little research on the origin of Thanksgiving in the United States, and have learned that it might not truly be an American holiday, as I’ve always supposed. Apparently many other nations and cultures have had times of giving thanks, particularly after a bountiful harvest...

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    Vicky Hartzler’s View from the Capitol

    Congress has returned to Washington for the “lame duck” session of Congress, which provides current members a chance to finish work on important legislation and other bills that must be completed by the end of the year.

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    Early bird

    There is story being floated around that Russia’s Vladimir Putin was late to a meeting with Germany’s Angela Merkel. With the typical German precision, engineering-like mindset, Chancellor Merkel could not tolerate the tardiness, and she left the meeting without waiting on Putin. I...

  • COLUMNS

    Let’s enjoy November (Part 2)

    So, last week I failed to note another reason that I enjoy November. You all know that I did so on purpose, in order to have something to write about this week, right? Linda and I were married on a beautiful day in November 43 years ago.

  • COLUMNS

    Ebola: The outcry epidemic

    Ebola is the disease for which everyone becomes a expert after reading Wikipedia for five to 10 minutes. The truth, like most things, remains somewhere between the two extremes of thought.

  • COLUMNS

    Let’s enjoy November

    I absolutely enjoy this time of year. I like hay rides, bonfires, hot dog roasts and football. The cool evenings and changing of the leaves are something I look forward to every year.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    11-7 Letters to the Editor

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  • COLUMNS

    The day had its day

    Forget fossil fuels, nuclear power or alternative energy sources. The scientific community needs to figure out a way to harness the power of human stubbornness.

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