• ‘Clothier to the King’ dies at 85

    The combination of pink and black. Pegged pants. Two-tone shoes. Flipped collars. Elvis Presley may have made it popular but Benard Lansky is credited for supplying him and others, rock stars and common folk alike, with the look of “cool.” He died Thursday at the …

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  • Useless Thanksgiving facts

    I am one of those people who love useless facts. Although they are called “useless” I believe anytime you learn something you haven’t wasted your time. Here some facts about Thanksgiving that most people don’t know: • There is an “Unthanksgiving Day“ that commemorates the struggle …

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  • Disaster disappointments

    It never ceases to amaze me how people act/react when a natural disaster strikes them. A few go into survival mode, for they have prepared in advance; others go into the gripe mode (to put it mildly). Specifically I’m thinking of all the folks along …

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  • Would-be workers are lacking trade skills

    What a mismatch. According to a recent article by Associate Press Business Writer Christopher Leonard and several other articles from reputable publications on the Internet, despite our nation’s extremely high unemployment rate, U.S. employers can find no qualified workers to fill thousands upon thousands of …

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  • Poachers, trespassers and other miscreants ruin things for everyone

    Every year when deer hunting season rolls around I get excited about being in the woods building or repairing blinds/stands, putting out wildlife food plots and just enjoying the fresh air and exercise prior to the season. Then, regular as clock work, before deer season …

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  • Cat and mouse

    I am a firm believer in the death penalty. Right now I am on a crusade to kill, but I can’t even catch my first victim, so it’s apparent I will not obtain serial killer status. My intended victim is small and so far has …

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  • Thanking our soldiers

    There has been a lot of attention over the past year and a half or so about the Civil War Sesquicentennial. (Yes, I can spell it and pronounce it — but I just need a bit of time before I do either one.) But what’s …

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  • Trying to relax with face in the hole

    “Reporter mode” is hard for me to shut off, even when face down on a massage table and face in (or is it on?) one of those head rests with a hole. This was the case a few weeks ago when I used a gift …

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  • Watch out for this dangerous mist

    Back around 1975, Dr. Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, wrote a scientific paper proving that every time a toilet is flushed with the seat up, millions of tiny droplets of water containing germs, bacteria and tiny bits of whatever is being …

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  • Add another break-up to the list

    Taylor, Taylor, Taylor. Can we talk? I think it’s time we take a break, like Ross and Rachel, and by “we” I mean you and the entire country music fan base. You had a good run straddling the fence between country and pop, with hits …

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  • Sandy reminds columnist to be thankful

    I worry how I’m going to schedule an appointment and not have it interfere with work. I worry about the future, making it on time to those scheduled appointments, stains on my car’s relatively new upholstery and how I’m going to get them out without …

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  • Can anyone tell me what Issue 2 says?

    By this time, I normally have a good idea which way I will vote on the issues but earlier this week, I was stumped. Issue No. 2 is one of the amendments that is up for a vote this November but the sad thing is …

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