• Do you want some guns with your fries?

    If you were out to dinner, particularly with kids, and some manly guys jonesing for food showed up toting AK-47s or AR-15s, would you feel comfortable? Or would you get up and leave the restaurant? I ask this, because the latest manifestation of gun rights …

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  • My Todd

    It is the late ’50s and he is singing. He may not know all the words but “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” is probably one of the first songs imprinted on my young brain. There would be others and every time I hear those oldies …

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  • Unique businesswoman/adventurer, Theodosia Nolan

    Theodosia Nolan was the embodiment of southern style and grace in an age when that all too often seemed to be fading. But it was her sharp business sense that prompted her to work with her brother and sisters to create a Fortune 500 company, …

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  • BMI testing and form letters: Place blame where it belongs

    The latest story making the news this week that’s causing a whole bunch of outrage is the Staten Island mother who is going after the New York State Board of Education for telling her 9-year-old daughter that she is obese. The kid is 4’1 and …

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  • Chance at freedom prevailed over death

    The vast majority of us will never really know the terror, humiliation and pain that people living in Nazi concentration camps experienced. During Memorial Day weekend, I caught a special on AETN entitled “Escape from a Nazi Death Camp” about the Sobibor concentration camp, where …

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  • Casual racism vs. institutionalized racism

    We as a nation have become really good at punishing casual racism. You know, using the N-word or saying overtly cruel things about black people in the presence of a recording device. Robert Copeland, an 82-year-old town police commissioner in New Hampshire, resigned this week …

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  • Congratulations, graduate! Welcome to the Real World

    And now, an open letter to all you new grads. Congratulations. Good job. Way to go. Bet you thought this day would never come. And if memory serves, it probably almost didn’t. Anyhow, welcome to the real world. And please be aware that we use …

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  • 9/11 ‘graffiti’ evokes mixed emotions

    For many it’s a way to show their condolences and honor a loved one’s memory. But to some at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York it’s nothing short of graffiti. According to reports, bereaved friends and family members are scratching personalized messages into …

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  • D-Day at 70: Some nagging questions

    I generally pay no attention to 70th anniversary observances, saving up my energies for the 75-year “diamond jubilee” milestones. I am making an exception for June 6, the 70th anniversary of D-Day. To put it bluntly, five years could make a lot of difference. According …

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  • Government buying large amounts of ammo

    Armored vehicles are being distributed across the country while large purchases of guns and ammunition are being purchased by our government. It’s no wonder that some U.S. citizens are starting to get a little nervous. Last week I wrote about the MRAPs (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected …

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  • About Town

    Well folks, it’s that time of year again. Despite the rain we’ve had this week, summer is knocking on our door. School years are ending, winter clothes are packed away, air conditioners are running, and everyone seems to be making plans for what they want …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Dear editor: We’re past the 15-year anniversary for UACCB and there’s little debate on its success, especially if “doing good” is the measure. We all “feel good” about the really big buildings to hold parties and small concerts. We “feel good” helping lower-income/achieving younger folk …

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