January 20, 2010
Just when you think we got enough to worry about, along comes a big, old raging controversy over airports utilizing full-body scanning machines that can see through fliers’ clothing all the way down to our naughty bits. Let me tell you where I stand on this brouhaha: I don’t care. Haha. In the whole modesty versus safety argument, you can count on me to crawl behind the Kevlar couch with the Safety First! crowd every time.
January 20, 2010
In his 2005 novel, “1776,” David McCullough chronicles American colonists’ struggles against an overbearing and arrogant aristocracy hell-bent on teaching unruly American ragamuffins who was in charge.
January 19, 2010
Jimmy Roy Turner, 67, of Floral died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in Little Rock.Born July 22, 1942, in Osceola, he was the son of Alvin and Lorine Turner. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.Survivors include his wife, Patsy Turner of Floral; two sons, Thomas Ray Wood of Floral and Jason Roy Turner of Osceola; a brother, George Turner of Manila; a sister, Joan Crafton of Nappanne, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles Turner.
January 19, 2010
This past weekend, while Gary was taking down the last of the Christmas lights, I decided to tackle some kind of constructive project, as well. I cleaned up the scrapbook room, then I made myself clean out a box of sentimental “stuff.” Some of the items I’ve literally not seen in years and had wondered on occasion where they’d gotten to. There were also some items I had no idea I’d saved and knew immediately they could be trashed or recycled. And there were some things I know I need to send to a friend but haven’t made myself do that yet, so her “pile” is growing.
January 18, 2010
I witnessed something last week that made me feel sorry for parents across the world. In no way should any parent, let alone any non-parent, have to put up with not just a disrespectful child, but a disrespectful teenager who should know better.I admit as a teenager there were times I needed an attitude adjustment and I don’t blame my mother for feeling like ringing my neck, but that’s one good thing about getting older.
January 15, 2010
Dear Editor:During my bout with a stomach virus, a virus that affected my youngest child a week ago, a virus that has made me most appreciative of indoor plumbing, my middle child, Philip, a senior at Ouachita Baptist University, informed me that he had been asked to serve on a discussion panel at school on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 14, 2010
An event taking place in Tacoma, Wash. on Jan. 30 should be of interest to people in this area, especially descendants of the Ruddells for whom Ruddell Hill west of Batesville and Ruddell Mill were named.The “Ruddell Riddle” at the Washington State Archives building is a free event provided by the archives and state library staff to use exhibits and workshops to explore the history of the Ruddells, one of Thurston County’s (Washington) most influential pioneer families. The location is 1129 Washington St. SE, one block east of Capitol Way South.
January 13, 2010
Maybe the most important thing is not that he was a good son, husband, father or friend. It may not be that he was well-liked at his job or considered to be a devout member of his church or that he was an avid athlete being named twice as an Academic All-American and also a member of Lyon’s Hall of Fame. It may not be that he actually defied death more than once and lived to tell his story.It may be that the thing that most defines Kevin Johnson is how many lives he has touched and what an inspiration that he and his family have been to others.
January 12, 2010
Want to make a million bucks on the next great thing since the Snuggie? I think my husband has hit upon the idea, but since neither he nor I will ever get around to creating it, I’m going to share the idea with hopes someone will take the ball and run with it. Then in a few years, we’ll be able to buy it!
January 11, 2010
I may be in the minority, but I hope NBC gives Jay Leno his spot back on late night. Conan O’Brien who hosted “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” for more than two years took over the “The Tonight Show” June 1, while Leno went to prime time at 9 p.m. with “The Jay Leno Show.” Ratings show that O’Brien is trailing behind CBS’ David Letterman and Leno isn’t faring too well with prime-time NBC.