Jury didn’t buy it

October 12, 2004 A story came over the Associated Press state wire last week about a man in Van Buren who claimed that using methamphetamine helped his pain from an injury in the military.

Guten tag!

October 12, 2004 Changing colleges is stressful enough, but attend one in a country halfway around the world where schnitzel with noodles (Maria's favorite on The Sound of Music) is a classic meal and "Guten tag!"


October 8, 2004 It reeks of greed Please let me begin by saying that I frequently read the articles of Mr. Terrell Tebbetts and while I may not always agree with his viewpoints, I honestly do admire him.

No bells, whistles

October 7, 2004 Monday is Columbus Day. I don't expect to hear a lot of bells and whistles go off, but back when Christopher Columbus "discovered" America, he made plenty of noise about it.

Note to pen, not pal

October 6, 2004 One of my latest pen pals, a pervert who has spent the vast majority of his life in abodes across the United States that are surrounded by razor wire, thought he'd just drop me a line and let me kn


October 6, 2004 Get the facts straight This letter is in reference to the editorial by Rick Baber on September 29th and submitted for the purpose of correcting his erroneous information.

Family celebrations

October 5, 2004 My granddad was 54 years old when I was born, so to me, he has been an old man as long as I've known him. Of course the older I get, the younger his age seems. Funny how that works.

Pampered pooches

October 5, 2004 I should have had some idea of what a weekend spent dog sitting would hold for me when the owner of an older Springer Spaniel in my neighborhood introduced herself on the phone as "Lucy's mom."