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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Decisions and responses | Mark’s Remarks

We are living in some unbelievable times. I really never thought I’d see the day for a lot of things I’ve now seen, and I ...

It’s not that hard | Ott Observations

Most Republicans in Congress are self-congratulating themselves for passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.   Yes, it’s an effort to rein in mass shooting...

A curmudgeon’s view of the happiest place on Earth | Mark’s Remarks

Now listen, I am not one to gripe and mope around for long periods of time.  OK, maybe I am.   There are times I...

Community theater | Mark’s Remarks

What a gift theater has been. It’s something I got into long ago, and I’ve always loved it.  Perhaps it’s an insatiable need for attention,...

NOPE | Movie Review

BY JEREMY HOUSEWRIGHT Director Jordan Peele is 3-for-3.  His latest horror venture, “Nope,” is a slight departure from his previous two films, “Us” and “Get Out.”  Academy...

Flunking the Supreme Court

So much has already been said or written about the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision that I hesitated to write a column about it. For...

Chain of command and investigation

I think it is widely known around our little towns what went on in our school district a few months ago. An administrator that...

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris | Movie Review

Back in the day, especially in times of trouble, people flocked to the movies to escape. Musicals, formulaic love stories and light, fluffy fare with...

Evolution of commercials | Mark’s Remarks

You really show your age when you start being offended by television commercials.   I just noticed this the other night – especially after my...

Re-examining states’ rights | Ott Observations

When I attended the smash Broadway musical “Hamilton,” it stirred in me an interest in digging deeper into the origin of our country and...

Dog days of summer, circa 1980 | Mark’s Remarks

All of us adults want to fuss at kids for their bad habits and how they use their free time. But I will tell...

Four Healthy Eating Tips That Can Lower the Risk of Cancer | For Your...

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center It’s likely no surprise to read that what we choose to eat and drink can have a large...
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