Category: Opinion

Free papers subsidize your stamp

Most people probably haven?t stopped to think about the value of
receiving free publications like the Free Press in the mail, in
addition to the content. The latest figure I read was that the
circu?la??tion of free papers in this country is about 90 million
copies per week. A majority of these are sent through the U.S. mail.

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Oh my Father (Veteran’s Day tribute from a son)
Oh my Father (Veteran’s Day tribute from a son)

Oh my Father (Veteran’s Day tribute from a son)

Wayne Engler, a World War II veteran of the First Armored Division, currenly lives in a nursing home in Overbrook.

Oh my Father,
what am I to say
to you who woke
with the thousands of dead
around you many mornings,
so much so,
that you tell me,
being around the dead
doesn?t bother you.
I fear death
as I know we all do,
even with faith,
as you must too,
because you tell me
the Ten Commandments include
?Thou shalt not kill,?
so you must be going to hell,
you say.

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Pork N Beings (Week of Oct. 31, 2007)
Pork N Beings (Week of Oct. 31, 2007)

Pork N Beings (Week of Oct. 31, 2007)

Porknbeingscsi_200710231044.jpg Vanessa was chosen to serve with the CSI unit due to her renowned ability to locate body parts

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The idea of Marion County law enforcement agencies conducting a training exercise to take out an ?active shooter? in one of our schools would have been an unimaginable scenario 20 years ago. Maybe even 10 years ago. The 1999 massacre at Columbine High in Colorado?the most notable of a sad series of in-school shootings?changed our way of seeing the world. […]

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Horizons- “Responsibility” is a mixed package

I want to write a little about ?Responsibility.? I know what you?re probably thinking, and I totally agree. It?s a horrible, ugly thing, isn?t it?

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Teeth lead a tough life of neglect

I find it amazing that our teeth don?t rebel more than they do. Think about it. Out of all of our body parts, teeth really did get the short end of the stick. They spend their entire lives inside our mouth, which is a disgusting, dark place full of saliva and left over food particles

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Cancer was unexpected challenge

I never expected to hear the words, ?you have cancer.? Not in a million years. But I heard them on Sept. 11?and that it was prostate cancer in the early stages and would be curable with surgery.

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A new call

The news that Tabor College has found its next president is good for the institution and those of us who see the profound importance the college plays in the economic, cultural, educational and spiritual health of the Hillsboro community.

We are familiar with the search committee?s selection, Jules Glanzer, from past associations. His professional career has taken new directions during the ensuing years. We have confidence in the judgment of the search committee to know how he has been shaped and now equipped for the presidency. But from past connection, we know the president-elect to be a man of rock-solid character and a compassionate heart. We look forward to his service in our community and beyond. ?DR

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Pork N Beings (Week of Oct. 24, 2007)
Pork N Beings (Week of Oct. 24, 2007)

Pork N Beings (Week of Oct. 24, 2007)

  ? scrw_20071015074025.jpg ?Scare Crow

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Would like a side of cash with that?

?Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I?m not sure about the former.??Albert Einstein


?Read it with a grain of salt, then tell me what you think,? my sister said as she slipped a copy of ?The Secret? into my hand.

I glanced around and quickly stuffed the book into my bag, feeling that I had somehow just stepped within the grasp of some bazaar metaphysical society. (No offense to my sister, she?ll understand. I think.)

But I also wondered if the world as I knew it was about to change.

Well, not really. But I was still curious.

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