Category: Opinion

Easter in Vietnam about resurrection

I am writing this column rapidly from a four-star hotel along the Perfume River in the old Imperial City of Hue. We splurged for a chance to get a buffet breakfast and a balcony with a river view.

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Candidates for prez are unsuitable

None of the candidates for president from either party suit me at all. I couldn?t and wouldn?t campaign for any of them nor would I send them one dime. No matter who wins, we get more of the same.

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Tough cuts

USD 410?s latest budget challenge is surprising only in its timing. Word of an ongoing enrollment decline within the district has surfaced every so often. Most of us simply got used to the way the administration was able to absorb the accompanying reductions in state aid with little or no visible impact from the outside. Now to hear somewhat suddenly and urgently that the situation is serious enough to consider staff reductions is disconcerting.

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Recognize the mothers of invention

?Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel, and the same law of progress makes the woman of today a different woman from her grandmother.? ?Susan B. Anthony

In 1812, T. Babbitt, a sawmill worker, observed a couple of fellow laborers manufacturing lumber with the then standard two-man pit saw. Noticing that half of their energy was being wasted in the process, Babbitt designed and created the first circular saw ever used in a sawmill.

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Character comes down to choices

Character building, for better or worse, is all about making choices. These choices ultimately lead us down a path in life that reveals who we really are.

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Apple a day isn?t always a sure cure

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away?but if you?re sick and need a doctor it?s not a good idea. I?ve eaten a lot of apples lately but to no avail. I still end up at the clinic for myriad reasons. At least they are nice to me there?nicer than I deserve.

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Letters (Week of March 26, 2008)

Clothing ministry will need new place   The Shepherd?s Shed Free Clothing Storehouse will be open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 2. Come in and get your spring and summer clothing. This will be the last time I will be open in this location. The building has sold and I need to relocate by April 16. I?ve […]

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Pork N Beings (Week of March 19, 2008)
Pork N Beings (Week of March 19, 2008)

Pork N Beings (Week of March 19, 2008)

chinacabinet.jpg In an attempt at house keeping, Bud realizes he's as clumsy as a bull in a China closet  

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Guest Editorial- ‘Sunshine’ is healthy

After a long winter, it seems everyone is in the mood for some sunshine. It couldn?t be a better time to celebrate National Sunshine Week, a time for the citizens of Kansas to recommit themselves to the ideals of open government.

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