Category: Opinion

Letters (Week of May 14, 2008)

Jail project needs some middle ground   The cost estimates for the Marion County jail project were reported at last week?s Marion County Commission meeting. The two options presented seem to be the two extreme possibilities with no middle ground proposals. Why not a new 20- to 24-bed facility that would cover the 25-year county prisoner census projection given by […]

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The third time was the best time
The third time was the best time

The third time was the best time

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An exhaltant Bob Woelk crosses the finish line at the Memorial Marathon in Oklahoma City.

I finished my third marathon a couple of weeks ago, and it turned out to be one of my best days to date?and, I?m not just speaking athletically.

I was hoping to finish the 26.2 miles in under four hours and 16 minutes. And, to be honest, I had my doubts. I had been hampered by a sore knee for the final two weeks leading up to the Okla?homa City event. Though I had trained consistently, I hadn?t done any extra work in preparation.

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Be anything you want?on the web

?It seems there is something about anonymity which brings out the worst in us. If you doubt that, come with me into the often-weird world of Internet chat rooms and message boards.?

?Pat Sajak

The collective message of this graduation season will be something like ??and just remember that you can be anything you want to be.? And it?s not just true for the graduates. You too can be anything, or anyone, you want to be?on the Internet.

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Hey, how did high school end without my permission?

The thought suddenly occurred to me sometime last week that this was it; my high school career was coming to an abrupt close without my permission and there was nothing I could do about it.

I?ve been living this year as if it wasn?t actually going to be the end of anything. Yes, I?ve been counting down the days until summer vacation, but then in another three months I would be walking right back through the doors of Hillsboro High School. A fifth-year senior.

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President’s night was impressive

I haven?t been to many college president inaugurations in my time?in fact, I don?t recall attending any until this past Friday night.

The inauguration of Tabor College?s 13th president, Jules Glanzer, was a most impressive evening and it didn?t seem at all like it took an hour and 40 minutes.

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Pork N Beings (Week of May 7, 2008)
Pork N Beings (Week of May 7, 2008)

Pork N Beings (Week of May 7, 2008)

hh_20080505071047.jpg He say he happy to find headhunters 'cause he need new job

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Editorial- Parlor game politics

The latest expression of political smoke and mirrors seeped into the national crevice last week with the claim by presidential candidates John McCain and Hillary Clinton that what U.S. consumers need to ease their economic pain is a vacation from the federal gasoline tax over the summer months. This bold initiative, as it turns out, would save the average consumer […]

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Letters (Week of May 7, 2008)

Fight high fuel prices, drive 55 mph   So, another week of record-breaking gas prices, and with summer looming, it can only get worse. We?ve been here before, right? But this time, it really hurts. And it hurts everybody, including low-income people, commuters, truckers and farmers. Do you want to know how to stick it to the oil companies and […]

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Pets are the gift that keep on taking

If you were thinking about buying stock in any large companies, I would strongly suggest getting a few shares of Petco. My reasoning is that I now own a mouse.

For those of you who don?t know, Petco is a large, franchised pet store that specializes in selling small animals that serve no real purpose in the (cue ?Lion King? music) Great Circle of Life other than pooping and dying.

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Deadline approaches for reunion

The deadline for making a reservation for the Hills?boro High School All School Reunion Banquet on Saturday night, May 24, is just around the bend. May 16 to be exact.

The Alumni Association committee is pleased with the re?sponse it has been getting from all over the country.

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