Category: Opinion

Lucky piranha head is losing power

My lucky piranha head is wearing out. I don?t claim to be superstitious, but I have reason to believe that the piranha head that is hanging from the rearview mirror in my car is beginning to lose its charm.

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Letters (Week of Nov. 21, 2007)

Foreign guests say thank you, Hillsboro We have had an extraordinary experience during our stay in the Hillsboro area. We thank Hillsboro for having us and making our stay as cozy as possible. We have so many people to thank, including our employer Mike Meisinger and his lovely family, Shane and Morgan Marler, Atanacio Nieto, Johnny Liles, our driving teacher […]

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Protecting kids

Offering a safe, healthy, nurturing environment for children and families is one of the biggest attractions of small-town living. In fact, it may be the greatest asset rural communities possess for pursuing a viable future. However, defining what constitutes a safe environment is as subjective as defining what constitutes fine art: ?I know it when I see it.?

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Pork N Beings (Week of Nov. 14, 2007)
Pork N Beings (Week of Nov. 14, 2007)

Pork N Beings (Week of Nov. 14, 2007)

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If you fear it, there’s a word for it

If you have some time to kill and want to kill it in the most unproductive way possible, take a trip to www.phobialist.com. There you will find a huge assortment of things to be afraid of.

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Good stress is “warm chocolate melt”

?On vacations: We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings.?

?Erma Bombeck

Ahhh, vacation: sweet moments of suspended reality worthy of pinched pennies and dreams.

Psychology types say there are two kinds of stress: good stress and bad stress.

Good stressors might be work, kids, holidays and family vacations. Bad stressors may be things like work, kids, holidays and family vacations.

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Boomers looking to retire soon?

Beginning Jan. 1, 10,000 baby boomers per day will become eligible for retirement.

How many actually pull the trigger at age 62 remains to be seen. The biggest roadblock I see is health insurance.

f you have been self-employed or are responsible for your own health insurance premiums, a good portion of your monthly income would be taken for the next three years until Medicare eligibility kicks in.

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Let’s punish those spam senders and make them eat their words

I hate spam. Fortunately I don?t get very much of it at home. I have a Mac and my e-mail program is set up to be pretty strict about what it lets through. And that?s after my e-mail provider gets through filtering it as well.

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Letters (Week of Nov. 14, 2007)

Why did flag error occur on Vets Day?   Hillsboro High School flew the American flag upside down Monday morning, Veterans Day, until a veteran walked in off the street at 9:30 a.m. to complain. It is disrespectful to fly the flag upside down??an act straight out of the ?60s and its anti-war protests. The school?s excuse was that a […]

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Pork N Beings (Week of Nov. 7, 2007)
Pork N Beings (Week of Nov. 7, 2007)

Pork N Beings (Week of Nov. 7, 2007)

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