Category: Opinion

A new year spurs new observations

The dawn of a new year is a natural time to think about what has
been in 2007 and what might be in 2008. Here are a few examples that
come to mind.

I didn?t like the advertising theme that followed Christmas this
year, the ?Get what you really wanted? campaign. The idea was that the
things we received from friends and loved ones were not adequate. That
just goes to show that Madison Avenue will never figure out the true
meaning of Christmas.

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New page should add relevance

We are always looking for ways to make our content more relevant to our readers either in print or on the Web. We?re hoping we did that with our school calendar page that debuted last week.

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Letters (Week of Jan. 9, 2008)

Trojan Classic a class act in a class place   Yesterday I was talking to my husband Joe about the upcoming Trojan Classic. When he said, ?It looks like there?s a chance that we (Thomas More Prep) might be playing Hillsboro in the first round,? I asked him what kind of game he was anticipating. He said, ?Like always, a […]

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Pork N Beings (Week of Jan. 2, 2008)
Pork N Beings (Week of Jan. 2, 2008)

Pork N Beings (Week of Jan. 2, 2008)

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Top 10 stories for 2007

With the passage of another year, we pause to reflect on the events and issues we lived through during the past 12 months. As has become our tradition, we offer our list of top 10 news stories for 2007 based on both their immediate and long-term impact.

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane?it’s bizarre

?People of earth, this is Dale Suderman.? The entire world watches the breaking television news story as a Michael Jordan type sports hero?also rumored to be an alien?announces he will leave the sports world to seek the planet of his birth.

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Miles to go and resolutions to keep

Marie Edgeworth said, ?The man who will not execute his resolutions when they are fresh upon him can have no hope from them afterward; they will be dissipated, lost and perish in the hurry and scurry of the world, or sunk in the slough of indolence.?

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Hearing is not always knowing

After 40-plus years of marriage, one would think a guy would have a clue about what the woman in the house means when she talks. I might fall in the category of having not much of a clue.

I no longer get direct instructions, but rather clues about what I?m supposed to be doing.

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Holidays rekindle trivia, memories

Another year has flown by and it?s the holiday season again. I consider
myself very fortunate to have many reasons to be happy, and I wish the
same for you in the coming year.

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Job well done

Transitions are inevitable and usually for the better. But that doesn?t mean we can?t feel sad about them when they signal the conclusion of something that has been very good. That?s how we see the upcoming retirement of Tabor College President Larry Nikkel.

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