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Obama and Bush redux
The nation happily put Barack Obama in the White House. But you get the feeling that President Bush never left. America is still fighting two and one-half Bush wars.
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor, The plight of Daisy the Jack Russell terrier at the hands of the District Attorney Dick Gammick should come as no surprise. The history of the DA concerning domestic animals is less than stellar as demonstrated by his inaction in 2002 with respect to WC3, animal services consolidation. It was a well-known fact that the Reno animal pound was operating in violation of Nevada Revised Statute. WC3 contained the following text: “The co...
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Early detection is key in the fight against breast cancer
More than 40,000 women are expected to die of breast cancer this year. Researchers are searching tirelessly for a cure for this life altering disease but until one is developed, early detection remains the key for increasing survival rates.
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One way or another
In the name of fairness, many of us have been raised to believe there are two sides to every story. But this doesn’t add up in my world.
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Sleeping among the dead
The river’s edge on riverside drive is one of my favorite spots in Reno. On Saturday, I ran into an old friend who was busily washing the few clothes he owned in the cold rippling river water.
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Finding a time for work, play
Someone said that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Let me paint you a picture to illustrate where I’m going with this phrase.
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Eliminate the paper trail
First off, let me make a couple of things clear: I love my electronic gadgets, I love driving my car, I love my work and I love my stuff in general.
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Comic relief
To begin with, one needs to understand laughter. Laughter is an involuntary psycho-physical reaction to a variety of stimuli.
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Velma Bishop: Mom is gone
She had no idea when she signed on to manage the headquarters of a long-ago congressional campaign that she would also become house mother to both a fraternity and a sorority.
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Terrible bio-research ruling
Hostility to science is one of the most stupid of many stupid planks in the new Know-Nothing Party of teabaggers and their ilk.
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The immigration battle continues
The Immigration Chronicles continue today with more sparring from representatives of U.S. Senate candidates Sharron Angle and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
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My professional graduation day is here
I’ll consider this Thursday a commencement of sorts. My imaginary cap and gown will likely be a lunch or some brief office gathering with colleagues who truly have become friends and family. My diploma will be a few last-minute copies of the Sparks Tribune in which are printed some of my favorite stories from 2009 and 2010. But at the end of the day, my desk will be emptied of all my reporter’s swag — my coveted Associated Press stylebook, my ...
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Politics gone to the dogs
The extremes and divisiveness in politics have never been more evident than in this year’s political campaign. The socialist left hand of the Obama, Reid and Pelosi agenda effectively have cut off the right wing of ultra conservatives from the governmental body of common sense and bipartisanship. The results of this November’s election might create an even larger gap between ideologies if moderate Republicans and Democrats from both sides of t...
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Seasons change, then change back
Well, darn it. It appears that all our fun has departed the area with the last of the Harleys as the summer has turned into fall.
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Memorable times
For those of us lucky to be at the right place during the wrong times of the 1960s, life was a series of adventures.
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US judges push for gay rights
The fight for equality in this supposedly land of the free never ends.
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Calvin Coolidge and prairie dog stew
Like any good comedian, Coolidge knew how to read his audience.
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Betting all or nothing with immigration
A riverboat gambler must be hidden somewhere in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s family tree.
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Gov. Gibbons: Groin, groin, gone
Life makes it easy to be cynical.
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UNR needs to learn a new (drinking) game
It’s a familiar game that’s popular with college students and hard partiers alike: Every time a specific phrase, event or thing happens, take a shot of vodka, rum, gin or other liquor of choice. In the case of Nevada football game attendees, the game has been modified: Every time the team suits up, chug a keg — or two. This new and utterly disappointing game was demonstrated in all its glory Friday night when the University of Nevada, Reno’s W...
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