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The time doesn’t need to change

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Martha Seagle     Staff columnist   “I spent the afternoon resetting my clocks – what a waste of time!” That’s what my dad said on Nov. 7 this year. Little did he know that he was giving me an idea for this column: Daylight Saving Time – it’s a waste of…

Health Matters: Practicing healthy eating around the holidays

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Laura Lutz : Guest Columnist The holidays are just around the corner and that means a time to celebrate with friends and family. According to the National Institute of Health, holiday eating and over eating may result in a weight gain of a pound or two every year. This can…

Term limits would clean up politics

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H. Edward Knox : Guest Columnist   I am sure many people run for elected office for the right reasons, to advance the common good for the benefit of the citizens they serve. However, it is clear that most, once they acquire power, forget their original motivations. They serve to…

Still looking for blue skies during WW2

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Editor’s Note: This is another in a series of guest columns recounting flight-training experiences during World War II. Charles Eurey     Guest columnist It seemed like it would never end.  We were still in Colorado and it seemed like the weather would never change.  The calender continued to move forward and…

Readers Forum 11-21-11

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Penn St. incident draws attention to abuse I listened with sadness to the recent news reports about children being abused over many years by Penn State University Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky. It struck me that this is not really a story about football, leadership or celebrity, but is much more…

Reader’s Forum 11-16-11

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Facts askew in media coverage of zoning Recent articles by The Lincoln Times-News and News@ Norman on a Zoning Change Request before the County Commissioners has misled readers, skewed the facts and split decisions by both the Planning Board and commissioners. Joshua Kiser submitted a zoning change request in July…

Health Matters Columnist Beth Sextion: On believing and healing

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Healthy people often credit their religious beliefs for their hardiness. But what about those whose health takes a downward turn? Does spirituality mend as well as protect? If, like the song says, you’re “looking for a reason to believe” that you can overcome a serious health setback, consider: A 1988…

City election results’ message a muddle

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There’s an old joke about a fake letter being sent out by dishonest political operatives saying voters of their party should show up on Election Day and those of the opposing party should vote on some other date. That may have come to mind for some when the newspaper advertisement…

Problems with big-time athletics

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The NCAA Board of Directors recently decided to allow a $2,000 special stipend to be given to athletes in addition to current scholarships already covering room, board, tuition, fees and books. The idea is that the universities are making large sums of money off of athletics and therefore they should…

Moving on down the line in 1943

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Editor’s Note: This is another in a series from Charles Eurey recounting flight training during World War II. Christmas 1943  was over and the new year had begun. It was time for us to leave Lemoore and the beautiful San Joaquin valley and head for colder weather in La Junta…