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Worth more: One man or an entire city?

A population of 100,000 is substantial. Five states don’t even have one metropolis that large. Some cities that size, like Fargo, North Dakota, are their state’s biggest. Others, like Lansing, Michigan, are state capitals.About 100,000 people live in Rochester, Minnesota, home of the Mayo Clinic. The same goes for Burbank, California and Springfield, Ohio.Most of America’s cities of 100,000 now share one uncomfortable reality.

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KAL 007 and MH17 …a presidential response

This generation has its KAL 007. The stunning downing of Malaysian flight 17 is strikingly similar to the shock of September 1, 1983, when the Russians downed a Korean passenger airliner, flight 007, which had left New York City for Seoul via Alaska. In both cases, the Russian government vehemently denied any involvement, disparaging anyone who dared to accuse it of prior knowledge.

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A weak case for ‘coincidence’

“Coincidence,” may indeed be, as Albert Einstein put it, “God’s way of remaining anonymous.”But it cannot explain why the overwhelming majority of business-friendly states also offer right-to-work protections for their citizens.It’s not a coincidence that Kentucky remains without such a policy.Labor bosses take full advantage of the fact that most Kentuckians probably don’t even realize that individual workers at compa...

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A weak case for ‘coincidence’

“Coincidence,” may indeed be, as Albert Einstein put it, “God’s way of remaining anonymous.”But it cannot explain why the overwhelming majority of business-friendly states also offer right-to-work protections for their citizens.It’s not a coincidence that Kentucky remains without such a policy.Labor bosses take full advantage of the fact that most Kentuckians probably don’t even realize that individual workers at compa...

1 days 12 hours ago | | | Email

KAL 007 and MH17 … A Presidential Response

This generation has its KAL 007. The stunning downing of Malaysian flight 17 is strikingly similar to the shock of September 1, 1983, when the Russians downed a Korean passenger airliner, flight 007, which had left New York City for Seoul via Alaska. In both cases, the Russian government vehemently denied any involvement, disparaging anyone who dared to accuse it of prior knowledge.

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Worth more: One man or an entire city?

A population of 100,000 is substantial. Five states don’t even have one metropolis that large. Some cities that size, like Fargo, North Dakota, are their state’s biggest. Others, like Lansing, Michigan, are state capitals.About 100,000 people live in Rochester, Minnesota, home of the Mayo Clinic. The same goes for Burbank, California and Springfield, Ohio.Most of America’s cities of 100,000 now share one uncomfortable reality.

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Lake Malone

Have you ever had COMPANY? I am sure you have. I don’t care who it is, you can’t wait until they get here and after they leave you just sit back in your easy chair and say…..man what fun we had. But the Hubby said it even better….it’s so good to be just me and you again!

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Adairville

The Gospeltones Reunion concert on the square was a huge success. Their voices and harmony is still so pure and the message they sing about is as well. A Big Thank You to each and every one of that group for coming and sharing your gift with us. So many have called and asked that we do this again in the fall. We will have to check with them and see. I know I enjoyed it immensely.I was so glad to see David Perry at the concert. He got very tired before it was over and went home. He ...

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Shortchanging our national treasures

Fabulous vacations don’t come cheap. Hotels often run at least $100 a night, if not higher. Add in airfare, a rental car, and restaurant meals, and a family vacation becomes a privilege for those with the cash to afford them.What’s a more affordable option? Heading to a national park, state park, or national forest.America’s greatest vacation destinations are also our most egalitarian. You still need to get the time off work and transportation, but if y...

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Privacy battles: as old as the Old Testament

Last month marked the beginning of a new campaign for Internet privacy with the unveiling of the “Reset the Net” campaign. Academics, tech companies, and civil rights organizations from around the globe, including Google, Mozilla, WordPress, Tumblr, and the Committee to Protect Journalists, are urging individuals to act now to reclaim their technology privacy. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden released a statement to correspond with the beginning of the campaign.Modern privacy conc...

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Logan County

Howdy good neighbors! I am so glad the Bethel Dipper Restaurant is back open following an automobile running through a wall of the establishment. It was closed over a week while repairs were made. Today I had one of the Dipper’s great milk shakes. When I went to pay a $5 bill fell out of one my pants’ pockets. I did not realize this till I had already got in my pickup truck and a young man walked up to me with the $5. His name was John Hendricks. I know his parents are proud of ra...

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Auburn

Hooray! I finally got that pesky fly. He’s been driving me bonkers for the past two days. This house is big enough for both of us. Don’t why he felt it necessary to follow me from room to room. I have smacked myself so many times I just know I have a concussion. But as I sat down to write, I felt him on top of my head, so I swatted myself with the tablet and sent Mr. Fly to his reward.

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A story of love

Dear Editor:I have been reading Geoffrey Butcher’s (Trinity Episcopal here in Russellville) book of devotionals entitled, “Without the Miracle There Is Nothing.” In one of the devotionals Geoffrey talks about the 10 Commandments. Geoffrey and I think alike on a number of issues;1. The 10 Commandments have been an integral part of Jewish and Christian tradition.2. The debate over whether they can be posted in court houses in light of the separ...

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Spa

Hello, hope you had a good week.Garrison Rosser attended basketball camp a couple of weeks ago, I think it was at Georgetown. Hope I haven’t moved the camp. Anyway, he is quite a good player, so keep it up Garrison, we are proud of you.James Fuller saw 2 of his doctors in Bowling Green Monday and was given some options. Wish he could get to feeling lots better. He has a good spirit about him and he doesn’t let it get him down. Then Tuesday, Sue (his wife) had...

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Unemployed Americans need action

Today, millions of Americans remain unemployed. But even for those lucky enough to have a job, things have never seemed tougher. Outdated policies diminish opportunities in the workplace, leaving many torn between the demands of work and family. And between car payments, a mortgage, out-of-control tuition, and the rising energy and medical costs many face, there’s often little left for anything else.

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