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The Buck Stops Here

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 3:48 pm

You know you live in a wonderful place when you lose your wallet and checkbook and then get it back unaltered. That’s what happened to me last week when I put those two items on top of my car while at Louisiana High School. I mindlessly drove off and someone found my items somewhere and promptly turned them over to the Louisiana Police Department. The last time I lost my

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Most newspapers use Associated Press (AP) style for continuity through the publication and the industry. Readers like familiarity, and it can get confusing when something is spelled, written or abbreviated in various forms in one article. That’ why you will consistently read in a newspaper that a basketball player in 6 feet, 6 inches tall, instead of six feet, six inches or 6’6.” It’s AP style. That is also why

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Keeping up with spring sports has my brain scrambled and unable to stay on point with a single subject. It’s time for some three-dot journalism. ••• I was proud to hear from my cousin that my uncle, Bob Moller, will be going on the Honor Flight for veterans of World War II at the end of the month. Uncle Bob served on a baby aircraft carrier during World War II

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    It was interesting to interview the three new Louisiana City Council members last week. Their direction is positive at a time when the city really needs it. They realize that infighting and constant bickering leads to  chaos and indecision, two afflictions of city politics for far too many years. Brice Chandler and Chris Koetters bring needed youth and vigor to the board and Nancy Evans brings added maturity. Several years

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Plenty of stuff rolling around in the brain. Time for some three-dot journalism. ••• I certainly hope you are planning to vote in the April 7 election. If you can’t because you are not registered, I strongly suggest you do so for the next election. Voting has become more important in recent years with the fracture we have in government and political beliefs. So to say that your vote doesn’t

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    I learned a long time ago that gambling on sports is like trying to predict a jury’s verdict. Just about the time you think everything is crystal clear and the outcome is inevitable, something happens to completely baffle the senses and makes your prediction all wrong. Lawyers will tell you that you never really know what a jury is thinking until they render their decision. In sports gambling, upsets mean

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    My job can be tedious, stressful and daunting at times, but covering high school sports brings me a lot of relief and joy. The basketball seasons can be very long and some of those trips in the snow to away games are not on my favorite memories list. But to get paid to watch a ballgame is not a bad deal at all, although it’s harder to do than most

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