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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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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:25 am

    There’s not enough in my brain this week for a single-themed column and too much to wait for subsequent editions, so it’s time for some three-dot journalism. ••• It won’t be easy to replace Louisiana R-II School District Superintendent Rich Basden, who announced his retirement last week. Rich and I both started working in Louisiana in the late summer of 2010 and have always had a professional friendship because of

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Missouri is the only state in the union with  unlimited campaign donations, no lobbyist gift limits and no rules against state legislators becoming lobbyists as soon as they leave office. So I was encouraged when new state Senator Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) said she was going to introduce legislation to address those items. I opined that as a Democrat in a Republican-controlled state senate, she probably wouldn’t get anywhere with

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Several things jumping around in my head this week, so it’s time for some three-dot journalism. ••• What in God’s name is going on in my old hometown? It seems like I read about a murder or at least a shooting per day in the St. Louis area and I have to wonder about how safe it is there anymore. Normally, the violence occurs in the city proper, but it

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