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The Buck Stops Here

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:08 pm

When Stan Musial died last year, a large part of my youth went with him. When comedian and actor Robin Williams committed suicide last week, it just about took all the rest. Williams was my generation’s Bob Hope, revered for his talent and honesty. I identified with him because we graduated from high school in the same year and had similar outlooks on life and world affairs. Simply put, Robin

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    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm

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    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 3:43 pm

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    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    With the flood and the unexpected death of Louisiana Police Chief Rich Hughes last week, City Administrator Bob Jenne was spot on when he said it’s been a rough July already for the city. The flood is being dealt with, thanks to some hard work in Louisiana and Clarksville, and both towns will recover. But it will be awhile before area citizens psychologically get over Hughes’ sudden death. It’s hard

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    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Sometimes when you’re in peril, an angel comes flying in at the most opportune moment. That’s what happened to me last week when I met Robert Fry, of Bowling Green. I had just dropped my son off at work in Bowling Green and stopped at a convenience store. When I came out, my car wouldn’t start. As anyone who knows me well will attest, I might be able to turn

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