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The Buck Stops Here

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm

It’s always great to report positive things about the community. In this line of work, there’s plenty of negative. There are those who think the Press-Journal gravitates to the negative on purpose to sell newspapers, which is absolute poppycock. We report what comes down the pike, pun intended, whether it be good, bad, ugly or indifferent. Fortunately, the good news has been flowing in recent weeks and again, it’s great

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    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:31 am

    There are several things piquing my interest this week, so it’s time for some three-dot journalism. ••• Is there anything I can possibly do through the Louisiana Press-Journal to add to Ebola virus mania? From the sounds of the TV pundits, we’re all going to die next week and by God, somebody’s going to pay. It’s understandable when TV overloads coverage of a major event, like the bombing at the

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    You know you’re getting old when five people at your high school reunion say: “Who are you? I forgot my glasses and I can’t read your name tag.” Pause. “Oh hi, Dave. You haven’t changed a bit.” With that I just took off my name tag at the recent Kirkwood High Class of 1969’s 45th reunion, and let them start guessing. Several women who guessed correctly said, “You look the

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 11:02 am

    It will be interesting to see how Louisiana Mayor Bart Niedner and the city council handle the replacement of councilman Tim Carter. Carter’s replacement will be appointed by Niedner and the council has to approve his choice. In the four short years I’ve been here, there have been 20 different council members on an eight-person board, according to my count. Some of them have served twice during the last four

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I walked into a waiting room last week and saw a guy about my age with a ball cap on that immediately caught my eye. Emblazoned across the front of the cap it said “Proud Vietnam Veteran.” That kind of a cap didn’t exist 30 years ago, when Vietnam veterans were still not admitting their service because all they got for it was grief. I’m not a veteran but family

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Call me an isolationist if you will but I’ve about had it with these wars we keep waging and I see parallels to Vietnam all over the place. Young men and women with the courage to enlist have been subjected to numerous deployments the past 13 years and I’m wondering just how fair that is. Sure, they knew what they were getting into, but do you think anyone thought they

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  • The Buck Stops Here

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Several disparate thoughts are rolling around the noggin this week, so it’s time for some three-dot journalism. ••• In the last year, I’ve seen and heard enough for a lifetime about one of the worst books I’ve ever read, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Hailed by many as the greatest American novel ever written, Gatsby is an over-written bore to me and always will be. I recently heard

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