Herald chicken rescued from Hoover’s ‘chicken in every pot’
At the Henry and Catherine Evans Community Service Awards Banquet Wednesday it seemed only fitting that the most talked about story from The Herald this past week carried the headline: “City chicken apprehended.”
What do we think of jurors who know nothing of cases?
As I read the stories about the selection of jurors for the current Basilone murder trial, I couldn’t help but wonder about the judicial system.
It’s nice to be back after ‘a stroke of good fortune’
It’s nice to be back, after two months “away.”
Looking to the county to advertise my widgets
I’ve decided I’m going to sell some widgets. I’m looking for a good way to advertise. Aside from the obvious – in The Herald. Hmmm, let me think.
Until CBS is restored, cable customers owed refund
HERE ARE SOME thoughts from a guy who realizes that the Time Warner Cable battle with CBS should save us some money.
Whoa, baby! Americans give the royal treatment
Here are some thoughts from a guy who hasn’t had much sleep lately because of the excitement over the birth of a new royal baby in Great Britain.
Stand your ground law to blame for jury verdict
PENNSYLVANIA MAY be considered an archaic state when it comes to some laws, but after seeing the results of the recent George Zimmerman trial, I’m glad for it.
Leaker Edward Snowden both hero and traitor
HERO OR TRAITOR? Like many people, I have to admit I’m torn about how I feel concerning Edward Snowden.
The most fun you can have with your clothes on
Working in a newsroom, some say, is the most fun you can have with your clothes on. I don’t know if I’d go that far, but I have had an inordinate amount of fun working in The Herald’s over the years.
Founding fathers were 1st hardworking Americans
WE CELEBRATED Independence Day this week, a day when many people take for granted the sacrifices our forefathers (and foremothers) made for us so that we could enjoy the freedoms we experience today.
Motorist who ran down park swans is a coward
HERE ARE SOME thoughts from a guy – who like many others – will greatly miss the swans at Buhl Park.
Court’s ruling on polls leaves public in the dark
It was an Election Day in the mid-’90s. Word reached the newsroom that the power was out at the polls in Kennard.
With nothing better to do until the results started coming in a couple of hours, I headed out to the old Grange hall that doubled as a polling place.
Swans provided insight into the art of parenting
Our resident swans at Buhl Park make it look so easy, and so loving. I wish all children being raised in the 21st Century could get as much attention, guidance and devotion from their parents as the baby swans get from their mom and dad.
Obesity problem could help Social Security woes
THERE WAS A LOT written about Medicare and Social Security recently and how both programs will be running out of money in the next couple of decades.
Supposedly, Medicare funds will be erased by 2026, while Social Security will run out by the year 2033. Naturally, this is a concern to anyone who is at, or approaching, Social Security age.
OUR VIEW: Spying on Americans outrageous, not a shock
“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.” Pete Townshend’s cynical assessment of political change is as true now as it ever was.
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