A list too long

May 27, 2018
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The unit designation on the cross is 407 BOMB SQ 92 BOMB GR. The home state and date of death reads, Missouri, July 28, 1943. The name is one Jerre M. Algeo. Regular readers of this column will recall Jerre as the Golden City man who in the summer of 1942 received his draft...

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Of cousins, croquet and a most jubilant journey

May 20, 2018
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Of cousins, croquet and a most jubilant journey

It was the day before the service and mom was trying to find the address of the local cemetery for our cousin from Lawrence to punch into the navigation system. They were leaving in the morning and time would be tight. But try as she might, we finally had to admit that Google does...

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A free press yes. Preening peacocks? NO

May 13, 2018
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Coming home from work this past Thursday I decided to check out one of the “enemies of the people” as President Trump so often labels them, and turned the radio to CNN. Call me crazy, but I keep hoping they’ll return to their years ago past and that James Earl Jones “most trusted name...

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The war that never ends

May 6, 2018
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On this date 73 years ago today a plane landed in Reims France carrying one General Alfred Jodl. His mission: to plead one last time that German forces be allowed to surrender to Western Allied forces rather than remain in place and leave untold numbers of troops at the mercy of Joseph Stalin’s Red...

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Fresno State’s Castro lets Jarrar slither free

April 29, 2018
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Well, well, well, the verdict is in. And sadly it’s the exact verdict I predicted last week. No, I’m not bemoaning that a Pennsylvania jury found Bill Cosby, once known as “America’s Dad”, guilty on three counts of sexual assault. Yes, the story is sad. Sad for all his victims. Sad that justice took...

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A lesson in class

April 22, 2018
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When former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away this past Tuesday she left Rosalyn Carter as the last surviving member of a generation of First Ladies that bridged the gap between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boomers. Born in the mid1920’s their childhood was an America caught in the grips of the Great...

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