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3 years past, Joplin strong shines on

May 22, 2014
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Anniversaries should be joyous celebrations of weddings, births, graduations, personal achievements.  They are not supposed to be catalysts invoking the worst of the worst in a human life.  Yet “supposed to be” or not, the latter exists and it is today that marks 3 years since that very worst literally ripped us open to our…

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Local, State or Federal, Transparency the key for ALL government

February 13, 2014
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Local, State or Federal, Transparency the key for ALL government

Kenneth Starr, Patrick Fitzgerald, Tom Loraine, two nationally known, one not so much, but all heads of outside investigations into public figures. And all three strayed far off the path of their original charge, all three sullied reputations with insinuation and “he said/she said”, and all three in the end amounted to nothing more than…

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Obama’s Joplin graduation speech brings out the rabid right

May 25, 2012
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Obama’s Joplin graduation speech brings out the rabid right

Obama’s Joplin graduation speech Monday evening showed that while there’s the political “right”  there’s also a very active “rabid” political right. Corner readers know that I am no fan of this President and will do all within my power between now and November 6th to ensure America does not fall to a second term of…

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Obama’s Joplin Graduation Speech: Controversy should be no surprise

March 11, 2012
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Obama’s Joplin Graduation Speech:  Controversy should be no surprise

(PUBLISHER’S NOTE:  The following  first appeared in the print and online versions of the  Joplin Globe in the Sunday, March 11, 2012 Forum section.  It is re-printed here for Corner readers.) Surprised at the push back to President Barack Obama giving the Joplin High School commencement speech this year? Don’t be. Expecting that injecting the…

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Joplin shines strong, proud in Extreme Makeover episode

January 14, 2012
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TIME: Forever moving forward, forever rushing past,……..stop it never will, stand still it surely won’t,……but it should not be regretted, should burden not our hearts…. for with every second passed a little more is healed, our hearts refill with hope and our souls at last, find rest……… Last night Joplin was again in the national…

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Joplin, a truly American town

July 4, 2011
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Joplin, a truly American town

I am a transplant to Joplin. Arriving in September of ’06 I’m not even five years into this city that goes back for over a century. Skeptical at first, as is customary with each move, I soon saw that skepticism replaced by a genuine thankfulness and appreciation for the powers that brought me here. Those…

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