France’s gift to America

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Column by Ron Scarbro Back in the 1700s when America was young and fighting for her independence from England, France came to our rescue. They sent troops, arms and money. Their assistance was invaluable. They later gifted us with the Statue of Liberty, a gift that still shines off our shore welcoming visitors as well as new citizens. During World

I like Facebook; I dislike Facebook

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People often ask me what I think of Facebook. “Not much” is my answer. Well, actually, I should say, “I like it and I dislike it.” I like Facebook because it’s fun to keep up with old friends or acquaintances whom I’ve lost to those twin tyrants – time and distance. In just the past couple of years, it was

Intro to 2012 has been full of loss UB: 5/25

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Don Cornelius. Whitney Houston. Dick Clark. Donna Summer. All passed away this year. All were stars in their own right. It seems lately, each time one turns on the television or reads the newspaper, he or she learns of another celebrity who has passed away. I don’t know if it’s just me, but it seems like this has become the

No-helmet insurance/deserves consideration

Dennis DalmanEditorial, Sartell – St. Stephen, St. Joseph0 Comments

When personal choices impinge adversely on the public’s welfare, when does society have the right to pass a law to prevent that? Of course, that’s an age-old question that even the ancient Greeks used to ponder a lot. But it’s a question well worth pondering again when it comes to motorcyclists who choose not to wear helmets. One of our

Goodbye, neighbors from Hell

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Column by Candi Valasity Everyone at some point has had a neighbor they can’t tolerate. They seem to be numerous and unavoidable, but if being a neighbor from Hell were an Olympic event, mine would have a wall of gold, silver and bronze medals. At one apartment I lived in I couldn’t have anything on the wall because the bass

Take time to notice kids’ goodness

Dennis DalmanColumn, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

That song, “Kids,” from the musical comedy “Bye Bye Birdie” keeps popping up in my mind. “Kids, I don’t know what’s wrong with these kids today. Kids, who can understand anything they say? Kids, they are disobedient, disrespectful oafs. Noisy, crazy, sloppy, lazy loafers . . . That song is wrong. It says more about jaded adults than it does

Celebration of icon comes a little too late

TaLeiza CallowayColumn, St. Joseph0 Comments

King of Pop. The greatest entertainer who ever lived. Inventor of the Moonwalk. These are just three of the many titles given to the late Michael Jackson. He was an amazing singer, performer and one of the most giving philanthropists this world has seen. His death was a loss not only for the music industry but the world. Before I