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David Epps's picture

Several days ago, a 15-year-old young lady said that she hadn’t decided what to give up for Advent. After a brief discussion, we clarified the fact that she had confused Advent with Lent. However she wasn’t exactly wrong. Read More»

What we can learn from Maxwell-McCarty tiff

Claude Paquin's picture

Anyone who has ever taken a course on how to use a computer program of one kind or another knows how, during the presentation, unexpected problems can pop up. That might upset a lot of people, but I once had an instructor who viewed every glitch as a ULO, an “unscheduled learning opportunity.” We all ended up learning something we didn’t intend to, and nobody got upset. Read More»

Justice is done in Connecticut

Dr. John A. Sparks's picture

Dr. William Petit stood on the steps of the New Haven Superior Court House in early November. A jury had just recommended the death penalty for one of the men who had assaulted and murdered his wife and daughters.

Though it was not his intent, he made such a compelling case for capital punishment that his remarks may well be regarded as having significantly stopped any momentum that the anti-capital punishment advocates have achieved in the last 45 years. Read More»

Duped again on North Korea . . .

Dr. Paul Kengor's picture

North Korea is not an easy issue. I’ve dealt with it since the early 1990s, beginning at the Center for Strategic & International Studies. I had few answers then, and I still have few today.

It also is not a partisan issue. For over 60 years, Democrat and Republican presidents alike have suffered the daunting challenges posed by this belligerent dictatorship. Some responded weakly, some hawkishly, with neither party characterized by a single response. Read More»

A long line of know-it-alls

Ronda Rich's picture

I come from a long line of know-it-alls. Honestly, on both sides of my family, we can pretty much tell you anything you need to know for we know it all. Or so we believe.

Mama was Queen Know-It-All when she was alive. She was so good that you could count on her for any kind of medical or legal advice you needed – her doctoring book was always nearby – and if you were adventurous enough, she’d be happy to tell you how the IRS felt about this or that. Read More»

Whatever your politics, you will be moved by Infantry Museum

Loran Smith's picture

FT. BENNING – No matter the advances in equipment and tactics in a high-tech military world, in the end the ground troops, the foot soldiers, must close the deal.

Here on a wooded, 200-acre plot, a $100 million museum has been erected in tribute to the infantrymen of the Untied States Army. You could make a case that it is the greatest military show on earth and reminds you that the Army will always have a defining role in war. Read More»

Ask Father Paul 12/01/10

Father Paul Massey's picture

Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Dear Father Paul: I am confused about all of the controversy in the church over gay clergy. Did not Jesus teach love, acceptance and inclusiveness? Read More»

Alien and American Internment

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

Editor’s note: This is the first of two columns. The second column will run next week.

Every now and then a reader shares with me something they think I’d like to use for a column. I thank them kindly, but rarely write it.

This one wouldn’t leave me alone. It stayed on my mind several weeks, growing downright pesky. What tipped me was that I called or emailed several contacts, and they had never heard of anything like it. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Nov. 29, 2010

Betsy Tyler's picture

Council workshop tonight (right before the Youth Council/PD Trivia Challenge!), meeting Thursday; reminder that, in Peachtree City, golf carts abound, but not allowed everywhere; toy drives, Jingle Bell Trail, soccer tournament, and Hometown Holiday this weekend. Read More»

Thank you

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Last Friday our local hospital had one of the busiest days ever. Teams of skilled surgeons performed 68 operations that ranged from minor to life-saving. I know this because I spent all day waiting on my best friend. As events unfolded over the next 24 hours, she was to be on the receiving end of one of those life-saving operations. Read More»

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