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The tale of the greasy goose
The only way to cut down a huge tree is to keep chopping, a little at a time, especially if you can’t afford gas for your chain saw.
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When life and MySpace collide
Little Caesar’s Pizza as a junior in high school — I remember going for the interview wearing a maroon shirt and tie with a black vest. Maybe I was a little overdressed for the occasion, considering the woman who interviewed me was wearing a ratty green apron covered in flour, but to me it was important to look impressive for the momentous occasion in my young life. Since that first attempt at employment, which was successful, by the way, I ha...
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U.S. mired in racism, double standard
It’s already the 21st century yet much of the nation is still mired in ancient racism.
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Endgames
Futuristic prediction is, at best, a tricky business, particularly in the case of political punditry focused on the promised progress of civilization under American tutelage.
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Land of the free?
That’s what we are, the land of the free. Actually, we started out as the land-of-the-free, white European immigrants but we have finally gotten around to freeing everyone. It took us more than 150 years but now (at least in theory) we are all free. What confuses me is how we can be the land of the free when we have new residents of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and the dozens of other foreign nationals that we have sent to secret prisons in Eastern Eu...
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Clinton: Support grows for independent candidacy
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article stating what I thought was a good idea for Hilary to get back into the White House.
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Live to celebrate
Graduation day is a huge day for the graduates and the families of the graduates.
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Reflections of true American heroes
It is not every week you get to interview a man who sank an aircraft carrier, another who parachuted into France on D-Day, and another who listened, while a cadet at West Point in 1962, to Gen. Douglas McArthur’s famous farewell address, “Duty, Honor, Country.”
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Editors reveal pro-McCain bias
A vignette out of Washington, D.C., recently reveals one of the many problems of the press: Newspaper editors at an Associated Press luncheon gave John McCain a standing ovation.
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Primitive times
The problem with our leadership goes deeper than simple politics.
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Petition oblivion and snow in hell
I don’t have enough space to even run a checklist of all the tax increase questions that may appear on this November’s ballot, but I will relay a warning I learned from an old car salesman: Confuse your buyer, lose the sale.
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A rolling milestone gathers no moss
Sitting under the warm, early-morning sky at the University of Nevada, Reno graduation ceremony on Saturday, I got to thinking about life’s milestones.
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We have more water than we’ll ever use
The local debate concerning water and growth is on the move again. Two petitions are going to be circulated asking the voters to approve a common sense plan for “sustainable” growth. One petition is opposed to water importation and the other addresses future land annexation.
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Mother's Day everyday
Mother’s Day was Sunday, but in reality, Mother’s Day should be every day.
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The impact of high gas prices
I remember thinking not too long ago that it would be years before we would hit four dollars a gallon for gas. Well, I was wrong. We seemed to fly right through two dollars a gallon into the high threes and now into the realm of four dollars per gallon.
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Mom wins award; attorney cuts needed; diversity fantasy
Today being Mother’s Day, congratulations to my mother, Sharon Hansen, who raised eight children and now has 45 grandchildren – and still managed to fulfill her dream of being a nurse.
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Don’t bump your subhead
Since I started writing a weekly column last summer, I have always managed to stick to a single topic each week. It’s not an easy task, let me tell you.
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Bosses need ethics, not ‘J’ students
Idealistic students at the University of Nevada, Reno, have developed an ethical pledge that all journalism graduates will be asked to sign. The key part of the oath is to “uphold and apply the highest standards of integrity and ethics.”
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Ponies, pimps and politicians
The thing about politics is nothing is ever really settled. The battles of yesterday in whatever cause will be re-fought again and again as long as the original issues exist, and the price of liberty, or any other political good, is eternal vigilance.
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And the award for being me goes to ... me!
I would hope, however, that if I gave 30 years’ worth of blood, sweat and tears to an employer that the dinner in my honor would be called “The Nathan Orme Is Awesome Gala.”
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