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    Kendall Lions meet

    The Kendall Lions held their meeting on Nov. 15 at Hidden Inn in Kendall.

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    Royall Intermediate hosts concert

    Royall Intermediate School gave its winter concert Monday evening. Here, Landin Frye and Tim Roggenbauer perform a Mozart melody with the fifth-grade band.

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  • State-park management could limit access to the have nots

    December 8th, 2016
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    O ne would hardly expect that Tennessee, not usually thought of as a progressive state like Wisconsin, would adopt a policy of no-admission fee to its state parks.

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    Elections prove nothing stays the same

    November 17th, 2016
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    I awoke on Nov. 7, 1968, to the news that Richard Nixon had won the presidency. I don’t know why, but I distinctly recall saying to no one in particular that it was an epic disaster and that a country with this evil man at the helm would come to no good.

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    ProPublica reveals mechanisms behind Facebook

    November 3rd, 2016
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    Ah, in just a few more days, the most obnoxious American presidential campaign in history will grind to its merciful end.

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    Presidential campaign has brought new intensity of hatred for media

    October 26th, 2016
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    Imagine, if you will, that your daily job entailed being penned up with a crowd of fellow employees in the midst of a huge stadium filled with angry people.
    You attempt to do the task you are sent to perform, but the speaker has inflamed the crowd, telling them you are the reason for their great unhappiness.

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    Remembering the 1960s: The nation has coped with turmoil before

    October 19th, 2016
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    Hello, yes, this is still planet earth, it is 2016, and in three short weeks, one of the most bizarre election campaigns any of us can recall will grind mercifully to an end.

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  • Two rants on transparency, disclosure

    October 13th, 2016
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    I have two rants for this week. Oh, c’mon, you can take a few minutes and listen to my bellyaching.

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    Oct. 2–8 is National Newspaper Week

    October 6th, 2016
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    It’s barely a footnote in history now, but at the time it was big news. That is, it would have been big news had not the delivery union of New York’s newspapers gone on strike.

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    Would you want Donald Trump to live next door?

    September 28th, 2016
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    It was many a year ago, but it remains burned in my memory. I was attempting to sell an ad to a local businessman, who casually turned me down, saying he would give his advertising dollar to my competitor.

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    Celebrate Banned Books Week!

    September 21st, 2016
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    Better than Arbor Day or Valentine’s Day or even National Newspaper Week, it’s Banned Books Week (Sept. 25 to Oct. 1).

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    In contrast with today, public used to know little about presidents’ health issues

    September 15th, 2016
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    Pop quiz: Name one difference between Hillary Clinton and Franklin Roosevelt.

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