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For almost 28 years now I have prayed that Jamie Leigh Huckaby would grow up to be intelligent, well-rounded and happy. Those prayers have been answered many times over.
On the day I visit the Anne Frank House, which is actually the family’s hiding place atop Anne’s father’s business, the wait to get in is as long as three hours. Such is the attraction of this historic site, 53 years after it was opened to the public.
It matters little who dislikes me along my solitary walk with defeat in opposition to waste and abuse. No one will love any of us when the money’s gone.
OPINION: Some modern practices as unthinkable as those in past
Some things are unnecessary. Caging beautiful creatures. Displaying them for spectacle. It’s good that these are being rethought.
As the Board of Commissioners lurched to an 11:30 p.m. adjournment Tuesday, most of the audience had left. Those remaining had sat incredulous during an over two-hour executive session in the middle of the agenda.
My spouse and I were watching “60 Minutes” on a recent Sunday evening. It was sad to hear of the problems faced by migrants fleeing Africa and placing themselves at the mercy of smugglers in order to reach Europe by small overcrowded boats.
I was having a chat with a Porterdale police officer Sunday evening — no, I hadn’t been pulled over — and was showing her where all the businesses had been “back in the day.”
We learned recently that Tom Garrett would be resigning as county manager after a short eight months on the job in Newton County.
OPINION: Prime Minister 'Question Time' refreshing
On Thursday, the three main candidates for prime minister — David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg — one by one appeared before an audience of voters at the Leeds Town Hall where for a half-hour voters asked them informed, pointed and detailed questions. The host, the BBC’s David Dimbleby, called for questions and occasionally followed up, but mostly voters drove the program
Our computers are great tools – don’t you agree? They allow us to skip over great distances and communicate with one another. But, criminals have taken over many innocent people’s computers. If not criminals, then those who would use the internet for personal gain.
Perhaps you’ve noticed that I avoid referring to leftists as “liberals,” a term that suggests open-mindedness and generosity. Not to be unkind, but those are not qualities I normally associate with the left, unless you count being generous with other people’s money.
There are toys all over my living room floor — in the corners, under the desk and right smack dab in the middle of the floor, on a direct path between me and the remote control. We are talking about large, elaborate, die cut compilations of plastic in bright primary colors.
I heard about it first on Facebook, speaking now of the horrifically tragic accident that occurred on Interstate 16 between Statesboro and Savannah Wednesday morning.
Even if the story is old and somewhat familiar, I enjoy retelling it if it contains poetic justice. A French reporter named Henry Samuel Paris told this one about a jewel thief named Pierre. I suppose you could say that Pierre was a bad guy, but at least he had compassion, something not always displayed by thieves.
What is the world coming to? I can’t imagine how things can get much stranger or people more ornery.
I love to travel. I love getting home even more.
I am happy to report that we had a safe visit to Ephesus and Istanbul and are, or will be, by the time you read this, safely on American shores.
Everyone knows police have a dangerous job and are often verbally and physically abused not only by politicians and criminals but by some members of the community. Unfortunately, in the heat of battle, some officers make mistakes in judgment and this reflects adversely upon police everywhere.
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