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Darrell Huckaby: Advice for a long and happy life together

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.

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THOMAS: The enduring legacy of Anne Frank

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.

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Jeff Meadors: Fiscal conservatism can be a lonely endeavor

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.

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LETTER: There are better ways to fix the dumping problem

A recent edition of the Citizen contained an article about Post 1 Commissioner Oz Nesbitt continuing to push the issue of countywide garbage collection, and not listening to the folks!

DARRELL HUCKABY: Welcome to the world, Henley Walker Fairchild

This is the first letter you will have ever received from your Papa Huck, but it won’t be the last.

THOMAS: People, not politicians improve world economies

After years of debt (90.6 percent of GDP in 2013) and deficit spending, Britain’s ruling Conservative Party is crowing about the latest economic figures that show the country has outpaced the developed world in its economic recovery. Reuters reports that the International Monetary Fund recently upgraded Britain’s projected economic growth this year to 3.2 percent, leading “the world’s big rich economies.”

DARRELL HUCKABY: Some things are worth waiting for

Twenty-nine years ago, as autumn approached, my lovely wife, Lisa, was great with child.

JEFF MEADORS: Quality advising gets students on the right track

What’s so great about dual enrollment students? A lot.

ROB JENKINS: How to ruin your marriage without even trying

Having a good marriage is a lot of hard work. But having a bad marriage is easy.

ROBINSON: Give John Kerry a break on Gaza

As far as U.S. interests are concerned, it is obvious that our policy should be to fight Islamist terrorist groups such as the Islamic State. But we should not lose sight of the fact that radical Islam, as a regionwide phenomenon, is an ideological force that cannot be bombed out of existence.

Mandatory residential trash pickup too costly

I am opposed to a mandatory residential trash pickup which would cost $150 to $250 a year for something that costs me less than $20 a year.

JACK SIMPSON: Coal mining a tough way to make a living

It was in the l940s when I was about to graduate from high school. I was wondering what I would do to earn a living. Since my uncles were coal miners, they tried to interest me in digging coal for a paycheck.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Time for teachers to play the 'name game'

It’s almost time for school to start back and teachers everywhere will be scrambling to learn a new set of names.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Simple act of kindness outshines baseball greats

What an incredible weekend it was. To begin with, any time you can visit the Big Apple with 55 of your closest friends, you are having a good day.

COMMENTARY: Time to plan for the common good

A number of years ago, in a land not so far away, a group of political and civic leaders met to establish order in the midst of great political and economic turmoil.

LETTER: Time to call off 2050 Plan

You will not be seeing me at any of the remaining 2050 Plan meetings. The reason is because I had a 30-minute session with Commission Chair Keith Ellis and learned that he and some other commissioners have realized the program — as proposed — is just not going to work for us.

THOMAS: Is Lois Lowry’s ‘The Giver’ a portent of what might be?

“The Giver” is based on the best-selling novel by Lois Lowry, which won the 1994 Newbery Medal. The film has an A-list cast, comprised of Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.

KRAUTHAMMER: The vacant presidency

The president’s demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached. When he does interrupt his endless rounds of golf, fundraising and photo ops, it’s for some affectless, mechanical, almost forced public statement.