Struck Strikes Out: You only go around once
(Sports Column ~ 12/12/07)
As I flit around to the various high school gymnasiums this winter season, I've been asking a rhetorical question to coaches and parents I know and visit with - Is participation in the various prep sports declining? We've all heard the past few years that many high school kids are disdaining participation in athletics because they think they can't compete with other team members, or they want to focus on part-time jobs, vehicles, girlfriends or boyfriends, funky clothes, jewelry, CDs, DVDs, academics, college plans, family situations, careers, drugs and alcohol, etc.. ...
(Wedding ~ 12/12/07)
David and Susan Graham are delighted to announce the marriage of their son Jason Graham and Dana Rodriguez Taprogge on Aug. 30, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Wayfarer's Chapel in Palos Verdes, Calif. The ocean front ceremony was officiated by Reverend Jonathan Mitchell. ...
Winding Roads: Senseless act gets our attention
(Column ~ 12/12/07)
Perhaps some of you know someone who was in the Omaha mall when the horrible mass shooting took place a few days ago. We had friends of ours call to share with us that their granddaughter was working in a jewelry store a couple of doors down from Von Maur, situated on the first floor...
Keeping it in perspective
(Editorial ~ 12/12/07)
Law enforcement officials, other government officials and business owners will be pondering how to improve security in public places in light of the mass killings at a shopping mall in Omaha. That is certainly a worthwhile goal but people need to bear in mind and convey to children who have some knowledge of the shooting, that such acts of random killing are rare. It is still more likely that a person will die in a traffic accident on the way to the mall than be killed by a stranger at the mall...
Glenn H. Todd
(Obituary ~ 12/12/07)
Glenn H. Todd, 78, of Holstein, Iowa passed away Tuesday December 4, 2007 at the Buena Vista Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa. Services were held on December 8 at the Holstein United Methodist Church, with Pastor Todd Schlitter officiating. Burial was in the Holstein Cemetery...
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