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Editorials

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I used to be a renegade, I used to fool around

But I couldn't take the punishment, and had to settle down

Now I'm playing it real straight, and yes I cut my hair

You might think I'm crazy, but I don't even care

because I can tell what's going on

It's hip to be square.

These lyrics from Huey Lewis' 1980s song, Hip to be Square, in a way relates to the differences between our two presidential choices, President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Young people seeking to get high with mind-altering drugs should realize it can be as dangerous as playing Russian roulette.

Just this week, a disturbing report surfaced about California teens getting drunk on hand sanitizer, which contains 62 percent ethyl alcohol and can make a 120-proof liquid. Over the past few months, six teenagers have shown up in Los Angeles area emergency rooms with alcohol poisoning after drinking the cheap, easily product which is easily assessable.

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Now that the state primary is over, it's time to focus on the big picture looming in November. And with the party differences and philosophies as wide as they are, the stakes couldn't be higher.

Hanging in the balance is simply the future course of the nation.

For the next six months, hot button issues like the economy, illegal immigration, a $15.6 trillion budget deficit, religious freedom and the survival of our massive entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security will be debated and dissected by the candidates.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Judging from tickets prices and what the performers are being paid these days, fans should expect a good return for their hard-earned dollars from professional athletes.

For those parents fortunate enough to afford to take their children to a pro basketball game, they're expecting to see the best athletes in their sport, performing at the top of their game. What children don't deserve is to see a professional athlete re-enact a street crime on the court.

Monday, April 23, 2012

April is usually a month for weather extremes but this year, things have been out of control in many regions.

First we saw a record number of tornadoes slashing through the nation's midsection and south, leaving a path of death and destruction. That was following by the threat of wildfires in many areas, including our own, where rainfall and snow pack levels have reduced water tables, elevating the threat of fires in our tinder-dry woodlands.

Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012

And I gladly stand up,

next to you and defend her still today.

' Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,

God bless the USA.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Usually when we see former professional athletes in their AARP years, they are doing commercials for men's health, ala Joe Theismann and Joe Montana.

By the age of 50, those who played baseball on any level are thinking more about fading into the sunset by playing slow pitch softball or attending major league fantasy camps.

They can only dream what it's like to stare down a major league hitter.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012