No-holiday August can still be fun

No-holiday August can still be fun

When you look at the calendar, you will see that the poor month of August is bereft of any national holidays. But does that mean there is nothing to c...

August 8th, 2015 |  


The lion and the scapegoat

The lion and the scapegoat

The recent shooting of a protected Zimbabwean lion named Cecil by an American dentist who likes to hunt big game with a crossbow has caused outrage ar...

August 7th, 2015 |  


Letter writer to read from new book

To the editor:Some wars aren’t known to the general public, but are still worth reading about.I believe that “Toscotti’s War,”...

August 7th, 2015 |  



A roaring extradition case?

A roaring extradition case?

“Whenever there is a treaty or convention for extradition between the United States and any foreign government, any justice or judge of the Unit...

August 7th, 2015 |  


A second chance for Zion

A second chance for Zion

A positive spirit and unsinkable attitude were spotlighted in last week’s column which featured 75-year-old Rudy Siciliano, an artist and former...

August 6th, 2015 |  


Holding down costs of drug prescriptions

Holding down costs of drug prescriptions

Just like Medicare – which celebrated its 50th anniversary last week – prescription drugs have helped Americans live longer and healthier ...

August 6th, 2015 |  


A letter to the guy with the flag

A letter to the guy with the flag

On a road trip to North Carolina, I saw many Confederate flags. Hundreds maybe. They were attached to pick-up trucks and motorcycles, on beach towels ...

August 4th, 2015 |  


Soil is a non-renewable resource

Soil is a non-renewable resource

As conservationists, we are focused on doing the right things today so that we may have a vibrant tomorrow. It is a delicate balance between man and t...

August 4th, 2015 updated: August 4th, 2015. |  


Should we take Trump seriously?

Should we take Trump seriously?

Is Donald Trump the real deal, or will his presidential quest end up more like that of Ross Perot and Pat Buchanan?My guess is that by the end of the ...

August 4th, 2015 |  


Eyeing planets — near and far

Eyeing planets — near and far

Recently, we have been the beneficiaries of two major media events related to space exploration. One was certainly worthy of the media attention. The ...

August 3rd, 2015 |