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March 04, 2018

While shopping yesterday, I watched a woman with two disruptive kids. After checking out, she began pouring money into coin machines that dispense toy prizes. They were taking chances on prizes that were worth far less than the great deal of money they were spending.

Her little boy, about 4, saw a…

March 03, 2018

For nearly 50 years we have watched the growth of the East Carolina Youth Orchestras from a single string group of approximately two dozen players to three orchestras of astounding quality and totaling nearly 150 players which include all the instruments of a full orchestra.

Credit must be shared…

March 03, 2018

If you want to see the Oscar-nominated movies in a marathon session and be treated like royalty with opportunities to win prizes all at a reasonable cost, go to AMC Fire Tower Road second Best Picture Showcase at 10:30 a.m. today.

Usually reserved for big city cinema, the manager worked very…

March 02, 2018

In his CPAC speech, the Donald said he thinks his first year was the “most successful in the history of the American Presidency.” Ah, Donald, “where ignorance is bliss, tis folly to be wise.” And you were speaking to one of the most blissfully ignorant groups around.…

March 02, 2018

After all these years our nation is still way behind in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of violence associated with mental illness.

When I heard the verdict and reasoning behind the prosecution of James Holmes, the "batman" mass murderer in Colorado, I actually shuttered.

Here in the 21st…

March 01, 2018

From 1945 to roughly 1975, a battle rifle similar in power and capacity to the AR15 was sold on the civilian market. It was the Army’s M1 carbine and it came with either a 15-round or 30-round magazine. From 1945 to 1975, despite millions being sold cheaply, there was no rise in mass…

February 28, 2018

There are Republicans within the "Never Trump" faction of the GOP who gave money raised during the presidential primaries and funneled it to the Washington Free Beacon to hire the private intelligence firm Fusion GPS, which conducted "opposition research" on Trump and his associates. I'm searching…

February 28, 2018

It is very encouraging to see the activism generated by the students from Parkland, Florida, and spreading to students all across this country. In their time of grief, to be able to speak truth to power and mobilize the way they have, to attempt to effect gun law changes, when our legislators at…

February 28, 2018

I have followed your Sunday column by John Rosemond and finally decided that his dangerous pronouncements need to be addressed.

When children have behavioral issues, he focuses on parent interventions. In certain situations, as when addressing what is known as Oppositional Defiant Disorder, or…

February 28, 2018

I was disappointed with the recent tax bill and associated discussions. Ways of reducing government spending were not included in the discussion, at least not publicly.

In 1982, President Reagan commissioned a study known as the President’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control. This effort…

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