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When school resumed in the fall, I was once again a parent volunteer who would be patrolling the halls in an effort to provide a heightened sense of security to both students and parents. That warm August day brought students, faculty, and staff back together, minus the graduating seniors from the Class of 1999, and, […]

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DON’T TREAD ON ME

By Ed Silverman, in Current Events

I gotta admit, nothing gives me more pleasure than reading a news story in which the “little guy” takes on the big, bullying corporation and wins. That’s why I was intrigued by an exclusive story in a recent issue of the NY Post by Rich Calder, which probably was not widely read beyond the New […]

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Yes, there are still singers who can sing, but they don’t always become stars. Two exceptions are regularly lighting up Broadway and the world of cabaret. Discover the vocal talents of Laura Osnes and Sierra Boggess as you Mark! My Words on their new CDs featuring Broadway classics and excerpts from the Great American Songbook. […]

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Sometime Tuesday evening, a group of students took flowers and mementos to Clement Park, which abuts the high school. It was as close as they could get to the building where their friend’s body lay. As far as I know, this girl’s friends were the first to leave something, but the site quickly grew to […]

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“On My Honor….”

By Herbert Rogoff, in Arts

If you’ve stayed with my writing since my number one article, I am hoping that you have surmised that I had a pretty good time with my life. I did, and I managed to also earn somewhat of a living. My job rewarded me far beyond that because over the long period I have been […]

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By definition, perspective is a sensory connotation. In my experience, sensory overload results in the mind having to develop new ways of storing information, so that the brain can function within the confines of reality. At least that seems to be the rational goal. No two people see a situation the same way; some seem […]

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BUDDY THE ONE-EYED DOG

By J.D. Zumwalt, in National, Opinion

I have a one-eyed dog named Buddy. He has no idea exactly how much he is capable of doing. I am glad he doesn’t. I keep him that way on purpose. If you have a minute, I’ll explain. Buddy pretty much has the run of the house these days. Still – there are some rooms […]

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The tragic story of Crown Prince Rudolf of Hapsburg and the beautiful Countess Maria Vetsera has been told many times, none more compellingly than in a production featuring the television debuts of Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer. Now “Mayerling,” a production from television’s golden age is available on DVD. Learn more about the rediscovery of […]

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