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Silver Dollars and Wooden Nickels: Thanks to Carson City’s Salvation Army, WKRP not needed (1)

November 23, 2014 — 

The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark. SILVER DOLLAR: To the …

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Scene In Passing: Polishing the gem a reason to give thanks (2)

November 23, 2014 — 

The Very Reverend Jeff Paul, my rector at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, isn’t always very reverent. But he was, after a fashion, as he opened the recent Carson City Board …

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Allen Rowe: Taking steps to protect your valuables (3)

November 23, 2014 — 

We live in a smaller town where we feel safe and do not always see the need for extra security, but lately we have seen a rise in burglaries. With …

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Guy W. Farmer: Obama says so much for the Constitution (4)

November 23, 2014 — 

President Obama was in Las Vegas on Friday to sign an executive order that grants conditional amnesty to nearly five million illegal immigrants. Not long ago, however, he said that …

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Cheers & Kudos: It is a Cinderella story (5)

November 23, 2014 — 

It’s not often that people go out of their way for veterans; you normally hear horror stories. But in this case, the story is not only far from a horror …

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Re-examining church’s historic role (6)

November 22, 2014 — 

Your guest column on Nov. 7, was titled, “Examining church’s historic cultural role, by Rob Jennings-Teats, senior pastor. It missed the two (2) questions of paramount importance on his “issue …

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Is This You?: A small gesture with big rewards (7)

November 22, 2014 — 

There are too many types of art in the world to discuss in this space. So I have chosen one we can all claim we are artistic at: Waving. Yes, …

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Teri’s Notebook: Running to end Alzheimer’s and drunk birds in Carson City (8)

November 22, 2014 — 

Mark Struble has been busy raising money and training for the California International Marathon in Sacramento on Dec. 7. “My personal campaign is to raise $10,000 in my Run to …

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Letter to the editor for Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 (9)

November 21, 2014 — 

Laws for pedestrians, vehicles Too many pedestrian have been injured or killed by vehicles or motorcycles. It’s time to refresh on the laws and regulations. It’s best to cross the …

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Chuck Muth: Why Congress should close loophole for AM/FM radio (10)

November 21, 2014 — 

OK, so I was in the shower singing “Candle in the Wind,” Elton John’s award-winning tribute to the late Marilyn Monroe. And although I personally enjoyed the performance, I’m fairly …

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Second Prague Spring and hope for the future (11)

November 20, 2014 — 

In the summer of 1993, I had one of those experiences that stay with me for the rest of my life. I spent 10 weeks in Europe, beginning with a …

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Sometimes you feel like running (12)

November 20, 2014 — 

Most days when I drive home, I pass dozens of people out running along the waterfront. While many of them run with the comfortable gait of a natural athlete, far …

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Letters to the editor for Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 (13)

November 19, 2014 — 

Scientists should come clean on comet Once again, the mythic religion of evolution hit the pages of our local newspaper. It baffles me how scientists who have never seen life …

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Republican outrage over immigration reform is outrageous (14)

November 19, 2014 — 

The Republican outrage at President Barack Obama’s announced intent to issue an immigration executive order is, well, just that — outrageous. It denies the constitutional authority and duty of presidents …

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Letters to the editor for Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 (15)

November 19, 2014 — 

Congress should get priorities straight So, according to the front page story on Nov. 13, “Defeating Harry Reid in 2016 top priority,” with Dean Heller, you remember, the guy who …

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Fresh Ideas: Focus on teachers distracts from real problem (16)

November 19, 2014 — 

Once again, the spotlight is on teachers to fix what’s wrong with education. TIME Magazine’s inflammatory cover story, “Rotten Apples” (Nov. 3, 2014) blames bad schools on teacher tenure. Then …

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People who hate government (17)

November 18, 2014 — 

“The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but cannot do, at all, or cannot, so well do, for …

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These moderate Republicans, too, could realize fleeting glory (18)

November 18, 2014 — 

Ah, how fleeting glory. Seems like only six short years ago liberals were doing the Snoopy dance and declaring conservatism dead, dead, dead! Then the tea party movement arose from …

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Getto served our community with honor (19)

November 18, 2014 — 

The old guard of Nevada politics keeps losing members from its ranks, either from term limits or death. In April, for example, Yerington Democrat Joe Dini, who served a record …

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Letters to the editor for Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 (20)

November 17, 2014 — 

Greed has won out in America Regarding the article titled “What small business can expect in the new Congress,” what followed way a typically safe political assessment, vague enough to …

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