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Second Prague Spring and hope for the future (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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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Sam Bauman: More on aging and eating right (11)

November 17, 2014 — 

Still waiting to see if the 103-year-old lady is Carson’s oldest, but meanwhile another reader wrote me. Rich Dunn, who is responding to my article about the high cost of …

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SILVER DOLLARS & WOODEN NICKELS: Veterans, this column’s for you (12)

November 16, 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: While we …

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Guy W. Farmer: Gov. Grant Sawyer was a civil rights champion (13)

November 16, 2014 — 

One of the things I’m most proud of during my 50-plus years as an adopted Nevadan is my service in the administration of Gov. Grant Sawyer, who championed civil rights …

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Mom would have loved this doggone hunt (14)

November 16, 2014 — 

The 13th annual Nevada Day Treasure Hunt was dedicated to my mother in tribute to her appreciation for the weird and wonderful, the bright and beautiful. This column is to …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 (15)

November 16, 2014 — 

Continue teaching scriptural truth It has been suggested by a Nevada Appeal guest columnist that Jesus and Paul were “religious reformers.” That’s true, but only in the sense that earlier …

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Scene In Passing: Scene passes, as do ample opportunities (16)

November 16, 2014 — 

The passing scene provides continual reminders regarding a crucial need in the nation, state, region and right here in Carson City. It’s obvious to thinking citizens. It certainly isn’t a …

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Cheers & Kudos: Thank you for free dental care to veterans (17)

November 15, 2014 — 

Free dental care to veterans Dr. William Holmes, Dr. Dan Mannikko and their staff are owed a big thank you for providing nearly $20,000 worth of dental care to some …

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Cheers & Kudos: Thank you for help with Nevada Day parade float (18)

November 15, 2014 — 

The Carson City Host Lions club would like to thank the following for their support with our entry in the Nevada Day parade this year. Without them our project would …

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Cheers & Kudos: Thank you to group who painted C Hill (19)

November 15, 2014 — 

A great big thank you to all who participated in giving the “C” on C Hill to coat of paint to freshen it up for Nevada Day. Thanks to Mark …

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Tax ‘reform:’ why it should raise red flags (20)

November 15, 2014 — 

Nevada’s taxation department issued a report Monday listing $2.2-billion in new annual revenues that allegedly could be collected if certain tax exemptions, credits, abatements and preferential tax rates were removed …

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