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Letters to the editor for Tuesday, May 26, 2015 (1)

May 27, 2015 — 

Help needed to clean up eyesoreThis is an old story, but it’s still happening. I have discovered an abundant amount of household trash with evidence of the perp, along with …

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Our love affair with the Flats (2)

May 27, 2015 — 

After 15 years at a high desert, spring-fed wonderland in the foothills east of the Sierra, my husband and I are leaving this little valley of American Flat. An early …

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Reproductive health an issue for everyone (3)

May 27, 2015 — 

What is reproductive health? Reproductive health refers to physical, mental, and social well-being in everything related to reproductive systems. The idea reproductive health is only for those who have reproductive …

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Thugs regardless of color (4)

May 26, 2015 — 

From 2003-2009 there were approximately 96 million arrests in this country. That’s 16 million every year of whom about 800 died in police custody. Sixty-one percent were classified as homicides, …

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Fooled you again, Charlie Brown Republicans (5)

May 26, 2015 — 

Before there was SpongeBob SquarePants, us old geezers marveled at what a knucklehead Charlie Brown was for falling for the ol’ yank-the-football-away-at-the-last-minute trick perpetrated by that little tyrant, Lucy. I …

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Reflections on sacrifice (6)

May 26, 2015 — 

Millions of Americans remembered fallen servicemen and women on Monday at cemeteries across the nation.Flags flew at half-mast to honor those who either died in combat or passed away after …

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Life’s stage awaits for your arrival (7)

May 26, 2015 — 

“All the world’s a stage,And all the men and women merely players;They have their exits and their entrances,And one man in his time plays many parts,His acts being seven ages.”William …

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Sam Bauman: Awe is a lovely and healthy thing; sleep (8)

May 25, 2015 — 

I get lots of magazines and frequently get behind in reading one. Such was the case with the December 2014 Sierra, put out by the club. There was an article …

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What documents you need to save (9)

May 25, 2015 — 

With computers we now have more paper, reports, notes, memos and the like than ever before. The question is what to save and what to destroy (not throw away if …

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Put the memorial back in Memorial Day (10)

May 24, 2015 — 

May 26, 2014 was the 150th anniversary of the day three women, two teenagers, Emma Hunter and her friend Sophie Keller, and a middle-aged mother, Elizabeth Myers, placed flowers on …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, May 24, 2015 (11)

May 24, 2015 — 

Thank a veteran todayVeterans, veterans, oh, what a day!Fought for our county the U.S. of A.So many troopsOn them we do bank. Our many freedomsTo them we do thank. Mothers, …

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SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: Athletes were in a great state of mind (12)

May 24, 2015 — 

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: It says a …

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Spheroid hire on steroids: ‘Are you crazy?’ (13)

May 24, 2015 — 

Human capital, crucially important, is either a well used or a misused investment in both business and government.Baseball, a favorite tableau of mine for assessing life’s ups and downs along …

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Don’t you know: Clintons are just everyday people (14)

May 24, 2015 — 

“Clintons Earned $30 Million in 16 Months.” If you think that’s a Fox News headline, think again. Actually, it’s the headline on a recent in-depth New York Times article by …

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Ron Bliss: Flaws in the Affordable Care Act marketplace (15)

May 23, 2015 — 

I have been complimentary of the Affordable Care Act and how it has helped people who, otherwise, could not afford health insurance. But any system is only as strong as …

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Letters to the editor for Saturday, May 23, 2015 (16)

May 23, 2015 — 

Make a plan to make it home Memorial Day weekendMemorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and this much anticipated holiday is right around the corner. It’s a fun …

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Can and can’t friends are simpatico (17)

May 23, 2015 — 

I can’t strike a match on the back of the thigh of my Levis or light one with my thumbnail. I can’t spit, not a drop or a pit or …

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Letters to the editor for Friday, May 22, 2015 (18)

May 22, 2015 — 

Person/persons can still atone for shameful actI would like to shame the person or persons who absconded with three metal statues from Evergreen Gene’s on May 10 and 12. These …

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Explaining why men exist (19)

May 21, 2015 — 

I’m a short funny looking guy who’s been married for most of my adult life and raised four teenagers, so I am not easily offended but even I have my …

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Clues to a cat’s body language (20)

May 21, 2015 — 

Have you ever wondered what exactly your cat is thinking? I know that many times I have wished my cat could talk to me. Recent research has provided a means …

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