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Is This You?: Every family has one (1)

December 20, 2014 — 

Recently in a conversation I realized that within families there is usually at least one person that is more prone to being an accident just waiting to happen. But that …

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Ron Knetch: Even a poor tailor is entitled to some happiness (2)

December 19, 2014 — 

A minor but precious scene in “Fiddler on the Roof” raises some neat economic issues. It involves Motel, the poor tailor. Around 1910, the whole village gathers at his shop …

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Letters to the editor for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 (3)

December 19, 2014 — 

Thank you to Carson City Sheriff’s Office I want to thank Sheriff Furlong on educating pedestrians of their responsibilities when it comes to crossing a street or in a crosswalk. …

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Nevada ranks poorly in life expectancy (4)

December 18, 2014 — 

The average life expectancy at birth for Nevadans is 78.1 years, which places Nevada 36th among all the states, according to a recent survey. The U.S. national life expectancy is …

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Gift giving made easy (5)

December 18, 2014 — 

With just under a week to go until Christmas, most reasonable people have probably completed most of their Christmas shopping. Of course, I can only speculate what reasonable people do, …

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Even a poor tailor is entitled to some happiness! (6)

December 18, 2014 — 

A minor but precious scene in “Fiddler on the Roof” raises some neat economic issues. It involves Motel, the poor tailor. Around 1910, the whole village gathers at his shop …

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Bo Statham: Little hope for bipartisanship in new Congress (7)

December 17, 2014 — 

If you want a preview of the 114th Congress, consider the just concluded passage of the $1.1 trillion appropriations bill. It is not a pretty picture, and it does not …

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Letters to the editor for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 (8)

December 17, 2014 — 

Celebrate safely this holiday season From office parties to neighborhood gatherings, our calendars are filled with many reasons to celebrate. But the most important plan we’ll make all season is …

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Nancy Dallas: Personal letter to all Nevada Republican Assemblymen (9)

December 17, 2014 — 

It is time to put your priorities, perspectives and pride in order and remember who you work for. Election to the Legislature is an honor. Many of you had to …

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Fresh Ideas: It is a matter of life or death (10)

December 17, 2014 — 

“Cross at the green, not in between” was an anti-jaywalking campaign in the 1950s in New York City. Today in Carson City, the “in between” is especially hazardous for pedestrians. …

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Chuck Muth: Assembly Republicans tempt mutually assured destruction (11)

December 16, 2014 — 

“Unless…” That’s how I ended my column last week about Republican Assemblyman John Hambrick’s expected move from the tiny “Bad Boy” office he was assigned by the Democrats in the …

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Living in a bizarro world (12)

December 16, 2014 — 

When I was younger and read comic books, one of my favorite storylines was Superman and his interactions with Bizarro World. This was a planet where everything was inverted and …

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Ron Knecht: Are redistribution and big government working for you? (13)

December 16, 2014 — 

Democrats, modern liberals and progressives often say they’re concerned about income inequality. So, they propose more redistribution: higher taxes on the well-off and higher public subsidies for others. Adding subsidy …

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Ken Beaton: 70th anniversary of first day of Battle of Bulge (14)

December 15, 2014 — 

Can you name any of the U.S. Army divisions that valiantly fought in the Battle of the Bulge 70 years ago? Did you mention the Screaming Eagles, the 101st Airborne …

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Letters to the editor for Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 (15)

December 15, 2014 — 

Let’s audit road funds Dear Mayor Crowell and Board of Supervisors, In regards to Sheriff McGrath questioning where the money is for our roads that we have been taxed for …

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Sam Bauman: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ better than ‘Interstellar’ (16)

December 15, 2014 — 

Seniors who took in the current sci-fi film “Interstellar” saw a riveting movie about a dystopian Earth searching for a new home in the universe. Director Christopher Nolan has a …

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Scene In Passing: Marano, Salogga & Tatro, Adams, Laxalt (17)

December 14, 2014 — 

City Manager Nick Marano said he doesn’t need a public information officer. “I’m my own PIO,” he said when queried about duties for Michael Salogga, the man he’s bringing onto …

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SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: Silver and Snowflakes a ‘Nietz’ thing in Carson City (18)

December 14, 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 this …

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Guy W. Farmer: A ‘must read’ for true blue Nevadans (19)

December 14, 2014 — 

Prolific Nevada writer and book publisher Stanley Paher has just published a beautiful coffee table book that is a “must read” for true blue Nevadans. And if you don’t know …

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Cheers & Kudos: Good luck in new endeavors (20)

December 13, 2014 — 

I would like to thank Brian from The Manger for his many years of hard work in keeping The Manger open in Carson City. You are missed already. God bless …

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