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We’re lucky to be living in a safe city

Carolyn Demarand Maizie Harris Jesse

You know, we’re pretty lucky to be living in Carson City. It’s a place where you can see Gov. Kenny Guinn and Mayor Ray Masayko wandering around town or having lunch, and you can wave or say hello to them. It’s nice to have accessible officials seen without a dozen bodyguards. And, they’re friendly, too.

And speaking of being lucky to live here, for every gang story we read about in the paper, well over 90 percent of the citizens in this town are hard-working, law-abiding people. That includes everyone you meet here. Think about it.

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Oh, by the way, the “Beverly Hillbillies” Casino is also supposed to have movie theaters. We think the competition would be a good thing, that way we might be able to see a few foreign or “artsy” films now and then (and, no, we don’t mean X-rated or porn). Would they serve corn likker and grits?

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Ahh, the rumor mill is running. We heard that John Ascuaga wants to buy the Kmart building. For what, we have no idea. Or is that a pipe dream, too? Lord knows, the Kmart strip mall needs a big store there to help their businesses, and anything John Ascuaga would do would be nice. In the meantime, Carson Cityites, go up there and patronize those stores while they look for someone to fill the K space. Make it your good deed for the week.

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Be careful of what you put on your answering machine. We know of someone being “cute,” saying on a friend’s answering machine, “Hey, this is Joe. Jake’s not here right now … I’m robbing his place … don’t call the cops before I’m done. Tell Jake I missed him.” Names have been changed to protect the guilty.

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All of the apple trees are burgeoning with apples (really)… don’t let them go to waste. If you can’t use them, call a friend or school or restaurant or FISH and see if they can. “Waste not, want not.” Or if you need to diet, eat them yourself and make it “waist not, want not” (groan).

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Mullets. We thought they were fish. No, it’s those goofy haircuts with the butch on top and the back hair hanging down in the rear (sort of redundant, but no, never mind). Geez, guys and gals, do you think you look good? The ’80s called, and they want their hairdos back.

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And how about some everyday heroes. We know two waitresses in town who certainly qualify, one at Adele’s who went through cancer treatment while still working and is doing wonderfully well; and the other at the Station Grill who managed to work and complete her degree in molecular biology. Terrific people. Terrific accomplishments.

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We overheard a kid say he “didn’t need an education.” Sure hope his doctor didn’t feel the same way.

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Laura Bush, our first lady, is a very petty woman. Why, then, does she insist on using Barbara Bush’s “designer” for her clothes (right after the election, she said she was going to). They may have looked good on Barbara, but the 1940s suits on Laura just look frumpy. Laura, Laura, Laura. There are plenty of great new American designers who could make you look terrific. Or is it a Bush curse that you have to use everything from the last Bush administration (Cheney? Rumsfeld?)? The devil made us say that.

As a friend of our says, “Just because you have money, doesn’t mean you have taste.”

Carolyn DeMar and Maizie Harris Jesse have been expressing their opinions on Carson City goings-on for years. Now, they’re in the Nevada Appeal. Send your questions to editor@nevadaappeal.com.