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EDITORIAL: America's Poverty, Do Something About It Print E-mail
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Written by Glenn Mollette   
Monday, 28 July 2014 16:16

EDITORIAL - I've never lived in poverty. However, like most Americans I have known a few tough times. I do know that poverty is not pretty. I've never been around a hungry family that was dancing in joy because of their dire situation. Poverty is hard.

I grew up in Martin County, Kentucky. We were supposed to be the poorest county in the United States in 1964 when President Johnson began his campaign against poverty.

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Lack of Fair Funding Would be Disastrous for Our Community Print E-mail
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Written by Frank Bigelow   
Monday, 28 July 2014 12:50

EDITORIAL - Summer has finally arrived, and that marks the official kickoff of fair season! Many of you and millions of others around our state will visit your local fairgrounds this year to participate in one of California’s longest-standing traditions. But in recent years, state funding for fairs has been all but eliminated, threatening their very existence.

In 2011, at the peak of California’s historic budget crisis, the Legislature completely eliminated the $32 million in funding to the California Division of Fairs and Expositions, which oversees the state’s fairs. Though the cuts were devastating, fair organizers learned to adapt to their limited means the way many other state programs did during that difficult time.

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Slate Mail Ads - Paid Endorsement or Political Trickery Print E-mail
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Monday, 12 May 2014 21:07

EDITORIAL -  In the next few weeks, if not already, your mailbox is going to be filled with advertisements and brochures for candidates for every position on this June's ballots. The message will be "Vote for me because" or "Don't vote for him because".

Positive ads as well as negative ads designed by public relations firms will try to sway your vote to the candidate willing to spend the most money. Then there are other mailers that will look like endorsements from powerful groups that aren't what they seem. These mailers are called SLATE MAIL ADS and they can be quite deceptive.

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EDITORIAL: America Cannot Win with Racist Attitudes Print E-mail
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Written by Glenn Mollette   
Thursday, 01 May 2014 14:38
EDITORIAL - For the rest of his life Donald Sterling will be remembered for racist remarks even though they were made in private.  Paula Deen and Cliven Bundy will also be remembered for their racist remarks, as will Don Imus. Imus made on air comments in 2007 about the Rutger's women's basketball team. Regardless of all the good any individual may have done in life it only takes one racist remark to dismantle an entire kingdom.

 

I thought Joan Rivers really sounded stupid on April 22 when she appeared on the Today Show and compared accommodations in her daughter's guest room to those the Cleveland women kidnapped by Ariel Castro experienced when they were held captive and raped for 10 years.  She was trying to be funny but bad stuff that happens to people is not funny.
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Bad Sportsmanship in Little League is a Sign of Bad Coaching Print E-mail
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Monday, 28 April 2014 20:14

EDITORIAL - Over the years I used to look forward to when my daughter's Little League team would play Cervantes Remodeling. At that time the team was being taught baseball and class from one of the best coaches I've ever seen in Little League, Larry Cervantes.  

Unfortunately this year Larry isn't coaching. Instead his team is being handled by two newer coaches; one being Larry's former Son-in-law and the other being a sexist jerk.  From the example they are setting, I'd have to say it doesn't seem that teaching sportsmanship and class is something these coaches find at all important.

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