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Jun 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Egypt has its new president, but the generals aren't sure how to take him

In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate for Egypt's presidency, Mohammed ... [more]

Speaking in three voices

Jun 27, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  My trio of Boston Terriers are of three different colors and they speak in three different voices.
The elder stateswoman, Rita, wears the traditional black ... [more]

High court is still America's best tool for keeping power in balance

Jun 27, 2012 - By Cathy Young, MCT News Service:  With the Arizona immigration law case decided, America now awaits the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act. The case has once again turned the ... [more]

Court is part of D.C. that can keep a secret

Jun 26, 2012 - By Jesse J. Holland, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- It's been the biggest secret in a city known for not keeping them.
The nine Supreme Court justices and more than three dozen other people have ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  True summer
The first week of true summer brought us our hottest weather of 2012 to date, with four straight days of 95 or warmer. Sweat out these ... [more]

We could do with some Socrates

Jun 24, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  While technology continues to move forward at an ever-increasing rate, we humans don't have the ability to keep pace.

Rarely do we hear of the ... [more]

'Poultry pirates' want a fast buck without accountability

Jun 24, 2012 - By Chris Sherrard, Riverton:  Editor:
In reading Jack Lee's complaint of the Department of Agriculture's poultry processing rules creating "Poultry Pirates,"I felt compelled to respond. ... [more]

Saving water

Jun 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's easy, if everyone does it
Those of us who live in the requested water conservation areas ought to try to comply. It's the right thing to do. ... [more]

'Feeling pain' trumps facts in race for the presidency

Jun 22, 2012 - By The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  BlackRock Inc. managing director Michael Fredericks let about 3,000 investors in on a secret Tuesday evening at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis.
Remember ... [more]

Home-grown 'air pocket'

Jun 22, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  My little daycamp neighbors are enjoying it

I've gained roommates this week.
To be more exact, I've gained yardmates this week -- not of the "lockup" ... [more]

Get busy, coal

Jun 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  New EPA regulations should inspire a major technological effort to comply

A month's worth of reporting as we prepared our 57th annual Ranger Mining ... [more]

All pain, no gain in southern Europe

Jun 21, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  As one Italian put it, "Things are so bad, that to save money, they've turned off the light at the end of the tunnel."

MILAN, Italy -- From the ... [more]

Main Street opportunity

Jun 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A vacant lot on a downtown street corner comes along very, very rarely

The demolition of the old gas station building at the northwest corner of ... [more]

Here's to a lump of coal

Jun 20, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  There's a mixed message to children in "a lump of coal."
Traditionally, a "lump of coal" is what all naughty children get in their stockings on Christmas ... [more]

Then and now

Jun 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our biggest edition of the year is good for cultivating the long view of a key industry

The extra-thick newspaper you're reading today is the 57th ... [more]

Root for the Miami Heat

Jun 19, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  Although I was an enthusiastic fan of the NBA in my youth, I haven't paid attention to the league in awhile. As I grew older, I tired of the egos involved and ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring's farewell
It's the last day of spring. The summer solstice arrives Wednesday, bringing the first day of official summer to the northern ... [more]

Leadership can be hard to come by

Jun 17, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Leadership, or the lack of it, has been one of the most controversial topics since man first invented the concept eons ago.
Management styles differ, ... [more]

Dad's day: Use it as an opportunity to learn about the man and his times

Jun 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Often on the third Sunday in June, we recall a memorable moment in our newspaper office. It took place some years ago, when a teen-age visitor acknowledged ... [more]

Nervous Dems say donors had better get going

Jun 15, 2012 - By Julie Pace, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- A growing chorus of once-confident Democrats now say President Barack Obama could lose the November election.
The hand-wringing reflects real ... [more]

And for the record, I don't have an iPhone

Jun 15, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Just for the record, I don't have an iPhone.
Those who know me for the gadget geek I am, find this hard to believe.
But it is true -- I have made a ... [more]

The more the merrier

Jun 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton's weekly downtown food fair is becoming more than a garden showcase

One hurdle for a farmers market-style produce fair in the springs is ... [more]

Obama denial of news leaks rings untrue

Jun 14, 2012 - By The Dallas Morning News Services:  President Barack Obama's Friday news conference will resonate for one statement, and, arguably, not the right one.
It's one thing to assert, "The private ... [more]

How you remember Dad

Jun 14, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  It may be more important than how he actually was

Just when I thought there was nothing I could say about Fathers Day that hadn't already been ... [more]

Star-spangled banner

Jun 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A renewal of an annual message on Flag Day -- and some instructions

It's Flag Day in the United States.
Flying of the American flag is encouraged ... [more]

I have finally decided that my name is OK

Jun 13, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  It has taken 77 years, but I have finally decided that I like my name.
To begin with, I always wanted a nickname. The name "Carolyn" doesn't lend itself to a ... [more]

Horses for meat

Jun 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Reasonable people make the case for a plant in Wyoming, but the barriers are many

Once upon a time in American history, eating horsemeat wasn't a ... [more]

Expect ripples if health law nixed

Jun 12, 2012 - By Ricardo Alfonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- It sounds like a silver lining. Even if the Supreme Court overturns President Barack Obama's health care law, employers can keep offering popular ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thanks, Ma
When the supplier of our daily weather forecast map and statistics sent its graphics package Saturday, it called for a cloudy, damp day ... [more]

Prepare for a new negativity record

Jun 10, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels was characteristically candid when speaking to the Indianapolis Star's Matthew Tully on the nasty tone and shortage of ... [more]