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Obama will tell G8 growth only real answer to the European c

May 18, 2012 - By Lesley Clark. McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- U.S. presidents have long sought relief from battles inside the Beltway and have entertained visiting heads of state at Camp David, the ... [more]

Useful tips for some routine tasks

May 18, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  An Internet friend recently shared some useful tips for everyday tasks, as follows:
- Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot ... [more]

Classified secrets

May 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our internal system changeover for the 'want ads' is more or less complete

Readers are noticing a new look to the Ranger classified advertising pages ... [more]

The kids are moving -- again

May 17, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Yes, I know Mothers Day is past. But this isn't your typical Mothers Day story. Yet one way or another, it does involve adults and children.
First, Jessie ... [more]

JPMorgan tumult could be a sign of things to come

May 17, 2012 - By The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Had the nation been more engrossed in what President Bill Clinton was doing with the financial industry in the mid-1990s and less in what he was doing with ... [more]

Know your district

May 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Election boundaries have changed this year, so learn what's what

The filing period for the Aug. 21 primary election has begun, and prospective ... [more]

Colleges pressured to cut costs

May 16, 2012 - By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- The cost of a college education continues to increase faster than inflation; a phenomenon that's roiling family budgets and spurring calls for ... [more]

I hope there there's no pop quiz ...

May 16, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  I've often said that puns are my favorite form of humor, and lately some Internet friends have shared some really good ones, which I share with you here ... [more]

A sight to see

May 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton's well-located facilities were bustling over the weekend

If the expanded Fremont County School District 25 "campus" along West Sunset Drive ... [more]

Half polled in U.S. term Facebook a 'fad,' question initial stock price

May 15, 2012 - By Tali Arbel, The Associated Press:  Half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll. And, in the run-up to the social network's ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  One last hurrah?
Few of us would ask for a repeat of last May's unseasonably cold, wet weather, when snowfall was still commonplace. We're loving the ... [more]

'Never worked a day' jabs are risky

May 13, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  To charge that your opponent does not know what it means to go to work every day can be dangerous to your own political health.
I learned this on May 3, ... [more]

'Camelot' in School District 24

May 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  As retirement nears, I realize my happiest years in education were in Shoshoni.
The doors to a career open in a variety of ways.
We arrived in ... [more]

Meet the STOYs

May 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck, Publisher:  That's newspaper office shorthand for the 2012 Students of the Year
Through 30 years of our annual Student of the Week program, concluding for the ... [more]

I've been deserted by (wo)man's best friend

May 11, 2012 - Carolyn B. Tyler, Starr Writer:  I've been deserted. Deserted by (wo)man's best friend -- my dogs.
With three Boston Terriers, they operate as a pack, and apparently I am not the leader of ... [more]

A girly-girl goes branding

May 11, 2012 - Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  t was a day of laughing, learning... and wincing
I am a city girl, and a girly-girl to the bone.
All I know about cows comes from the early years of ... [more]

Obama's 'evolution'

May 11, 2012 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  His announcement favoring same-sex marriage is more pragmatic than radical
The national news media talkers and writers are full of discussion over the ... [more]

Obama 'evolution' on gay marriage no surprise

May 10, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  President Obama's announcement Wednesday that he was done "evolving" and now supports same-sex marriage was, in retrospect, inevitable. Vice President Joe ... [more]

Dollars and education

May 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  When the colleges are under the knife, the public pain is widespread
Sometimes sports fans notice a prized university recruit deciding to go to college ... [more]

Ramp up the fight against obesity in U.S. children

May 9, 2012 - By Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.):  Type 2 diabetes was once known as the "adult onset" type, because it came on only in adulthood.
But youth no longer confers immunity. Thanks to rampant ... [more]

Turning fifty shades of red

May 9, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Yes, I have read the best-selling book of "mommy porn" parodied over the weekend on "Saturday Night Live."
I enjoy reading.
Until recently I have ... [more]

Sendak the Great

May 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Utterly original children's author helped define the essence of art
The death this week of the singularly original children's author Maurice Sendak ... [more]

Sarkozy leaves the stage

May 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PARIS -- When Nicolas Sarkozy bounded up the steps of France's presidential palace in jogging shorts and shoes on his first day in office five years ago, many ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Chill out
Did any spring plants get nipped by frost over the weekend? If they avoided it, then it was by the skin of their stems. A month ago a day ... [more]

Living my salad days in Lusk

May 6, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  The term "salad days" most often is attributed to William Shakespeare. Salad days refer to innocence, inexperience and a time of questionable judgment, in ... [more]

Obama court battles echo FDR's in 1930s

May 6, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  The possibility that the Supreme Court could throw out some or all of President Barack Obama's landmark health law in the midst of the presidential campaign ... [more]

Election season unfolds

May 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Candidates and voters share the obligation
As the leaves emerge and the flowers unfold, another season is starting to bloom as well. It's an election ... [more]

Romney maps path to victory

May 4, 2012 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Over the last 100 years, only five incumbent presidents have lost second-term bids. Mitt Romney is trying to become the 21st century's first ... [more]

On my favorite birthday, I got an important job

May 4, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Seventy years ago today was my best birthday ever.
Five days before my seventh birthday, my baby sister (and only sibling) was born.
I was given the ... [more]

A better way

May 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Congress wants postal cutbacks delayed while it looks into a continuous problem

Fremont County consumers got interesting news over the past week when ... [more]