Serving wine, renaming the airport and the laws of physics
(Column ~ 04/21/07)
Big discussion at the council meeting last Monday. A local organization of volunteers wants to rent the Senior Center for a banquet for a statewide meeting they will be hosting. The banquet will be a catered by a local business and a glass of wine will be an optional part of the menu. A delegation of 10 senior citizens was there, in good voice, opposed to allowing any alcohol use in "our" Senior Center...
Safety on campus
(Letter to the Editor ~ 04/21/07)
Once again, we see in the news another massacre of the defenseless, this time at Virginia Tech. Much mention is made in the mainstream media of what a troubled young man the killer was, how the warning signs were ignored, and how easily he was able to legally buy the guns he used...
What do we tell our friends?
(Column ~ 04/21/07)
I was having a very animated conversation the other day with a couple of buddies about what you tell your friends or whether you tell them anything when you know things they ought to know but don't know. There was one guy who said you should, one who said you shouldn't and one in the middle. The topic could have been about a million different things but it wasn't. It was one thing...
No shortage of ideas for spending sales tax dollars
(Editorial ~ 04/21/07)
A renewed and expanded city sales tax is far from a sure thing, but there is no shortage of ideas on how to use the money it will generate. Under LB840, which would devote a third toward property tax relief, a third toward toward capital improvement and a third toward economic development, hundreds of thousands of dollars would be available for specific projects...
Renovation project on college agenda
(Local News ~ 04/21/07)
Mid-Plains Community College governors will be asked to approve a low bid of $73,325 for renovation of parts of a McCook Community College building this summer. The request is on the agenda for the governors' regular meeting, set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Tipton Hall on the MCC campus in McCook...
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