Teachers' union makes plea for competitive pay
(Editorial ~ 03/08/08)
The Nebraska State Education Association made its bid Friday for a piece of the projected state revenue surplus, calling for support of a bill that would set aside $200 million of the funds in trust, and using the interest to enhance teacher salaries...
A lot more pleasant way to travel
(Column ~ 03/08/08)
OCALA, Fla. -- Earlier this week TV news showed a short video of the pilot in an Airbus airliner really messing up a landing attempt somewhere in Germany. The airplane made quite a lot of gyration with the left wing touching the ground at one point before the pilot stoked up the fires and went around to try again...
A continued erosion of rights and freedoms
(Column ~ 03/08/08)
Sometimes it's possible for Democrats and Republicans to share political common ground and this is one of those times. I share common ground with fellow Gazette columnist Dick Trail and some of the sentiments he expressed last week in his Saturday column; in particular, the smoking ban passed by the Unicameral...
Lenten Lessons -- Persistence, humility key ingredients
(Features ~ 03/08/08)
Persistence and a healthy dose of humility are the key ingredients of acceptable prayer while arrogance and self-reliance are a recipe for disaster according to the Rev. Steve Bales, pastor at First Congregational Church in McCook. Reading from the Gospel of Luke, chapter 18, verses 1-15, Bales made some key observations about people and the reasons they attend church Friday at the Community Lenten service at Memorial United Methodist Church...
'Paint Your Wagon' rolls in next week
(Local News ~ 03/08/08)
Stake your claim and your seat in the Southwest Nebraska's Community Theatre's production of Paint Your Wagon! The spirit of the ole' west, the miners and their passionate pursuit of gold following a wanderin' star has come over the entire cast and crew of this year's spring musical...
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