Bush should sign modernized GI bill
(Editorial ~ 05/24/08)
It's ironic, on the eve of Memorial Day, that President Bush is threatening to veto a new 21st Century GI Bill, passed by 75 percent of the Senate and more than two-thirds of the House. Sponsored by Sens. Chuck Hagel and Jim Webb, both decorated veterans, the bill would provide the full cost of tuition at public universities in each state, as well as pay $1,000 a year for fees and books and provide a housing stipend. ...
Casualty assistance calls officer
(Column ~ 05/24/08)
I was awakened early one morning a few years back by a knock on my door. It was the Monday after Thanksgiving and I had just returned home the previous day from Lincoln where I had spent Thanksgiving with two of my three sons and their mom. My third son, Brandon, was a Navy corpsman stationed in San Diego and he called us Thanksgiving afternoon. ...
Like living under Hitler
(Letter to the Editor ~ 05/24/08)
This is in response to the opinion letter written by Ann Lubke of Palisade, dated on 16 May 2008 on the attack-dog issues. First of all, the sheriff stated to her that he does not deal with dog reports. I would like to know if, for example, the person died due to the attack. ...
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