Monthly Archives: February 2011

Boy Scouts unveil tomahawk fund-raiser

 WESTONS MILLS, N.Y. – Boy Scouts of America officials announced Monday the 101-or-whatever-year-old organization will be selling tomahawks as a way to keep pace with their female counterparts’ popular cookie fund-raiser. The move comes to the chagrin of parents, Native Americans and … Continue reading

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Retracing bike tracks

There were areas of the yard where you weren’t allowed to ride. At our house in Portville, N.Y., I would hear Dad say, “DON’T ride in the yard.” His eyes would be open like one of those fake owls people put in … Continue reading

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Day 2,038

Dear Kalista, You are now 2,038 days old. What have you done? For starters, you’ve learned to read. That’s probably the biggest step you’ve taken in your formal education. You’re working on sharing, which will be the most important accomplishment … Continue reading

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Shedding light with the dark side of journalism

It was immoral. It was sleazy. It was completely unethical. When Gonzo journalist Ian Murphy posed as an official-type guy Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would actually take call from in order to get Walker on the horn, it was everything journalism … Continue reading

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Not being bored kind of sucks

Winter isn’t long enough anymore. I realized this last weekend, when about 12 hours worth of activities couldn’t cram itself into 48. A garden needed planted, neighbor girl’s birthday needed attended, dinner needed cooked and cards just had to be … Continue reading

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More things Justin Bieber thinks are ‘evil’

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Teen idol Justin Bieber said Tuesday he not only thinks the United States’ health care system is ‘evil,’ but rocket science, algebra and pirates as well. The news came during an interview with television show “30 Seconds” … Continue reading

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Almost time to be undemocratic

BOLIVAR, N.Y. – Soon, there won’t be enough room on Earth for all the humans we’re making. That’s what Doomsday officials are saying once again, this time via a United Nations prediction the world’s population will increase some 30 percent … Continue reading

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