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Last week’s botched execution of convicted killer Joseph Wood was enough to make anyone sick to their stomach. Unless, of course, you believe justice and revenge are one in the same.According to a July 24 CNN report, witness accounts said “Wood gasped and struggled to breathe during his nearly two-hour execution,” while reporter Troy Hayden described his last breaths like “a fish on shore gulping for air.”

Posted Jul 29, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Here’s the headline to a recent Op-Ed column that appeared in Forbes magazine, "Close the libraries and buy everyone an Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription." What do you think?  First, quite simply, the math...

Updated Jul 28, 2014 at 4:04 PM

There is a great deal of attention given to the heritage in both Wayne and Pike counties. We know we are not alone; across the country there are local historical societies and individuals who care about who came before them, what...

Updated Jul 28, 2014 at 4:02 PM

  A book has been written by Joyce E. Chaplin titled " Round About the Earth" which tells the story of circumnavigating the globe, started by Ferdinand Magellan in 1519.  The 535 page book touches such famous...

Updated Jul 28, 2014 at 4:00 PM

When Citigroup accepted what the media hailed as a whopping $7 billion penalty for defrauding its own investors and wrecking our economy, the bank just shrugged."We believe that this settlement is in the best interest of our...

Updated Jul 28, 2014 at 3:58 PM

     I feel like a really young dinosaur.     I need that perspective to keep feeling young even though I have been in this industry for 20 years.    Since May 4, 1994, I...

Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 1:28 PM

A growing number of American companies are moving overseas ... on paper, at least.

Posted Jul 25, 2014 at 2:01 AM

A prison term should not mean a lifetime of misfortune for a former offender. Yet that is what the criminal justice system produces every day. Former offenders are saddled for life with criminal records that make employment, education and public...

Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 12:54 PM

I’m in favor of taking care of children.I hope you are, too.

Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 10:43 AM

After watching an entertaining episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” I was compelled to do a little research of my own concerning wage disparity in the U.S.

Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 3:55 PM

HAWLEY- Robert Boland was a family man, a laborer in Hawley and loved baseball. He was credited in the local press with interrupting a daring burglary at the Hawley post office in the winter of 1895.

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