Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Brief Note to Mom

Dear Mom — Thank you for raising me with a firm hand. I know now as a parent myself that I needed it. Thank you for making me take a bite out of a bar of soap and chew it … Continue reading

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Harry’s Energy Summit Hype

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says construction on the world’s first hybrid power plant is starting in northern Nevada. Reid says Enel Green Power North America’s geothermal plant in Churchill County is adding a solar project. The plant will … Continue reading

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Secret Files

As settlers continued to arrive along the North Coast of California and move in on what had been traditionally Indian lands, trouble when from being jus’ violent confrontations on the local front, to the creation of legal proceedings. This of … Continue reading

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Army Sergeant Returned to Reno

Reno  2011 — A Reno soldier was found dead in his barracks room at Fort Carson, Colorado.  Army officials say they discovered Sgt. Jacob Sitko’s body on August 13th. Post officials launched a full investigation into the soldier’s death. So … Continue reading

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The Darndest Thing

As a kid I loved to watch the TV program, “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” with Art Linkletter. This was back when it came on in the afternoon. One afternoon, I told Mom, “I’m going to be on that show … Continue reading

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Cultures of the Tea Party

Reno 2011 — A sociology researcher says Tea Party voters are more likely than other voters to fear change and harbor negative attitudes toward immigrants. The study, called “Cultures of the Tea Party,” is being presented in Las Vegas at … Continue reading

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Inspired Writing: Laura Ingalls-Wilder

It was Mrs. Valeria Damm who first introduced me to Laura Ingalls-Wilder and “Little House on the Praire.” When I say “me,” I actually mean the entire third grade class she was reading the book too. Later on, my sister … Continue reading

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