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Trojan icon is more than a football coach

By Jay Cason

I never thought I could become a Southern Cal football fan. Maybe it’s because of the way they repeatedly run roughshod over my University of Michigan Wolverines in the Rose Bowl.

It wasn’t always that way. The Michiganders swamped the Trojans 49-0 in the 1949 Rose Bowl. But that’s ancient history and I didn’t become a Wolverine fan until the 1970s when I moved to Michigan. Since then it has been all University of Southern California. They whipped U of M 14-3 in 1970, 14-6 in 1972, 28-14 in 2004, and 32-18 two years ago.


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Letters to the editor

By The Staff

Children thankful for returned parade ribbon

To the editor:

We want to thank the nice person who turned in our second place Christmas parade ribbon.

We wish we knew who he was so we could thank him personally.

We also want to thank Lawrenceburg Mayor Edwinna Baker for calling us with the good news and giving us the ribbon back last week. Madeleine the reindeer goat thanks you, too!

Rio and Quetzal Velasco

Lawrenceburg

Septic users must comply with pumping regulations

To the editor:


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The Night Before Christmas (at the White House)

By The Staff

The Night Before Christmas

(at the White House)

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the nation

Not a creature was stirring, due to economic stagnation

A list of woes was hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that Obama would soon be there;

The twins were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of bourbon balls danced in their heads

And mamma in her 'kerchief' eating a wrap

Had just settled down with the world's biggest sap

When out on the lawn there arose such a howl,


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Let it snow — on weekends, holidays

By Shannon Brock

Considering it’s a little after noon on Monday, and I’m writing this column several hours before an impending winter storm, perhaps it’s fitting that the song running through my head right now begins with the words, “Oh, the weather outside is frightful…”


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It’s time to print our own money

By Ben Carlson

In dribs and drabs, Lawrenceburg’s business community is shrinking nearly every week as small businesses continue to go under.

As a community, we can sit back and wait for someone in Frankfort or Washington, D.C., to sprinkle pixie dust on the economy and get it back on track, or we can take matters into our own hands.


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Preserving Cason family history

By Jay Cason

Unlike my wife, who can trace her heritage directly to ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War, I don’t know a whole lot about my family’s history.


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A different way to spread holiday cheer

By Shannon Brock

A Mountain Dew sits to my left and a bag of Doritos sits behind it. When I go home tonight, I know that I’ll either have something to cook for dinner or the money to go to the grocery store and find it.

I say this not to remind you of how much junk food I eat, but to remind you that I’m one of the lucky ones — I have food to eat.

A very giving group of people — led by Tamara Williams — is hosting a dinner tomorrow night at Emma B. Ward Elementary as a fundraiser for those who aren’t so lucky.


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The U.S. economy — fish or foul?

By Jay Cason

Does anyone else find it more than a little bizarre that so many heretofore ardent capitalists have turned to a form of socialism to bail out Wall Street, big banking and possibly the big three auto companies?

But that is exactly what has been happening since the massive financial meltdown began.

And why is it that when poor folks receive government assistance the well-to-do label it as welfare, but those same moneyed people think it’s OK when their failing businesses receive welfare in the form of a government handout/bailout?


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Spreading the movement of love

By Shannon Brock

To write love on her arms.

I’d seen those six words in pictures, on T-shirts, in advertisements and on websites too many times to count. “Those aren’t just a random set of words,” I’ve thought to myself. “There has to be a meaning behind them.”

But as often happens, my mind would wander and I’d quickly forget those six words until the next time I saw them somewhere. Then, sadly, the process would repeat itself.


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A mold that should never be broken

By Ben Carlson

God has a special mold from which he creates firefighters.


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