I always loved “show-and-tell” when I was a kid.
As you probably heard, broadcast journalist Mike Wallace died last Saturday at 93. As some were heard to say, Mike Wallace succumbed “at a ripe old age.”
This is a smart idea.
Many of us were playing that time-tested game of “what-if” last week.
Listening to the oral arguments on the Affordable Care Act last week, I had flashbacks from my constitutional law courses taken in graduate school, because of issues about whether the federal government could regulate the healthcare industry.
Reader grateful for responders to fire
It is with profound humbleness that I find myself writing this thank you note. As most of you are aware, I had a house fire on the first floor of my home on Feb. 14, 2012. Even though I lost personal belongings, my life and my dogs were saved.
As my final week of holiday in Australia drew to an end, I still found myself struggling trying to learn the inner workings of cricket before inevitably giving up. Back in the States, the madness was quickly unraveling, as the NCAA basketball tournaments eventually crowned the men’s and women’s elite.
Great time held by all at St. Patrick’s Dance
I want to thank parishioners and priests of St. Ann’s Catholic Church for their support of our successful St. Patrick’s Dance on March 17. We are most grateful for the donations that were given by local businesses: Casapulla’s Restaurant, Hocker’s and Giant.
The Town of Selbyville has been discussing water issues in the town for quite some time. From run-off to wastewater to water bills to the quality of the town’s drinking water, Selbyville officials have been dealing with water in some shape or form for years.
From the moment I could talk, many of my conversations have been focused on sports, and the athletes who play them.
You probably didn’t know that a “California stop” is not a stop at all.
As Americans, when it comes to sports, it’s so incredibly easy to get wrapped up in our lifestyle and what we think of as the norm. Highlights and news in football, baseball, basketball and hockey have become the daily routine for sports fans in the United States. But after taking a step outside of our world, it’s obvious that the games, sports and lifestyles that we perceive as strange are an everyday occurrence elsewhere.
As Americans, when it comes to sports, it’s so incredibly easy to get wrapped up in our lifestyle and what we think of as the norm. Highlights and news in football, baseball, basketball and hockey have become the daily routine for sports fans in the United States.
It’s probably not surprising to anyone who regularly reads our paper to see that Ocean View is the subject of our editorial this week. After all, the town has seen discord between council members, staff, residents and, yes, newspaper reporters over recent years.
I bite my tongue a lot, particularly during debates between people over the national political scene. It’s not that I’m apathetic toward politics, or afraid to take a stand on something I strongly believe in, as much as it’s a case of me not having a dog in the fight.
After news concerning the health of Indian River’s longtime math teacher and member of the athletic department Ray Steele surfaced over social media networks last week, an overwhelming ache shot through my entire body. Friends and family shared their concern, informing others that Steele suffered a serious heart attack and was admitted into Peninsula Regional Medical Center.
LWV seeks openness from leaders
Allow me to address the very esteemed court of public opinion regarding the significance of the weekend ahead of us. It is my argument that this is indeed the greatest of all the 52 weekends we see in a year, and that is saying a lot. After all, your honor, weekends generally rock.
State Sen. George H. Bunting Jr. (D-Bethany Beach) announced his retirement on the floor of the state Senate on Tuesday, March 13. Bunting has served as senator for the 20th District since 1996, and prior to that was a state representative from 1982 to 1984, and 1986 to 1996. It’s fair to say he’s put in his time.
Reader weighs in on gas prices
Headline: Oil prices hovered above $107 a barrel on March 1, despite growth in crude supplies and weak gasoline demand.
Question: How do we explain the rising cost of gas at the pump when supply is going up and demand is going down?
Answer: Wall Street speculators are driving the cost up.
There’s really only so much athletes can control when in the heat of battle, particularly in a sport like basketball. They can control their energy. They can control their effort. They can play good defense. What they can’t always control is whether or not they are making their shots.
A true legend turned 100 this week.
Reader offers opinion on dog-chaining law
It is the most heartbreaking thing to see. That is the cruelty of dogs being chained or penned 24/7.
State Election Commissioner Elaine Manlove recently dismissed an appeal by Frankford resident and 2012 town council candidate Greg Welch in which he argued that town officials had not acted properly in refusing to delay the town’s recent election “to allow proper voter and candidate registration.”
Boys will be boys, right?
One of the things we really enjoy about being a community paper is that we can heap a great deal of attention on the young men and women from local schools who excel in athletics. In our case, we focus the vast majority of our coverage on Indian River High School, and the secondary and elementary schools that funnel students into the high school when they advance that far in their studies.
There’s no secret that I’m fascinated by my dogs. The shar-pei, Guinness, fills the role of the big, happy dog that exists to eat, play and sleep. Bailey, the pug, is the princess that wants to be held and coddled, but also has a fiery temper and consistently overcomes obstacles to her health — like emphysema and an eyeball that literally popped out of her head one day after a seizure.
Media sources promote bigotry
This is in response to Mr. [Thomas M.] Keely’s critique of my Feb. 3 letter, “Grateful for hope and change.” He presents a very long litany of complaints about our president. They beg the question of what media sources he utilizes to obtain his dubious information.
The Millville Town Council voted Tuesday night to hold a farmers’ market this summer, taking place on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Millville joins Bethany Beach, Millsboro, Sea Colony, Selbyville and others in the area as locations where shoppers can get their goods directly from the farmers who grow or produce them.