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Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 11:43 AM

I always loved Minnie Minoso.The Cuban immigrant who was the ninth black player in the major leagues and the first in Chicago died Sunday. He was somewhere around 90. Because of his background, no one is sure exactly how old he really was. His name wasn’t even Minnie – or Minoso for that matter.

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 11:16 AM

Remember when a minute seemed like an hour and an hour like an entire day?

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 8:40 AM

The way I see it, we have two choices.We can set up our economic system so that every able-bodied person who wants to work hard can succeed.

Updated Feb 19, 2015 at 2:23 PM

There's always plenty of interesting material making the rounds on the Internet. Some of it is publishable and some isn't. I particularly enjoy those items that raise some profound questions regarding political correctness.

Updated Feb 19, 2015 at 9:13 AM

The great thing about a 10-year plan is that there are so few things that are truly impossible.In 10 years I could go from only playing golf a couple of times a year to becoming the top golfer on the Champions Tour.

Updated Feb 12, 2015 at 3:06 PM

Christmas in February?

Updated Feb 9, 2015 at 9:03 AM

A friend asked me last week how I would rank the Obama administration in comparison to the other presidencies of U.S. history. He finished his query by adding, “Would he be last?” I will ignore his follow-up comment and focus on some comparisons,...

Updated Feb 5, 2015 at 4:07 PM

I must admit that I was a little giddy when newly elected Governor Asa Hutchinson announced his proposal to cut income taxes for the middle class by about $102 million a year. However, that giddiness didn't last long when I read the Independent...

Updated Feb 4, 2015 at 9:24 AM

What is wrong with us?Vaccinations have as much business in the political arena as a rotund rodent has being trusted for a 42-day weather forecast.

Updated Jan 29, 2015 at 12:37 PM

Watching the 6 o'clock news the past few days, I have begun counting my blessings. New Yorkers and New Englanders are bracing themselves for one of the worst snowstorms in more than a century. National weather personnel are predicting high winds and...

Updated Jan 29, 2015 at 12:33 PM

District 12's Representative Chris Richey worked behind the scenes on HB1113 with Rep. Nate Bell to reach a compromise that would have created a new holiday on Nov. 30, the date on which Patrick Cleburne was killed during the Battle of Franklin in...

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