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Board should confront communication problem

Perhaps we need to define the term

Time for new focal point for Black History Month

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Waging war when needed: cost of being a grownup

Watching war protests around the world punctuated by '60s rhetoric that sounded off-key and out of context, I was grateful for grownups in higher places. It is a tough time to be an adult More

Letters To The Editor

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In a real reality show, there

This week television viewers were treated to the rapturous gauzy scene in which Bachelorette Trista Rehn accepted a proposal of marriage from fireman Ryan Sutter after a whirlwind six weeks of speed dating. We also learned that construction worker Evan Marriott wanted to

Snowstorm gives proof that SUVs aren

We confess. We own a sport utility vehicle, and we love it. So after months of SUV-bashing by the eco-Nazis

Jackson gets cash to tell his account of immorality

Here's a moral dilemma that just about everyone will understand, with the possible exception of Michael Jackson. The Fox Television Network is paying the troubled singer millions to give his side of the story, after a firestorm of outrage over his videotaped admission that he sleeps with young boys. More

Comparing Saddam to Hitler: definitely justified

"We do need to remind everybody that tyrants don't respond to any kind of appeasement," President Bush's national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, explained last weekend. "

Letters To The Editor

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Nashville needs to take lead in downtown living

There is an old saw about the pecking order of cities in Tennessee. Memphis looks down on Nashville. Nashville looks down on Knoxville. And nobody even considers Chattanooga. More

As school kids, back in the days of the Cold War, we were taught to "duck and cover." In case of nuclear attack, the way to protect yourself was to duck under your desk. We even practiced it in school. Of course, we look back and laugh about it now, realizing it provided no protection at all. More

FAA has come up with aviation aversion therapy

Aversion therapy is sometimes used when there are associated behavior patterns that are pleasant but might be regarded by a third party as undesirable. For example, alcoholics love consuming large amounts of alcohol. Aversion therapy involves associating alcohol consumption with a very unpleasant stimulus. More

Korean Peninsula peace calls for great care

The war of words is escalating in North Korea and may be spinning out of control. Tuesday, North Korea threatened to pull out of the armistice that ended the Korean War in 1953. The peace in the region has been fragile for years. It won More

No logical justification for action of war on Iraq

People throughout the world call out for peace. In return, war is offered as the answer by the current leadership of our nation. Shortly after the tragedy now known as Sept. 11, our government declared war on Afghanistan. At the time, the goal was to remove the Taliban and to kill or capture Osama bin Laden. More

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Belmont

In 'Fast Food Nation', Eric Schlosser writes about the dumbing down of the fast food industry. Over time, the fast food giants figured out how to standardize the production line so completely that nothing was left to chance. Everything turned out exactly the same, which was the goal, but creativity and initiative were also taken out of the equation. More

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Our U.S. ports of entry are still filled with holes

Robert Cramer, head of special investigations at the General Accounting Office (GAO), recently appeared before the Senate Finance Committee to present lawmakers with a rather disquieting report that suggests it still is easy for individuals to steal into the United States using fake documents. More

Accounting trade magic: making billions disappear

Talk about perfect timing. To give the millions of Americans who are taking up the dreaded yearly task of preparing their taxes just a little bit more aggravation, here comes the story of massive tax avoidance by Sprint CEO William Esrey and his right-hand man Ron LeMay. These two paid no taxes on $288 million in stock-option profits thanks to some highly imaginative tax shelters dreamed up by the accounting alchemists at Ernst & Young. More

McWhorter

University of California at Berkeley linguistics professor John McWhorter prefers academic discourse to sociopolitical discussion, and dislikes being labeled a conservative. But McWhorter