When you have to write a column each week, suddenly, you’re always scouting for ideas. Could this be a column? Could that? How much trouble would such-and-such a topic get me in (No one likes hate mail)? Is it worth it?
A major industry that is having troubled times is the National Football League (NFL). Attendance is down for some of the teams and interest overall in pro football seems for many to be waning.
If a person wants a job, there are many opportunities today. It’s been that way for some time. The problem is too many of the jobless feel many of the openings are below the type of work they want to do. Of course, there are some who really don’t want to work, and they will live off unemploy…
Embattled Judge Roy Moore of Alabama, who is a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, is fighting off calls for him to drop out due to claims from five women of alleged sexual misconduct. Many senators have called for him to quit the race, and one even said if Moore is elected that august…
I’m not super sentimental or nostalgic. I’m the person who throws most things away because “you can’t keep everything.” But if you’re reading this Wednesday, Nov. 15 — today you get a bit of sentimentality. You see, today is my son’s 11th birthday.
It’s tough to lose a state championship game, finishing second, but the Washington High School soccer Blue Jays have earned an accomplishment that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
There hasn’t been a great deal of publicity about it, but there is another movement afoot for St. Louis city to merge with St. Louis County. The Wall Street Journal in its Nov. 4-5, issue devoted about a half page (A3) to “Rethinking the ‘Great Divorce’,” a division that occurred in 1876.
The threat of a mass shooting is something Americans have to live with today. A mass shooting can occur anywhere. Who would ever have thought a shooter would enter a small church in a tiny town in Texas and kill 26 people and wound another 20?
Pacific joined other cities in the St. Louis County Municipal League to oppose any statewide vote on the question of a St. Louis and St. Louis County merger.
Whatever feelings of “guilt” which I might have about my role as a white oppressor are more than tempered by my firm belief that most adverse consequences in life are the result of poor decision-making, either by the principal party or by his or her parents.
When did this current wave of patriotism capture the attention of Americans? Some people believe it started when Ronald Reagan was president. Others will tell you it came some time after the Vietnam War, which divided the country, but they can’t pinpoint the exact time.
The timing for it at the start of Veterans Week was terrible. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a coward, a deserter, escaped death or a prison term. At least he was given a dishonorable discharge from the Army.
As I read The Missourian on a regular basis I am greatly concerned with information obtained about the possibility of closing the city’s public pool. I just cannot believe it!
Dr. John Crane needs to find a hobby, other than writing weekly letters blasting our president. I hope Doc Crane knows that he is in the minority here, and his psycho babble is starting to wear on people. The people reading The Missourian are not your patients. I understand that you are looking for a reason to be significant since you have been retired, but bashing the president with whom millions of people elected, does not make you any more important.
In response to a recent headline “No Immediate Plans to Close Pool” — it would be beneficial for our city if there were no future plans to close the pool either.
The advances in communication are remarkable. However, we are old school and we aren’t an active participant in all the bells, whistles, buttons and keyboards of the electronic age.
The good news is that the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recognizes the congestion on Highway 47 between Washington and St. Clair, and it is the No. 1 priority in Franklin County.
The city of Washington’s special committee to look into possible capital improvement projects to be funded by a continuation of the half-cent sales tax, which will be up for renewal in 2018, should consider a second access to the riverfront.
Associated Press stories have said that hackers “disrupted” last year’s presidential election. Did they disrupt or try to disrupt the election? The election went pretty well as planned and on schedule.
The city of Washington has formed a capital improvement sales tax committee to study and recommend whether or not the city should continue its half-cent sales tax for needed capital improvements. The tax has been in force since 1989 and has been renewed several times by voters.
The Southwest Airliner from Baltimore, Md., was on time Saturday at 8 p.m. Inside Terminal 2 at Lambert St. Louis International Airport anxious family members, many with welcome home signs, and other greetings, waited for their loved ones. Elizabeth La Kamp, a professional singer who enterta…
You would have a tough time explaining to Scenic Regional Library officials that print is on the way out — pushed by the electronic wave. That may be true in some parts of the country, but in Scenic Regional Library territory, print dominates.
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Put 100 psychiatrists in a room together, which is never a good idea, and we’ll disagree about any given topic, whether it be psychiatry, politics, religion, what’s for dinner, any thing. I’m exaggerating, but only a bit.