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February 22, 2011

BY MARK TURNER
    Films based on actual events have pluses and minuses. The minus is that they tend to overdramatize the story they are trying to tell. The plus is that more often than not you’re given a glimpse into an amazing story. The thing I’ve noticed with most is that the plus almost always outweighs the minus, especially since most of us are privy to the reality that was.

From Left Field

February 22, 2011

By BOB SHRALUKA

Alone With J

February 14, 2011

By J SWYGART
    Teachers at North Adams Community Schools have been working without a new collective bargaining agreement since previous one expired on July 31, 2010. Thanks to a so-called “status quo” provision of current state law, however, the terms of the previous, albeit expired, contract between the school district and the North Adams Teachers Association (NATA) will remain in effect until the next pact is negotiated and ratified.

From Left Field

February 14, 2011

BY BOB SHRALUKA
        The current session of the Indiana Legislature doesn't lack for some really dumb ideas. One of them has garnered little publicity, but ranks near the top on the dumb list.
    A bill introduced in the Senate by Sen. Jean Leising, R-Oldenburg, would ban public access to traffic accident reports for a period of 90 days after the accident.

Digital Views

February 8, 2011

By MARK TURNER
    The past few years the vampire film has changed from what began as a horrifying creature to a seductive animal, followed by more creatures and finally with the TWILIGHT films a vampire more interested in seduction than, say, draining blood. All that changed with a wel-received Swedish film called LET THE RIGHT ONE IN.

From Left Field

February 2, 2011

    There is hope, folks. Honest to goodness hope.     If Don Spice has his way, maybe sometime this spring the tall building on the corner of Second and Monroe streets once famous for its Holthouse Drug Co. business — but now the one most referred to as "the eyesore" — will be renovated, cleaned up and functioning as a business ... or businesses.

Schindler Sez

February 2, 2011

Schindler Sez
    Everyone has a photographic memory, but not too many people get the picture.

    Can you imagine a world without men? No crime and lots of happy fat women.
        —Nicole Hollander

    Can you imagine a world without women? No nagging and lots of beer, sports, and merriment. 
        — Schindler

You be the Judge

From Left Field

January 24, 2011

By BOB SHRALUKA
    Mary Jo Toole wants you to know everything is going well at Operation Help these days — "blessed" is the word she uses — but please don't take that to mean you can quit helping. No one wants to go back to where the local food bank was in the latter days of 2010, when the place had to close for a couple of days due to a lack of food on its shelves.

Schindler Sez

January 24, 2011

By JIM SCHINDLER

Schindler Sez
    Never try to please everybody … it can’t be done!

The Laughing Dutchman
    Jon came to the United States from Holland 50 years ago, when he was only five years old. After talking with him for a while, Eric asked, “Do they still have windmills in Holland, or just windbags?”
    “A little bit of both,” Jon answered, laughing.

Digital Views

January 17, 2011

By MARK TURNER
    Thirdty-five years ago a movie appeared that began a genre of its own. Loosely based on the horror genre that used any animal from killer shrews to giant ants, the film featured Mother Nature gone wild and becoming the most terrifying of all creatures. That film was JAWS and the movies that paid tribute to in whether directly or not is long.

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