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Champions

When I was in high school I went out for football. To be a starter all I had to do was beat out Art Branstatter. Since I was 6’ tall…

Provotie the dog

In Georgia recently,  a case has come up involving a dog. A pit-bull to be exact. A county in Georgia has filed a petition to have the pit-bull destroyed. Not because…

Important memos

OK, all you mom’s out there….for your shopping list, “bread, milk, eggs, acrylic acid….” that’s right. Don’t forget the acrylic acid. It turns out that’s the main ingredient in disposable…

Ahoy there!

The U.S. Supreme Court doesn’t hear many cases. Thousands are submitted to the Court, but they only pick a few [called “granting certiorari”] to be heard. The Court only picks…

Lawyer advertising

  I’ve never liked advertising by lawyers. Before the 1970s it was unethical and prohibited by the Bar Association. I wish it were still that way, but the wheels of…

Hot Coffee and Meats

Last Monday, September 17th, marked the 150th anniversary of theBattle of Antietam. Named for Antietam Creek by the Union and Sharpsburgby the Confederates, the battle was fought September 17th, 1862.…

My Blue Heaven

  This column is about walleye fishing. Wait! Wait! Come back! It’s really interesting stuff! At least it is if you like to catch walleyes. If you’re one of those,…

Fun with Purple

OK, the movie Purple: Organized Crime in aSmallTown, has come and gone leaving behind renewed interest in Clare’s gangster past. I wrote a column a few weeks ago about Meyer…

Going to Court

Sooner or later everyone has to go to court for something or other. Courts can be pretty intimidating the first time you visit. Since you’ve probably never been to court…

Constitutional Relevancy

I’ve received a nice letter from Deborah Meister who teaches at the Fellowship Baptist Academy in Carson City. Her students are writing essays on the question of “Is the Constitution…

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