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Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 12:49 PM

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.

Posted Mar 1, 2015 at 9:20 AM

"Is everything all right, miss?"The young lady had just exited the dollar store on Main Street in Hornell and was speedily attacking her iced-up windshield with a scraper.I had spied her as I walked the slippery sidewalk on a...

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 2:16 PM

There are full moons, new moons, super moons, even blue moons and there was another one that graced our skies over the western hill on Wednesday, February 18th, a black moon! A beautiful sight to behold again on Friday and Saturday as the planets...

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 9:42 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 24, 2015 at 10:57 AM

 The week when Brian Williams left his anchor desk and Jon Stewart announced plans to leave the Daily Show later this year was a sad one for news junkies like this reporter and others who can’t get enough factual news and...

Posted Feb 24, 2015 at 2:00 AM

It’s over. The fat lady has sung — or at least is waiting in the wings to go on stage. It took awhile, but the American Revolution against dynastic monarchists has finally been routed. The Brits have won. Loyal subjects in...

Updated Feb 22, 2015 at 8:44 PM

“Veterans Press 1” takes viewers into the responders’ cubicles as they connect with veterans coping with everything from depression and divorce, to anger and anxiety. Often, the callers are teetering along the twin cliff edges...

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 2:10 PM

Enjoy Wordsmith Carolyn’s look at our linguistic past: “Old Words And Phrases Remind Us Of The Way We Were. Lots of old expressions have become obsolete because of the inexorable march of technology, including ‘don’t...

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 12:46 PM

The Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund, (we all know that in fact there is no trust fund), receives 0.9 percent of the Social Security payroll taxes collected. As currently funded, the “trust fund” will be exhausted in...

Updated Feb 19, 2015 at 10:14 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 16, 2015 at 1:02 PM

That was a messy week for Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) when comedian Jon Stewart lampooned the junior senator from North Carolina on “The Daily Show” for five minutes, several news outlets mentioned. Notoriety has been building since...

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