- Smoking ban is a good idea
We’re all pill-poppers & junk food junkies
Anyone who grew up in the Eubank area in the 50’s and 60’s probably remembers our local general practice physician Dr. Williams; a wonderful man. I only remember one occasion when my parents took me to see him. I was delirious with a temperature of 103 and Dr. Williams gave me a shot of penicillin. I may have been delirious but I remember that needle; it must have been three inches long and the size of a pencil lead.
How do you restore earning power of the middle class?
I don't think a story in this yet young new year has chilled me quite so much as the January 2, 2012 story in the Lexington Herald-Leader about General Electric in Louisville planning to hire new workers. With wages dropping domestically, General Electric is proposing to increase manufacturing of appliances.
Alumnus not sure about Science Hill High School
It’s possible to have too much of a good thing. Having one or two cookies at a time is fine. Having a whole box/tray/jar full of them is liable to make you sick (to say nothing of your waistline).
R.I.P. Eubank High — 1929-1986. Torched Dec. 30, 2011
Friday night, Decemter 30th, 2011, the abandoned old building that used to house Eubank High School burned down to the exterior brick. A good shove will send them tumbling into the chasm that remains of the smoldering ruins.
New Year’s Resolutions
Since Santa Claus has come and gone and all I got in my stocking was a lump of coal, I think I should start compiling my New Year’s resolutions and perhaps I’ll fare better on his naughty or nice list next year. Some of the things I’m considering are:
Caution on Privatization
New University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto recently announced that the university would stay out of the fracas surrounding whether to replace or remodel Rupp Arena. I think that was probably the correct move. The entire complex at Lexington Center really has more to do with the development of downtown Lexington as an attraction than it does a place for the Wildcats to play basketball.
- A Stand-In Santa’s Plea
It’s Only Money
On Saturday, Dec. 17, I had occasion to visit the local Wal-Mart for some basic items. If the crowd there was any indication of difficult economic times, I would not want to go shopping if times were good!
I got trapped in the meat isle and was afraid I’d have to wait for leaner times to fight my way to the rear for a gallon of milk. When I finally made it to the check out counter, with a good degree of exhaustion, I could not help but notice the number of those red, white and blue cards—the ones provided by the government—being used to pay for purchases.
Try this ...
Is there anyone left who just doesn't get the message of the Occupy movement? If so, then try this.
By employing a plethora of tax-dodging techniques, 30 multi-million dollar American corporations expended more money lobbying Congress than they paid in federal income taxes between 2008 and 2010, ultimately spending approximately $400,000 every day -- including weekends -- during that three-year period to lobby lawmakers and influence political elections, according to a new report from the non-partisan Public Campaign.
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