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Today's News

  • Politicians deserve the boot for this mess

    In the continuing saga of America’s best kept secrets, it’s clear what is causing our citizens to begin to worry that we may be facing a recession despite all the reassurances from the government that it’s not going to happen. But still people aren’t getting mad. They should be screaming with rage the way things are all going downhill, but no outrage yet.

  • He who pays the piper should call the tune

    Two guys in an ice-fishing hut on a lake somewhere in South Dakota have been wondering which of them would cast the vote which one decides the 2008 Democratic presidential nominee. Politics makes interesting small talk while waiting for a bite.

    The South Dakota primary doesn’t happen until June. Historically, it’s usually too late to affect the candidate selection outcome. This year’s Florida and Michigan Democratic primaries may be just as meaningless, because the major political parties decided they were held too early.

  • Georgia police officers talk funny

    With all the hype and hoopla concerning our non-existent immigration policy and the resistance of our so-called illegal immigrants’ failure to use our native tongue makes me remember several instances that were both humorous and informational. Early in my career with General Motors in Doraville, Georgia we had the occasion to become friends with the morning watch commander of the Doraville Police Department.

  • All the news jest the way you like it

    The Jewish holiday of Purim (which occurs this year on March 21) celebrates the Jews’ deliverance from the hands of the wicked Haman in ancient Persia. It is customary to masquerade, poke fun, write satire and have a good time. In honor of the holiday, I offer the following.

    In the news:

    A herd of Texas longhorns escaped from a ranch into the woods along Route 44 in Hernando. When asked about the incident, the owner, James Maverick, explained it was all a big miss-steak.

  • Toast it your way at Breakfast Talk

    Let Larry George and the crew serve you a great Cherrywood breakfast tomorrow, March 8, from 8 to 9:15 a.m. in the Clubhouse. Scrambled eggs, ham, hash browns, orange juice, fruit cup, coffee or tea – and due to popular request the “toast your own bread” table.

    Cherrywood Bowling League

    Well, once again we had another bowling first, Ruth Hurley had her first Turkey last week. She had not bowled in more than 40 years and decided to join the Cherrywood league this year.

  • Ballroom christened as Preserve wedding chapel

    The entire Spruce Creek Preserve community congratulates and extends best wishes to newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Hendrix. Preservists Mac Hendrix and Clare Globis were joined in holy matrimony by Community Association Manager Steve Butts on Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Community Center ballroom.

  • World class golf comes to OTOW

    Golf professionals from around the world will be heading for OTOW’s Chandler Hills Golf Course on March 11 to 14 to compete for a share of the $100,000 purse. More than 100 PGA tour golfers are expected for this event.

    Opening day Tuesday, March 11, is a Pro-Am Tournament where three amateurs will pair up with one professional golfer. It’s a shamble format with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

    After the pro-am play there will be an awards dinner that evening (ticketed event). Cocktails (cash bar) at 5:30 p.m., dinner and entertainment at 6:30 p.m.

  • See if any of these jokes ring a bell

    On this day in 1876 Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone. When seniors think about telephones, the image of an old antique crank wall phone comes to mind, while the younger generation considers an antique telephone to be a black thing having a dial with numbered holes.

    Now, telephones are so tiny that most people carry them around. Obviously, telephone lines run through Pun Alley with some phoney stories.

  • U.N. treaties threaten our constitutional rights

    Since it is two weeks before the next primaries in Texas and Ohio we have time to discuss a subject that is important to the welfare of our citizens and country. The American people are largely living in the dark when it comes to what Congress is doing behind closed doors.

    This always shows up after the fact of a bill, treaty, etc., is already approved and signed, never giving the public a chance to offer an idea or opinion before the fact. Congress and the administration even lie to the public about our two current wars.

  • Does eHarmony know something I don't?

    For as far back as I can remember (which may not be very long in real time) I have been getting messages from eHarmony.com. I do not mind getting e-mail because that is what the Internet is all about. If I happen to get an e-mail I do not like I simply press “delete” and, presto, it is gone.

    Some e-mail senders are more persistent than others are. After a while it crosses that invisible line called “being downright pesky.” Such has been the case most recently for Yours Truly from eHarmony.