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What’s in a name? Few, if any, remember why Harvey E. Alter had an elementary school named after him. Now it’s just a building on Thomas St. where oldsters recall once was a building that served … more
Grammy-winning artist R. Kelly came unglued in an interview that was slated to air on “CBS This Morning.” The interview was his first since being charged with sexual abuse last month. Kelly also … more
The thief who made off with a 3-year-old’s prosthetic leg in Illinois deserves all the scorn society can heap on him or her. Chances are the person had no idea what was inside the backpack that the … more
Mardi Gras season is over, and we are now in the more solemn religious season of Lent. Mardi Gras, which means Fat Tuesday, with its parades and colorful costumes, always generates a fair amount of … more
Experts tell us victims don’t lie, and that might be true. Here’s the problem: Fake victims always lie. They commit the crime of stolen grievance, at an expense of people who suffer and those who … more
We read in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that some St. Louis attorneys accused the National Football League and its owners of not responding to multiple requests for information, refusing to swear to … more
It’s been some time since Rome Free Academy’s boys basketball team has been an area powerhouse. It’s been nearly 45 years since the Black Knights raced to a sectional title to cap the 1973-74 … more
Call it The Little Rover That Could. The Mars rover Opportunity was dispatched to the red planet in 2004 for what was to be a 90-day exploratory mission. This month -- 15 years later -- NASA formally … more
Tony Foulds, 82, has a better appreciation than most about the importance of living every day to its fullest. At age 8, this British boy watched Lt. John Kriegshauser of St. Louis sacrifice his life … more
As this editorial is being written, there are nearly 115,000 people in this country who are waiting for an organ transplant. Sadly, some of these people will pass away while waiting for an organ. … more
Whether or not Tim Tebow makes a Major League Baseball roster may not mean much to many of our readers. But, his recurring message, especially when directed at kids and their dreams, however, means a … more
An Oklahoma woman took an unusual approach in her online flirtation through a dating app: She bragged to a potential match about the deer she had just killed. Turns out the potential match happened … more
A Kansas judge gave a reduced sentence to a 67-year-old man convicted of soliciting sex from two sisters, aged 13 and 14. His explanation for the reduced sentence was that the sisters were the … more
Pope Francis last week publicly acknowledged for the first time a new clergy sexual abuse issue: The victims this time aren’t children, but nuns. It’s a disturbing twist to the abuse scandals … more
A scientist says an object recently spotted streaking past the sun may be an interstellar alien probe riding on a stream of light. This might be easy to dismiss as a crackpot theory, except that the … more
A would-be St. Louis carjacking victim got a lucky break the other day. Very lucky. As the Post-Dispatch’s Kim Bell reported, a man with a gun tapped on the window of a car in the Lafayette Square … more
We’ve had editorials on this topic before but it’s always good to issue a reminder: Winter thrills, sometimes, can kill. In the last couple of weeks, a Rockland County snowmobiler died when his … more
Here are a couple of unusual items that popped up on our news wire in recent weeks. Hotel rooms for Chicago’s homeless. With temperatures in Chicago plummeting past 20 below zero last week, … more
It turns out your iPhone may have been spying on you. In an AP story carried in the Daily Sentinel dated Jan. 29, Apple acknowledged a glitch that allowed iPhone users to listen in on other iPhone … more
What do you do when an elderly driver is clearly not in the right mental state to get behind the wheel? What do you do when that person, only two days earlier, had provoked a serious accident by … more
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