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Readers must be patient for next Roger column By BETH ALTENA Those who enjoy Roger’s regular column of wisdom and humor will have to do without his words for a while as Roger recuperates from a minor heart attack suffered last week. He just isn’t up to typing up anything for this issue and hopefully, […]

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When things get crazy Wow. The world of hourly or daily news sometimes has dull days but there are times when everything happens at once. Last week made me glad this paper is a hometown weekly.  We didn’t have to rush around to cover the explosions and deaths in the Middle East or the “storm […]

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General confusion It’s risky these days to turn on the radio or the TV. I’d like to avoid getting any more information about Tampa’s social life.   Speaking of generals Although I was in the army for two years, I never met a general. Never even saw one. Maybe it’s because I was only Private […]

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Fingers crossed A week has gone by since election day, so I think my crossed fingers may have done some good – no re-counts or major protests have popped up to give the news channels something to fill their time with. On the other hand, I should have crossed them about General Petraeus, head of […]

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Disaster! Tornadoes, floods, and hurricanes. For 20 years I visited their aftermath as a reservist employee of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Since this paper comes out after Tuesday’s voting, my comments aren’t political. They reflect what I know or experienced first hand. Most FEMA employees are part-timers, from all over America, with particular […]