News for Monday, November 17, 2003

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Taupe, ecru, tawny? No, brown! - R.H. Joseph

Once again mired in the re-decorating blues (Is He testing me?), I am at wit's end, rendered stark raving mad by the myriad choices available to one lucky (or unlucky) enough to be born in The Land of Plenty.

Lakers breeze to win in season opener

By Jeffery Armstrong

Obituaries

November 17, 2003

Stinchcomb named AD of the Year

From staff reports

CCSU soccer players named to all-PBC teams

From staff reports

Could there be a ghost in your house? - April Avison

I'm glad October has ended. Speaking from the perspective of someone who was raised in a household where "Halloween" was a bad word, I've never found myself too interested in the season in which children n and adults n dress themselves up as ghosts and goblins and witches.

Good woman, bad situation - Ed Brock

There's a popular carnival ride that I've heard about but never experienced.

Dad's policies sound pretty good - Bob Paslay

What a difference some years make in our perspective. I remember distinctly sitting around with others full of bloodlust and enthusiasm after Americans kicked the Iraqis out of Kuwait and bemoaning the fact that George Bush was a wimp and didn't follow through and invade Iraq.

Memories of JFK assassination - Tamara Boatwright

For the last few weeks we have been asking for readers' memories of Nov. 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Living life is not a chore - Zach Porter

There are some people I've met who as far as I can tell define their lives as: A. Stuff and B. Whatever it takes to get the stuff done. "Just get it done" n that's their motto. Tasks and the completion of those tasks presumably 'til your poor heart fails you. That's it. No commentary, no interpretation and certainly no room for fun. You live in a box, you drive in a box, you watch other "personalities" on a box, and you will ultimately rest in a box. Why not loosen up in the meantime and come out of your shell? Do you really want to view life as a series of items to check off a "to-do list"?

?Shop With A Cop' program under way

By Ed Brock

Requiem for teacher who loved democracy - Diane Wagner

I'm tempted to use his name, but there's an off chance that he's still alive.

?The Nutcracker' ready for local stage

By Michael Davis

Airport name change official

By Ed Brock

Knee-jerk reaction to bar problems - Greg Gelpi

Some people are horrible drivers, so let's ban driving. Let's rip their driver's licenses right out of their hands.

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Excerpts of musings from a loose ?canon' - Clay Wilson

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What is it? Entermation? Infotainment? - Rob Felt

Some people spend more time on their couch than the pillows do. Prime Time means resting their post-work laurels with a bowl of Sodium Crunchies in their lap and soaking up some quality alpha waves from the big blue eye. These faithful followers wield grease-stained remote ray guns and fire off attention-deficit blasts of infrared Nielsen radiation.

Revolutionary War general's grave rededicated

By Ed Brock

Campaigning continues for Riverdale mayor post

By Greg Gelpi