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  • Lake County leads in DUI arrests, but are we safer?

    Lake County leads in DUI arrests, but are we safer?
    Through some social advancements, we at least can be heartened that fewer people are boozing it up and getting behind the wheel to kill themselves and endanger the rest of us. We finally listened to the experts. Drunken driving fatalities were down to...
  • David Whitley: FSU valued its image more than Brian Bell

    David Whitley: FSU valued its image more than Brian Bell
    VALDOSTA, Ga. — Brian Bell has felt the eyes upon him for two years. Everywhere he goes, people look at him and wonder. Is he a football hero or a murderer? There is plenty of hard evidence for the former and barely a speck for the latter. But...
  • NASCAR should have rid itself of classless Kurt Busch long ago

     NASCAR should have rid itself of classless Kurt Busch long ago
    DAYTONA BEACH — For the longest time, the most famous words in all of racing were, "Gentlemen, start your engines." The key word being "Gentlemen" — the plural of "Gentleman." Dictionary definition: "A man who treats other people in a...
  • 'Crash-and-grab' thefts go residential

    'Crash-and-grab' thefts go residential
    (Post mayoral election predictions here) Several recent "crime alert" email newsletters in my Northwest Side neighborhood have contained evidence of an alarming trend. So-called crash-and-grab burglars, those who ram stolen vehicles through the...
  • Wrongful regrets should be terminated at any age

    I feel badly for Bertha Lewis but, like so many others in similar situations, she needs to let go and move on. The 59-year-old Gary woman feels she was wrongly fired from her housekeeper job at Franciscan St. Margaret Healthcare Center in Hammond. "It...
  • Latest home gun range spurs call for common sense

    Latest home gun range spurs call for common sense
    Here in the Gunshine State, we like to wait for stupidity to boil over into a full-blown emergency before we do anything about it. How else do you explain the story of a 21-year-old in St. Petersburg who decided it would be safe to shoot into a...
  • Christine Wolf: Restorative justice has unanticipated results

    Imagine this scenario: the sound of shattering glass echoes through your condo building as you watch two boisterous teenagers bolt down your street. Much later, after you've helped to clean up the mess and cut your hand on the shard-crusted baseball...
  • Three common-sense bills worth supporting

    Three common-sense bills worth supporting
    Thousands of bills get introduced each legislative session, and most are sops to special interests or simply silly. But here are three no-brainers that should be passed. They're not Earth-shattering, just sensible. Not everyone will agree, naturally....
  • Virginia Tech tight end Bucky Hodges arrested Sunday and charged with public swearing/intoxication

    Virginia Tech tight end Bucky Hodges arrested Sunday and charged with public swearing/intoxication
    Virginia Tech tight end Bucky Hodges was arrested Sunday in Blacksburg and charged with public swearing/intoxication, according to a filing on the Virginia Courts Case Information website. Hodges, a 6-foot-6, 244-pound graduate of Salem High in Virginia...
  • 'The Breakfast Club' 30 years later: Don't you forget about them

    'The Breakfast Club' 30 years later: Don't you forget about them
    When you grow up, your heart dies. I know this because Ally Sheedy told me so. She said we all become our parents, there is no avoiding it. Also, if I ever do decide to run away from home, I don't have to live on the streets; I could go to Afghanistan....
  • A juvenile GOP succeeds so far in producing epic fails

    Bang. Bang. Crash. That was the sound of the Republican majority in Congress shooting itself in both feet, then tripping over them. At a moment of heightened concern that terrorists in the Middle East might stage or inspire attacks on U.S. soil, the...