Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

Kasey Butcher is a sophomore at Homestead High School. She enjoys old movies, reading and playing guitar. She also enjoys writing for Homestead's The Spartana.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a funny movie with a skinny little message: we're all fruit. Written by and starring Nia Vardalos (Men Seeking Women, Meet Prince Charming) and produced by Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, this movie would be good for teenagers to see with the family because it will make them realize that they really aren't the strangest bananas in the bunch.

In the film, Vardalos plays Toula Portokalos, a "frumpy", single, thirty year old Greek woman whose whole life is working in the...

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I enjoy festivals, especially those with food. I like to sample the different kinds of food that's cooked in the outdoors. I know there are a lot of other people that enjoy going to the same festivals that I do because there is always a crowd wherever I go. People just enjoy festivals. For two years now we (Waynedale) has made an attempt to celebrate Waynedale Day on Memorial Day with a festival of sorts in the Waynedale Community Park. It only lasts for the biggest part of one day, there...

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MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL HAS CHANGED

 

A couple of weeks ago we talked about how Major League Baseball has changed. Today we'll discuss how Minor League Baseball has changed.

Several years ago there were 40 to 50 minor leagues. Now there are 14 with 5 independents that choose not to be a part of the National Association. The lower minors had classifications of D, C, and B. If a person advanced there wasn't any question about a better league. Now with an A classification for the lower minors...

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Times have changed especially baseball

 

The rationale we now use to explain the strange things happening is: "Times Have Changed." This is true; times have changed especially baseball.

Modern day players stats are compared to old timers that missed 3 to 4 years while in the service. Ted Williams served in both WWII and Korea. Years ago the season started around the 18th of April (Patriot's Day). Now it starts in March and people complain about the weather. All Sundays and Holidays...

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P.T. Barnum: "I Told You So."

Although Phineas Taylor Barnum did not live during the 20th Century (1810-1891) if he was living today about all he could say was; "I Told You So."

You see P.T. Barnum was quoted; "There's A Sucker Born Every Minute."

This man who opened "The Greatest Show On Earth" in Brooklyn in 1871 and combined with Bailey (1881) to form Barnum and Bailey Circus knew a lot about human nature.

Lee Stevens, the Indians first baseman was quoted; "We're doing this for the...

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By Ron Coody

 

Good ole' James A. Naismith. Don't feel too bad if his name doesn't ring a bell. You still undoubtedly know him by his enduring gift to local and international sports. He invented the game basketball.

James Naismith, himself a gifted athlete, wanted to make a positive difference in the world. His first steps in that direction took the form of theology studies, thinking that he might become a minister. In the early 1890's he held a post in the Young Men's Christian...

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