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.

COMPELLED TO BE COMPASSIONATE

 

Sometimes the needs of the poor, the refugees, those afflicted by floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, wars, famine and the like seem enormously overwhelming in scope and severity. The needs often appear so great that we may feel rather helpless in the face of them. And the needs seem to be increasing. We are told that there are now six billion people crowding the earth and more on the way. Mother Earth, the environmentalists tell us, is already taxed to provide...

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Ooooooooohhh I have to tell you about a nice little hometown restaurant that Wayne and I revisited recently. We went for a drive and ended up in Markle, Indiana, just down the road a piece. We were hungry and I just happened to have my coupon box with me. I found a coupon for the Davis Family Restaurant so we parked the car and went in. I've reported on this restaurant before and they cut out my column and taped it to their wall.

It's a nice friendly little restaurant. We expected a huge...

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July 5, 2002

In April 2002 my family moved from Fort Wayne to Istanbul, Turkey on a work assignment. This is not the first time we have lived outside the United States. In 1993 we worked in the former Soviet Union in the newly formed republic of Kazakstan, a vast country of mostly empty Asian steppe whose few inhabitants survive on eating sheep and horsemeat. Our second move occurred several years later when we worked on the island of Cyprus in the Middle East. Having moved yet again, we...

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An older cousin sent this to me and I'd like to dedicate this daring piece of verse to my sons and my daughter who have or will soon have children of their own. Does this remind you of your own little set-tos and encounters at your house? Maybe it will help you in raising your own children. I'm not a big fan of SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect) because I think it prevents us from raising our children properly. Parents are afraid to correct their children for fear of being turned into the...

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HAVE YOU EVER ATTENDED A MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ALL-STAR GAME?

 

The answer to that question to me is yes. I attended the 1950 (Chicago), 1970 (Cincinnati), and 1971 (Detroit) games.

I remember the 1950 game very well. I was living in Gary, Indiana working shift work at a steel mill at Indiana Harbor. My work schedule made it possible for me to see over 60 games a year. They played a lot of day games then with 154 game schedule. I had written the Chicago White Sox a letter telling them I...

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Dear Editor,

(Attn: Senator David Long)

I am upset that the State cannot reform a budget in a time of economic turmoil. Every educated human being in the world knows that if you lower taxes across the board enough, that will stimulate the economy. If you raise taxes then you will receive slow growth... How can you totally miss a proven plan? How can a budget be this far in the hole one year after a surplus.

Who cares if you lowered property taxes or trashed the inventory tax? Not...

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