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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.

MALEFICENT - AT THE MOVIES WITH KASEY BUTCHER

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Recently, there has been a fair amount of backlash against so-called "pink princess culture" and some serious discussions about creating more complicated, significant roles for women, especially in children's entertainment. With that in mind, I was pretty excited to see Maleficent, the new film starring Angelina Jolie's cheekbones that retells Sleeping Beauty, focused on the experience of the villain.

Maleficent opens years prior to the events of Sleeping Beauty, depicting the youth of...

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ALL IN - BOOK NOOK

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ALL IN: You Are One Decision Away from a Totally Different Life
by Mark Batterson
Zondervan Publishers, 978-0-310-33305-0
HB, 192 pages
$22.99

Changing your entire life begins with one small decision. All In is about laying down your life for Christ with every action, including working ethically, witnessing boldly, sharing sacrificially, and teaching willingly. Each chapter is packed with biblical truths about what it looks like to stand out in faith. All In dares Christians to live sacrificially...

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THE BOOM - SCHINDLER SEZ

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I love horses...but not horses asses.

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China, who is potentially one our greatest adversaries, is modernizing and increasing the size of their armed forces. At the same time, the Obama regime is cutting our military budget and downsizing our forces, while Russia is using theirs to take over Crimea. Any fool can see that as a result, China is becoming stronger and Russia more aggressive, while we are becoming weaker. Is the Obama administration for real, or are their heads in a very...

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FEAR HAS A NAME - BOOK NOOK

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FEAR HAS A NAME
The Crittendon Files #1
by Creston Mapes Cook
978-0-7814-0816-5, PB
432 pages, $14.99

For Granger Meade, joyous memories came only from thoughts of times he'd had with Pamela Crittendon back in high school. Years later, those memories are still his only source of happiness. Hoping to feel that joy once again, his desire to feel loved drives him to torment Pam and her family. Within this chaos, Pastor Evan McDaniel strangely disappears, leaving Pam's journalist husband to...

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FOR THE LEAST OF THESE

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When I was a child my family lived hand to mouth. We were loved and cared for, but the cupboards were often more bare than full. I often say that we ate a lot of Hamburger Helper in those days, but with only the Helper.

My dad's job was at a textile mill, a job he maintains to this day, though he should have long ago retired. Down at the mill, a couple of my father's co-workers would help us, as such salt-of-the-earth people do. One of them was an old Baptist preacher named Gene Clark. Gene...

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AVOID PROBLEMS BY UPDATING BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS

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Like many people, you might not particularly enjoy thinking about your estate plans, but such planning is necessary to make sure your assets go where you want them to go. And it's just as important to regularly review your plans with your tax, legal and financial professionals in case any changes are needed. For instance, some of your wishes expressed in your will may be overridden by beneficiary designations you filled out years ago. If these designations become outdated, your assets could be...

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