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.

Shawn Wall, Edward Jones

Interest rates are at historic lows. But they will rise eventually. If you invest in fixed-income vehicles, such as bonds, what might higher rates mean for you?

As is almost always the case in the investment world, there's no simple answer. First, it's important to distinguish between short-term and long-term interest rates. The Federal Reserve is determined to keep short-term rates low until unemployment improves, but, in the meantime, longer-term rates may well rise.
Depending on your...

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kasey butcher

Remember a few years ago (okay, 2006) when magician movies were the big thing? Imagine the approach to the technique of magic from films like The Prestige paired with the pace and action of a heist movie. Now You See Me attempts to dazzle audiences with this combination, but ultimately fails to really pull it off.

In Now You See Me, four street magicians with different specialties—J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher), and Jack...

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Kasey Butcher

There has been a ton of press, speculation, and anticipation leading up to the release of Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. That kind of attention is only befitting a story about excess, secrecy, and speculation. When the film hit the screen, however, this reviewer found that the experience was mostly a flashy mess that overshadowed the powerful sadness of Fitzgerald's novel.

For those who haven't read the book, The Great Gatsby is told from the perspective...

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AWESOME BIBLE VERSES EVERY KID SHOULD KNOW: And What They Mean

Harvest House, 978-0-7369-3938-6, PB, 112 pages, $9.99
Have you ever been confronted with a hard question by a child and not known how to answer it in words he or she would understand? In this easy-to-use text, Lutzer addresses such questions and answers with kid-appropriate real life applications. Topics covered include sin, friendship, temptations, death, the second coming of Christ, tithing, church attendance, witnessing, and...

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Are hockey fans...puckers?

The Ass
On Palm Sunday, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on an ass, followed by a procession of his followers, while others laid palms and their cloaks in his path.

In Pat's church on that day, a re-enactment of Jesus' triumphant entry was held. As the procession passed Pat's pew, Sim, her husband, whispered into her ear, "Where's the ass?"

Whispering back into his ear, Pat said, "Sitting next to me."

To all you wonderful mothers out there... Schindler Sez..."Happy...

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Kasey Butcher - Movie Review

To begin my review of Iron Man 3, I should probably confess that Iron Man is my favorite superhero. The nerd in me appreciates Tony Stark's genius and "smarter-than-thou" attitude. The girl in me appreciates Robert Downey Jr. This latest installment in the Iron Man franchise features its hero on the brink of a new crisis, a nervous breakdown.

Iron Man 3 picks up a short while after the events of last May's The Avengers, when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) nearly died to save the world. In the...

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