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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.

VERONICA MARS - AT THE MOVIES WITH KASEY BUTCHER

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A long time ago (2004-2007), the CW aired a show that combined the hard-boiled detective of film noir classics and the teen drama that drew viewers to its primetime lineup. It was Nancy Drew meets Dick Tracy. The result was Veronica Mars, a gone-too-soon cult classic built on sharp dialogue, a fierce heroine, and a supporting cast of unique characters to love or love to hate. Last year, series creator Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell, the actress behind the titular character, launched a Kickstarter...

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BLUE LAWS - SCHINDLER SEZ

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Do cuckoo clocks drive you cuckoo or nuts?

Themselves
Occasionally, I read about people who take a year or so off to find themselves. Hmmm, I wonder where they lost themselves. I never lost myself. Maybe it's because I'm pretty good at finding myself...even when I'm not lost.

Blue Laws
Indiana is the only state where you can't buy carryout beer, wine, or booze on Sunday. These laws, (blue laws), were started by the Puritans in the 1600s, who wanted to make sure everyone attended church on...

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HOW WILL SOCIAL SECURITY FIT INTO YOUR RETIREMENT INCOME STRATEGY?

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Have you given much thought to collecting Social Security? The answer probably depends on how old you are — but whatever your age, you'll want to consider the best way of incorporating Social Security benefits into your retirement income strategy.

Of course, if you have several decades to go until you retire, you might be wondering if Social Security will even be there for you at all. The basic issue is that the Social Security system is experiencing a sharply declining worker-to-beneficiary...

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NON-STOP - AT THE MOVIES WITH KASEY BUTCHER

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I fly fairly regularly and in the boarding area, I like to play this game called "Please Don't Let Me Sit Next to That Person." I can be a bit cranky and I like to think that I've figured out a set of indicators for predicting who will be the most annoying person on my flight. Unfortunately, about half the time, the offender is someone I didn't even notice. Non-Stop, the latest box office topping thriller starring Liam Neeson combines the forced intimacy and the anonymity of commercial airline...

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THE KITCHEN - SCHINDLER SEZ

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Before you say something, ask yourself, "Is this going to make things better?"

The Kitchen
I don't know if New Jersey's Governor, Chris Christie, can stand the heat...but he sure as hell can't get out of the kitchen!

Picture That
I walked out to get the mail this morning and it was colder than a witch's...well you get the picture.

To Go
The Allen County commissioners approved a 37% sewer rate increase for the Leo-Cedarville District. Boy...it sure is getting expensive to go!

Beating Bieber...

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HOPELIFTER - BOOK NOOK

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HOPELIFTER: Creative Ways To Spread Hope When Life Hurts
by Kathe Wunnenberg Zondervan
978-0-310-32015-9, PB
256 Pages, $14.99

This book can be an incredible encouragement to Christians everywhere. Its two-fold goal is to encourage anyone who has ever struggled with maintaining a sense of hope in life and also to teach readers how to use scripture as a way of instilling hope in others. The author is transparent in using stories from her own life of dealing with depression and loneliness and...

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