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.

December 30, 2003

Letter to the editor,

A period of tight governmental finances and a growing desire for cooperation between Fort Wayne and Allen County have made local government structure a hot topic of public discussion recently.

I fully support an investigation of options for reforming our government structure. We should be prepared to make changes if they will make our area a more attractive place to live and to operate a business. It is essential, however, that we make these...

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It was a cold snowy Monday afternoon when I decided to leave The Waynedale News and head south for some lunch. It would have been nice to just head south and keep going until I hit the Gulf, but that was not to be. No, I went down Lower Huntington Road to Winchester Road and turned towards Ferguson Road. I took a left at Ferguson and then a right on Hwy. 27 South and traveled under I-69 to the famous Nine-Mile Restaurant. Of course, traveling from Waynedale it is only eight miles. The...

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I love to be surprised. I love it even more if the surprise is good (i.e. if I think a movie is going to be awful and then it turns out to be incredible). Thus was the case with The Last Samurai. To be frank, I'm not a huge fan of the whole "historical war epic" genre. I mean, movies in this genre have a high potential for greatness, but I can't watch violence very easily. I think I only saw a half hour of Braveheart. The rest of the time my face was buried in my hands. The Last Samurai...

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Reflections On Christmas

 

Every year at this time I always look for Charles Schultz's rendition of A Charlie Brown Christmas on television. I know that that dates me. That TV special is almost as old as dirt, now. It was produced in 1965. Charles Schultz did us an incredible favor, when he introduced the idea that we were in danger of losing the real message of Christmas, the birth of the Christ child, and replacing it with instead the commercialization of Christmas.

Oh, I know. We...

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The 1950's are often viewed as an "Era of Good Feelings" so to speak. World War II had ended and the men were all home. Women were shuttled back to the kitchens to become June Cleaver types and the nuclear family was prominent. A woman was allowed to go to college in spite of her expectations at home, and was perfectly capable balancing the two. Everyone was happy and fulfilled...or so pop-culture would lead one to believe.

Mona Lisa Smile takes a deeper look at the women of the 50's, in...

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Oooooohhh I just have to tell you, I'm back. Wayne and I went south again. We're looking for someplace to retire to where it's warm the year around and we can sunbathe au natural. I think it looks tacky to have to put on a sweater to keep your shoulders warm when strolling the beach barefoot up to our chins. We do have matching cardigans so it isn't too bad. At least we have a pocket to carry our car keys.

We came back and learned that Ray McCune was down sick and that he didn't get to go...

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