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.

HOW WOULD YOU HAVE VOTED?

 

The July 12, 2004 Sports Illustrated has a short article, "The Poll Position." Sports Illustrated was asking people to vote on the greatest All-Star outfielder of all time. Polls are very cool now. The poll posted 4 All-Star outfields: 2004-Bonds, Griffey and Sosa. 1966-Aaron, Mays, and Clemente. 1957-Aaron, Mays and Frank Robinson. 1956-Williams, Mantle, and Kaline. The results were to appear in the next issue. Further along in this issue were listed...

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Ooooooohhhhhhh I just have to tell you about Eatin' Good in the Waynedale neighborhood. That's what Wayne came up with, the little rhyme maker. He's so cute.

Have you been to the China Palace lately? They have the deliciousist noontime meals and even deliciouser cookies to munch on for dessert. Wayne and I got a nice booth in the main dining area. The air was nice and clean and there wasn't any stinky old ashtrays on the table either. I just wish they could play a little Kenny Rogers or Neil...

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Sometimes I just get the urge to watch a really girly movie. I mean a movie with all the pretty dresses, makeup, hair, dancing, cute boys, the whole lot of prissy, filly, feminine features. I'm looking for the kind of movie that my boyfriend will refuse to watch. I got the craving last weekend, so my best gal pals and I went out to see Vanity Fair.

Vanity Fair, based upon the classic novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, features Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde) as Becky Sharp, a poor young...

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Reflections on Summer Camp

 

I started going to summer church camp as a camp counselor the year after I graduated from seminary in 1978. For those of us who are United Methodist, I was a counselor at Senior High Institute that summer at Epworth Forest in North Webster, and I became involved in the camping program of North Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church from that point on.

I had been on a retreat in college at a camp called Camp Loucon (short for Louisville Annual...

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The attached photo was forwarded from one of the last U.S. Marine companies in Iraq. They would like to have it passed to as many people as possible, to let the folks back home know that they remember why they’re there and that they remember those who’ve been lost.

Message from Iraq

 

The proud warriors of Baker Company wanted to do something to pay tribute to our fallen comrades. So since we are part of the only Marine Infantry Battalion left in Iraq the one way that we could think of doing that is by taking a picture of Baker Company saying the way we feel. It would be awesome if you could find a way to share this with our fellow countrymen. I was wondering if there was anyway to get this into your paper to let the world know that "WE HAVE NOT...

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I am growing up in a world in which there is a different magic pill for any ailment or problem I may have. If I'm sad, I could be prescribed Prozac. If I can't concentrate, my doctor could give me Ritalin. For any sort of anxiety, I could be given Zoloft (the one with the cute little depressed bubble). It is remarkable and somewhat incomprehensible how many health professionals seem to think that if a kid isn't feeling 100 percent normal, a little white capsule will fix everything. My...

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