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.

The fourth grade class at St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School have been writing letters to 1SG Michael J. Junk stationed in Afghanistan. 1SGJunk is a member of our parish and has been deployed since last April. In Michael's most recent letter, he shared with the students what Christmas was like for him and some of his fellow soldiers. We are hopeful that you might print this letter to remind everyone to support our military men and women and to keep them in our prayers. 

 

Dear 4th Grade...

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The July 1, 1967 issue of The Sporting News had a very interesting article. The Sporting News isn't what it used to be. The article was titled; I Was Wrong-Harsh Critic Softens his Salvo.

Max Patkin, then the Clown Prince of baseball had made a statement earlier: "There are no good promotions in the Minor Leagues."

When the press got on his case he later retracted his statement, "I was wrong. Who am I kidding? Of course there are good promotions in the Minors."

I umpired in 1955 a game in...

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Amazing Grace - Part I

 

One of the most popular hymns of all time‑among Christian denominations is "Amazing Grace" written by John Newton. The first line is, "Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me! I‑once was lost, but now am found, was blind but‑now I see."‑In the 21st Century, few people want to refer to themselves as‑"a wretch".‑To the contrary, many have been taught‑that it is very important to "build their self-esteem" and‑"develop a positive...

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Has Major League Baseball Developed a Code of Ethics?

 

On November 2, newspapers announced that, "Backman Steps up for Diamondbacks."

Wally Backman, with a 14-year Major League playing career, mostly with the Mets and 8 years as a successful Minor League manager was going to manage the Diamondbacks.

Four days later we were told that he really hadn't signed a contract and since he had been arrested for driving under the influence and for a domestic dispute he would not be Arizona's...

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Since its opening on December 22, Meet the Fockers has broken three records. The film now holds the records for largest New Year's Eve, New Year's Day and Christmas Day grossing. In spite of all the money it has taken in and how much press it has gotten, I just did not find Meet the Fockers all that funny.

The movie stars Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, and Dustin Hoffman in a sequel to the 2000 hit Meet the Parents. Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Stiller) has met his fiancé, Pam...

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Reflections on the Tragedy In Southeast Asia 

 

As the New Year dawned, at 12:00 midnight, here in Wabash, there was not the usual round of celebrations and firecrackers (gunshots in the air) or other mirth. As we prepared for the first Sunday of the New Year, there was a sense in the First United Methodist congregation, and I would hunch in most churches, that something truly terrible had happened. It was a truly sobering moment, and a time for reflection and prayer.

The word...

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