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 clouds of a new Middle Eastern conflict have started gathering on the horizon. This time there is no question that the storm brings chemical weapons with it. In August hundreds of people--including many boys and girls--died in Syria from the effects of Sarin nerve gas. Thousands more have died in Syria from conventional fighting in the last year as Sunni rebel forces have tried to oust the Alawite government of Syrian president Assad who has allies in both Iran and Russia. The Alawites...

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Fall is almost officially here — and if you're like most people, you're probably wondering how summer went by so fast. Those trips to the lake or the beach are fading in memory now, giving way to helping kids with homework, raking leaves and the other rites of autumn. And just as your day-to-day tasks change with the seasons, so, too, will your money management and investment activities at different phases of your life.

Here's how these scenarios might look:
Phase one: Planning for...

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This week, Prisoners, a psychological thriller starting Hugh Jackman, Paul Dano, and Jake Gyllenhaal, takes the torture techniques we've seen in military thrillers this year and uses them in a domestic setting, pushing the boundaries of familial duty.

Prisoners opens with two families sharing Thanksgiving together in a quiet Pennsylvania suburb. Nancy (Viola Davis) and Franklin Branch (Terrence Howard)--a vet and a high school music teacher—host Grace (Maria Bello) and Keller Dover (Hugh...

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A SIMPLE SONG
By Melody Carlson Revell
978-0-8007-2225-8, PB
280 pages, $12.99

After the sudden death of her grandmother, a singing legend, Katrina Yoder is curious about what it would be like to live her dream as a professional singer. But Katrina is Amish, and her family does not agree with singing for "vainglory." When Katrina's friend encourages her to audition for the TV show, American Star, Katrina thinks it is out of the question. However, when her dad's crippling back injury worsens and...

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Football Faith Restored - NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL

In November 2012, Notre Dame football was ranked No. 1 in the nation in both the AP and Coaches' polls after an undefeated regular season leading to the team's first BCS National Championship Game.

Chronicling the Fighting Irish's return to the limelight, Faith Restored: 2012 and the Resurgence of Notre Dame Football (Triumph Books, September 2012) by Notre Dame athletic department veteran and experienced sports writer John Heisler—with a foreword and commentary by head football coach Brian...

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I can understand how it might be appealing for a teenager to disappear into a text about a young person like them, living a pretty normal life, until they suddenly discover that they have special powers and really belong to a secret, magical world. That basic formula works as the premise for a range of young adult and children's fantasy stories. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones takes this starting point and runs with it, mashing together a variety of mythical enemies such as vampires and...

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