Waynedale Politial Commentaries

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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR DAVID LONG

 

This article will focus upon two subjects: the first, a source of pride that I am sure is shared by most of us; the second, a pet peeve of mine that I hope is shared by others.

First, the issue of pride. This week, the Allen County Courthouse is being rededicated after a major renovation that has spanned a number of years and no small amount of frustration. What we have, in the end, is an historic treasure of national significance, a courthouse that may...

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By the time you read this article, September 11th will have come and gone (I am writing this on September 6th). God willing, the day will have been peaceful and without incident. Hopefully, we will all take the time to reflect on what has happened during the past year, where we and the world stand today, and what is to come.

I am disturbed by the dialogue surrounding the issue of how to deal with Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi threat to the stability of the Middle East. In our nation, there is...

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In my last column I wrote about recent problems with criminal activity in the neighborhoods north and south of Sandpoint Road between Ardmore Ave. and Bluffton Rd. The most common crimes are thefts from cars as well as thefts from yards, homes, and other private property. The Ft. Wayne Police Department's Southwest Division under the guidance of Deputy Chief Doug Lucker has definitely stepped up patrols in that area in an effort to prevent crime or at least to arrest criminals as soon as...

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On Friday September 6, 2002, together with Circle of Faith, Hot 107.9, WAJI 95.1 and News Channel 15, I announced the official observances in celebration of our democracy and in tribute to those whose lives were lost on September 11, 2001.

I welcome this opportunity for our community to come together to honor the memory of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attack on our country. We also remember the values of tolerance, understanding and unity as we look forward together. It is our...

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In 1992, the Twenty-first Century Scholars Program was created by the State of Indiana, and Fort Wayne was selected to be a pilot city for a support site. At that time, the Wayne Township Trustee Office was chosen to be its host agency, and our duties included overseeing the financial matters and providing professional guidance when needed.

What began as a citywide program flourished into a regional one, now encompassing eight counties in northeastern Indiana. It has grown so much that, like...

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This will be a short article this week.

 

I read with genuine delight recently that the Allen County Commissioners are planning to televise their meetings. My hat goes off to Commissioners Marla Irving, Linda Bloom, and Ed Rousseau. The more access our government provides to our citizens, the more informed our citizenry becomes, and therefore, the better their government serves them.

Having been a City Councilman for eight years, I am totally familiar with having your meetings aired on TV...

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