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Slimantics: Twelve years and a day ago

Posted 9/11/2013 in Local Columns

It's been 12 years now, yet anybody over the age of 20 or so remembers where they were when the first planes hit the World Trade Center. I was living in Arizona then, on my way to work, listening to sports talk radio. I don't recall the topic they were discussing, of course, but do remember one of the radio hosts commenting on something he had just noticed on the TV. "Wow. What is that?" he said. "It looks like a plane flew into a building somewhere."

 

Susan Estrich: Barack Obama's lucky day

Posted 9/11/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Our view: Buying local isn't as easy as it used to be ...

Posted 9/10/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Voice of the People: Berry Hinds

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Syria and Obama

Posted 9/10/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Voice of the People: Jiben Roy

 

Possumhaw: The wayward fawn

Posted 9/9/2013 in Local Columns

Susan sat in the chair facing the woods. "Look!" she said, "There's a deer, no bigger than a dog looking in the window."

 

Charlie Mitchell: 'Common Core,' another name for a tired (and ineffective) solution

Posted 9/9/2013 in Local Columns

Why doesn't little Johnny in Mississippi score as high on achievement tests as his counterparts in other states? Why, it's George Bush's fault.

 

Ask Rufus: Marion Stark Gaines, an extraordinary photographer

Posted 9/8/2013 in Local Columns

The late 1800s were a time when women were still expected to stay at home and tend to children and household duties. Marion Stark Gaines was not one to limit her lifestyle.

Birney Imes: Reunion under the old bridge

Posted 9/7/2013 in Local Columns

Fifty years ago when they were young and beautiful and gas was 35 cents a gallon, they drove their cars across the river bridge to a battered little drive-in with a gravel parking lot. The place was a staging ground for the rituals of their youth: dating, hanging out, racing their father's car down Old Macon Road.

 

Voice of the people: Deloris Belhumeur

Victim of uncovered drain on Main Street On a Sunday morning, July 21, I drove to a St. Vincent de Paul meeting at the Annunciation Activities Center, and as I approached my turn at Main Street and Ninth Street South, I noted that a rather large vehicle approaching me was signaling to turn to their left as I was to turn right.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Just a little bit of war against Syria

Posted 9/7/2013 in National Columns

Waging a little bit of war is like being a little bit pregnant. History and human experience tell us that neither is possible, yet we seem bent on believing it. Or, should I say, deceiving ourselves.

 

 

Charles Krauthammer: Unless he's serious, vote no

Posted 9/7/2013 in National Columns

Sen. Bob Corker: "What is it you're seeking?" Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: "I can't answer that, what we're seeking." -- Senate hearing on the use of force in Syria, Sept. 3 We have a problem. The president proposes attacking Syria, and his top military officer cannot tell you the objective. Does the commander in chief know his own objective? Why, yes. "A shot across the bow," explained Barack Obama.

 

 

Froma Harrop: China's rich, yearning to breath free

Posted 9/7/2013 in National Columns

Thousands of Chinese are fleeing to the United States. We are not talking about impoverished peasants hiding in cargo containers. We're talking about millionaires flying first class and buying condos in the choicest ZIP codes. A big reason for this relocation, real estate agents say, is a desire for America's clean air, as opposed to China's suffocating smog.

 

 

Our view: Celebrating Catfish Alley

Posted 9/6/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

More than 200 people turned out for Thursday's ceremonial unveiling of the monument at Catfish Alley as the city and its residents paid homage to a bit of the city's history that continues to unite our community.

 

 

Voice of the People: Diane Brandt

 

 

Voice of the People: Selvain McQueen

 

 

Voice of the People: Bob Raymond

 

 

Our view: Your tax dollars at play

Posted 9/5/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Don't look now, but it appears the city of Columbus expects to make its portion of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway thick with development. Although we've heard absolutely nothing of the city's grand plans so far, there is good reason to believe that developing the Waterway will be the city's most important priority.

 

 

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