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Peter Imes: Tech company Spotter considers Golden Triangle

Posted 8/2/2010 in Local Columns

Earlier this year I taught a beginner-level class on social media through MUW's Department of Continuing Education. Though he has been involved in the development of modern computers and was teaching a computer history class through the same program, Claude Simpson enrolled in my class for an update on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

 

 

Peter Imes: Recent tech news roundup

Posted 8/2/2010 in Local Columns

Over the past few weeks, we've been exploring the various ways the Internet has changed our daily lives.

 

Ask Rufus: Follow the Drinking Gourd

Posted 8/1/2010 in Local Columns

Recently there have been several television programs on the Underground Railroad. That was the network established in antebellum times to help escaping slaves make their way to freedom.

Birney Imes: The road most traveled

Posted 8/1/2010 in Local Columns

The other day someone was talking about the proposed Highway 45 Bypass and how it might not be the great thing everyone seems to think it will be.

 

Help take a bite out of crime Tuesday night

Posted 8/1/2010 in Local Columns

On Tuesday, the Columbus Police Department will be sponsoring our Annual National Night Out on Crime Block Parties.

 

Garthia Elena Burnett: Tried and convicted by public opinion

Posted 7/30/2010 in Local Columns

A family member describes Robert Warren Triplett Jr. as a loving father, who would never do anything to hurt Kaila Morris, whom he treated like his own daughter.

Steve Mullen: Where there's smoke, there's fat

Posted 7/28/2010 in Local Columns

Maybe we picked the wrong time to start all these smoking bans. Tobacco's on a roll.

Birney Imes: A man to call when you lose your cool

Posted 7/24/2010 in Local Columns

Friday afternoon while waiting on traffic at the intersection of Military Road and Highway 12 John Lancaster takes a call on his cell phone. It's just after 4 o'clock, and, depending on whose thermometer you're looking at, the air outside is triple-digit hot.

 

George Hazard: 'Matterhorn' answers wait for Vietnam novel

Posted 7/24/2010 in Local Columns

Two groups have been waiting for Matterhorn, subtitled, "a novel of the Vietnam War," by Karl Marlantes. Veterans of that war are much the more important group, waiting to see if a novel could convey the nonsense of that war, its nonsense, given its constraints on their military power and its stress on body counts rather than territorial objectives -- and convey a realistic reckoning with their suffering and loyalty.

 

 

Starkville Now: Robbie Coblentz: CottonMills favoritism is wrong (link)

Posted 7/22/2010 in Local Columns

 

 

Danny Gardener: Weekend get-away on Gulf Coast offers a refreshing hiatus

Posted 7/20/2010 in Local Columns

"The Gulf Coast is lovely this time of year, and besides, we need to support the people down there whom the oil gusher has affected."

 

Birney Imes: Honey, please do something about those barking raccoons

Posted 7/17/2010 in Local Columns

One night a couple weeks ago we were awakened at 3:30 in the morning by a clatter from the back porch.

 

Ben Toledano: Opposition bordering on the ridiculous

Posted 7/17/2010 in Local Columns

Surely I can't be the only person amazed by the opposition to Arizona's Senate Bill 1070 "relating to unlawfully present aliens." However, the opposition itself is one thing; the expressed reasons for it are quite another. What is really going on here?

 

Rufus Ward: Nicola Marschall's Columbus portraits

Posted 7/17/2010 in Local Columns

Nicola Marschall was a Prussian born portrait painter whose works included portraits of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Otto Von Bismarck and many other notable figures of the mid to late 1800s.

 

Peter Imes: Changes in communication

Posted 7/15/2010 in Local Columns

Let's look at the way the Internet has changed the way we communicate with each other.

 

Steve Mullen: During the Williams Home's intermission, a costume change

Posted 7/14/2010 in Local Columns

The Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center at the corner of Main and Third streets -- and much of the block it sits on -- is abuzz with activity. Tuesday, a platoon of workers was laying the foundation for the new condominiums and office building behind the welcome center. The new building, which is being constructed by local developer Mark Castleberry, will have the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau as a downstairs tenant.

Shannon Bardwell: Photograph phobia

Posted 7/12/2010 in Local Columns

"Ma'am I'd like to up my weight by a few pounds. That's the weight I was when I got my learner's permit. I've been meaning to change it for about 40 years, but I'm just now getting around to it."

Birney Imes: To Kill a Mockingbird

Posted 7/10/2010 in Local Columns

Tommy Nettles' Southside home with its white picket fence and parlor with antique dining table, family portraits and overstuffed bookshelves reaching to the ceiling could have been a set in the movie, "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Steve Mullen: Things to do in the summer doldrums

Posted 7/7/2010 in Local Columns

We're in the doldrums. The Independence Day weekend is behind us. Most of us, if we were even planning to take a vacation, have gone and come back.

 

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