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  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. A minority people of New Zealand
    6. Dr. Frankenstein’s workplace
    9. *”____ Enchanted Evening”
    13. Straight _____, e.g.
    14. _ __ king
    15. *Exclamatory song from the Buddy Holly Musical
    16. Narcotics agent
    17. Under the weather
    18. Hal-9000’s chess opponent
    19. *Fantine: “I _______ a dream in time gone by...”
    21. Type of canned tomato
    23. ___ talk of encouragement

  • Harrison County's top 10 stories of 2014, revisited

    Even after three decades in this business, I still learn new lessons.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS

    1. Greek letter and ancient symbol of death
    6. First prime number
    9. ____ of March
    13. Curvaceous, as in a woman
    14. Common furniture wood
    15. “_____ and beyond”
    16. September stone
    17. E in BCE
    18. Downy duck
    19. *Remus’ twin
    21. *The first woman, Greek mythology
    23. *Chinese zodiac animal
    24. Engage
    25. Adherent of Taoism
    28. Additionally
    30. Central vein of a leaf
    35. *Viracocha worshipper

  • The worst thing we can do is nothing

    So, this Christmas, my “eldest” hostdaughter, Iris Melz, demonstrated to me the depth of our relationship as family.
    As has become a welcome annual tradition, my wife and I received a package with the usual selection of European chocolates. Iris has faithfully sent this type of gift to me, I mean ... us, these past five years.
    This year, however, Iris included a smaller package just for me — a Nike+ Fuelband.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. French pancake
    6. Trig function
    9. *The steam ____motive drove Western growth
    13. Flotsam and jetsam alternative
    14. Earned at Kellogg School of Management
    15. In any degree at all, archaic
    16. Discrimination against elderly people
    17. Black gold
    18. Traction aid
    19. *Spaghetti _______
    21. *Precursor to cowboy
    23. Type of tree
    24. Cough syrup balsam
    25. Contrary conjunction
    28. Heracles’ wife
    30. Methane or carbon dioxide, e.g.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. It’s played with a ball
    6. “What’s Up, ___?” starring Barbra Streisand
    9. Hurry up!
    13. D-Day beach
    14. Greek R
    15. Swap meet deal?
    16. Thai restaurant chicken staple
    17. Down Under runner
    18. Make reference to
    19. *Disgruntled TV elf
    21. *It’s under the tree?
    23. PÈrignon’s honorific
    24. Swarm
    25. De Niro’s 1976 ride
    28. *Kind of Holiday list

  • There's a song stuck in my head

    All week long, I have had a song stuck in my head.