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Friday, Jul 31, 2015


What-if scenarios are problematic

“What Would the World Look Like if the United States Disappeared?” by Dr. Saqib Qureshi was a puzzling opinion piece in The Tribune’s July 13 issue. Qureshi speaks of what might happen if the U.S. follows an isolationist policy. ...
Published: 07/31/15

Open for business?

On a whim we decided to take a drive and go out for lunch. Realizing it was Saturday, after 1 p.m., I decided to be proactive rather than risk another “closed for the summer” experience. Poor Siri couldn’t understand what I was a...
Published: 07/30/15

Going for a spin — in a gym — and liking it

If you know me at all, you know that I absolutely detest exercising. I have never been an athletic person, and anything involving the word “running” sounds like pure torture to me. Once in a blue moon I will accompany someone to the gym...
Published: 07/29/15

Letters to the editor

Obama deserves criticism
Published: 07/29/15

Grand jury’s report is damning for Highlands Youth Academy

Sometimes what appears to be a great operation turns out to be a complete failure, and possibly even worse. That’s what Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, State Attorney Jerry Hill and a grand jury said about the former Avon Park Youth Academy, w...
Published: 07/26/15

Letters to the editor

American history
Published: 07/26/15

Happy Appreciation Day, Mom

The secret to staying young is to replace birthday celebrations with alternatives like appreciation days, just like the secret to making your Ford run forever is to remove all the Ford emblems (just kidding you loyal truck guys.) At least that’...
Published: 07/25/15

Shake, shake, shake it off

Donald Trump is the best thing to happen to American politics in a long while. Like or despise him, he is forcing national conversation — the veterans, the immigration problem, the economy — that is causing both parties to quake in thei...
Published: 07/24/15

Ink fever is catching on

It never fails. Someone gets one and soon everyone wants one. Well, maybe not everyone, but a lot of folks. There’s just something about it which sparks a domino effect similar to that new car phenomenon. You know what I’m talking about...
Published: 07/23/15

Letters to the editor

American economy
Published: 07/23/15