Monthly Archives: December 2007

Assessing 2007

The seventh year of the new millennium is almost over. Like always, the Associated Press news writers have ranked the top ten stories for the year. Here they are, spiced up with a little Salyards sarcasm! 1. Seung-Hui Cho, age … Continue reading

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Winona Health

Last Monday night when the Vikings/Bears football game started to bore me, I went to bed. That’s when I noticed an ache in my belly. It got worse. Then it got worse than worse. When it became obvious that this … Continue reading

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No Asterisks

Thursday, December 13, 2007 former U.S. Senator George Mitchell released the results of a 20-month long investigation into the use of steroids in major league baseball. The report indicated that usage of steroids has been widespread for at least a … Continue reading

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A Crazy First Week of December

By a narrow margin of 51 to 49 percent, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was defeated in last Monday’s referendum vote that would have allowed him to run for re-election indefinitely while continuing to socialize the Venezuelan economy. How stupid is … Continue reading

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MyExcusedAbsence.com

Just when I think that our culture has dropped to rock bottom, I encounter something that convinces me that the bar defining personal integrity and responsibility is being set lower and lower.  Take, for example, a new website called myexcusedabsence.com.  … Continue reading

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