In this space last May, we mentioned 26 potential candidates for the Republican nominee, one of whom will in all likelihood face Barack Obama in the Presidential election this fall. Of those named, all 26 are still alive and perhaps interested in the nomination, which may not be determined before the party’s Tampa convention in August.READ MORE
During my days as an engine and truck officer, we did school inspections, multiple times each year. I can remember getting called to the principal’s office, after completing an inspection of a local elementary school, accused of destroying children’s artwork.READ MORE
Conjunctivitis, or pink eye as it is more commonly known, is a common winter time malady. Striking in its appearance and often feared by schools and daycares due to its contagious nature, it is nonetheless usually a benign and self-limiting condition.READ MORE
It seems that when people think about aging they primarily think about physical age. I frequently hear, “My back hurts. I must be getting old.” What people don’t realize is that there are not just biological aspects of aging but psychological, social, spiritual, and sexual aspects as well.READ MORE
My high school English teachers would certainly be amazed by my positive (I think?) contributions to this newspaper over the last three years. It has been a great deal of fun, and I must admit I have at times enjoyed those 15 seconds of fame.READ MORE
A very impressive teacher once told me, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” This has stuck with me for more than 30 years. From that day forward, I’ve made planning an important part of everything I do. I take it so seriously I plan to be spontaneous.READ MORE
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It has been said that those in public office should avoid even the appearance of conflict of interest. I propose the following as how the actions of Chesterfield County School Board Member Carrie Emerson Coyner appear to those who do not know her.
With regard to Chesterfield School Board Member Carrie Coyner, I offer the following observations and comments in response to her public rationalizations.
Never before have I agreed with Michael Paul Williams until his column in the Richmond Times Dispatch “Can Coyner served the schools and developer?” He questioned Coyner’s ability to represent two diverse factions on a critical issue before both as a lawyer for a developer and, also, as a Chesterfield County School Board member.
I must agree with Rick Gray (“Cabin Fever”) regarding the annoyingly nonsensical arguments made by global warming deniers when snow falls in January or February. Science is not well understood from a conspiracy-theory viewpoint, and such crackpots do need to be reminded that willfully remaining ignorant is not an attractive starting point for public discourse.