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Today's Opinions

  • Political ads gone wild!

    Mama always said, “Not all attention is good.”
    Whew, we’ve seen the truism of mama’s dictum in political ads this campaign year. Politicians, Republican and Democrat, conservative and liberal, have in an effort to draw attention to the flaws of their opponents, used attack ads, and more often than not, drawn negative attention to themselves.

  • SCC soccer loses in conference but wins outside

    SCC Sports Information

    The Mid-South Conference is recognized nationally as one of the best conferences for its overall sports programs. Any soccer coach can attest to the strength of that sport in the MSC, including both coaches at St. Catharine College.

  • SCC volleyball falls 3-0 to Cumberlands

    SCC Sports Information
    The St. Catharine College volleyball team was hoping for better things in its only match of the week. The Patriots traveled to University of the Cumberlands Tuesday to play a team that they had lost in five sets to earlier in the year, after being ahead 2-0. But this time it was all Cumberlands (11-18, 7-5) as the home team won in straight sets, 25-13, 25-22, 25-18.

  • Packed house gets Patriot Madness at St. Catharine

    SCC Sports Information

    By all accounts the fourth rendition of Patriot Madness was a huge success. The annual event, which tips off the basketball season for the Patriot men and women, played before a full house Thursday night in Lourdes Hall.
    “Our players were really excited about it this year,” said women’s coach Lena Bramblett. “It was the best night we have had for it. The student participation was good and the community involvement was better than it ever has been.”

  • Readers support Crouch for sheriff

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  • Quotes for the political season

    I love quotes.  The shorter, the better.  

    So without further ado, here are my favorite political quotes for this festive carnival season which leads up to America’s “Election Tuesday”.

     

    “What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.”

    Abraham Lincoln

     

    “Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.”

    Will Rogers

     

  • What's going on with those monks?

    The pick-up truck was barreling straight towards me, oblivious to the fact that I was prayer-walking, blind to my existence, ignorant of my conversation with God. Glancing at his menacing headlights, I scooted across the road, tucking my tail like one of my Schnauzers when scared, and gasping for breath as I reached the entrance of Gethsemane Abby. I was grateful that I was secure on the other side of the road, a side where I longed for and found, time and time again: calm, peace, tranquility.

  • The perfect date

    Cindy and I have been married almost 22 years.

    I always tell people, “That’s a long time with one woman.”

    Of course Cindy’s better at English and would probably use more descriptive words. She’d say something like “the years just flow by like a fast-moving stream with such a wonderful, kind, generous-to-a-fault, humanitarian and credit to the human race as that eloquent, yet humble writer of our times as my Kenny.”

    Sure, she’d say something like that.