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“Did you see The Post-Intelligencer story on that study predicting global warming could kill off great chunks of the planet’s sea life? Expanding on that a bit: I wonder if by any lucky chance Asian Carp might turn out to be among the imperiled heat-sensitive aquatics?” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.

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“Last Friday was National Donut Day. Slipped right up on me. You too? Let’s atone by tying into maybe three dozen each of those babies by sundown today!” — Clyde Peterson.

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“Salt and light: Stay alert and bloom where you are planted.” — Herb Manitsky, Paris.

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“You want to see what courage looks like? Head out to see the replicas of two of the ships that brought Christopher Columbus and his crews to the New World. The replicas of the Nina and the Pinta will be docked at Marker 66 Marina and Grill, 41 Marina Drive since May 24 through their departu…

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QUESTION: I work in the automotive industry, but my passions are really health and fitness.

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“Let me see if I’ve got this straight: Central Americans, who are illegal immigrants as they pass through Mexico, show up in our country as illegal immigrants here seeking asylum from their Central American countries, where upon we return them back across our border to Mexico, where they are…

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“Wow! Fox News has a story where Ann Coulter says she’d consider voting for Bernie Sanders. 1) Let me tell you how much I care for whom Ann Coulter might vote, and 2) kudos to Ann Coulter’s marketing genius for attaching her name to anything but anything that might draw attention to herself.…

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“President Donald Trump has backed off on his threat to close the Mexican border, a move that experts said would have had a staggering trade effect on everything from avocados to autos. Close call. I’ve already got a car, but I’m down to my last avocado.” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.

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“You can kill a man, but you can’t kill an idea.” — Medgar Evers, U.S. civil rights activist (1926-1963).

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“The line was once that the Sun literally never set on the British Empire; but now very comes the prospect that, figuratively, the Brits may experience their very own a solar eclipse for some time to come.” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.

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“Initially, I thought the platoons of Democrats going after their party’s 2020 presidential nomination were launching themselves way too soon. I was wrong. It’s going to take all the time they’ve got to un-ring some of the silly bells they’ve already rung just getting out of the chute.” — Cl…

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“Read with great interest Cassie Walsh’s Post-Intelligencer story on some of the heroes of Henry County. It was her story on the recent Henry County School System Board of Education meeting: their considered positions on current education matters; their reports on the statuses of education q…

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“A Chuck Yeager recollection: It’s really neither here nor there as regards President Donald Trump’s remark that planes are getting too complex to fly, but his observation put me in mind of a chance meeting I had with Gen. Chuck Yeager a lot of years ago.

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Q: I’m 23 and currently work at a community college as a student liaison, where I help incoming students acclimate to college life.

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“So now, even beyond the razzle dazzle Whole Foods stores, Amazon may be going into the more ordinary grocery store business — but my guess is that unless Jeff Bezos was somehow at sometime exposed to the accommodating and friendly operations of the old Buchanan store or the old Dobbins Groc…

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“Last Monday’s Post-Intelligencer had stories featuring two of Henry County’s living centenarians, Bethel Williams and Mary Ann Crowder. It’s to be hoped that folks are crowding around them and their ilk to hear and record their respective 100-plus years of Henry County histories and experie…

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“It’s in the news that Fiat Chrysler is investing $4.5 billion in jobs and new Jeep SUV production in Detroit. Got any billions left, Fiat Chrysler? Folks in Henry County could get the hang of building SUVs — or anything else, for that matter.” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.

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“Scanning through the stories about Henry County’s FFA kids in Wednesday’s Post-Intelligencer, the message that those kids are champions at raising and cultivating things comes through loud and clear — and not the least of what they raise is our certainty of the quality of our coming generat…

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“Thinking things through: If the new Amazon headquarters deal in New York City should collapse, does that mean a second life for my proposal that Amazon rent space in the old Buchanan store for their second headquarters? And, given the recent publicity about Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, do you th…

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“Just watched a PBS video on efforts by the University of Illinois dining hall folks to turn the troublesome and nuisance Asian Carp fish plague, that includes Kentucky Lake, into edible dishes for their student diners. We’ll know such efforts have succeeded when we start seeing Asian Carp f…

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“Read Henry County Medical Center nurse educator Lori Stambaugh’s piece in The Post-Intelligencer on maintaining mobility with great and personal interest. Aging does a number on us all when it comes to our mobility and agility, but as Stambaugh’s piece suggests, why collude with aging to ha…

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“Had a handful of reactions to the Burgers’ Smokehouse purchase of Paris’ Clifty Farms — not the least of which was to promptly place an online order for one of their sample packs. Love Clifty products; now to check out (with enthusiasm) the folks who will be the new kids in town.” — Clyde P…

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“Saw a piece in the Journal explaining that a hold up on high-speed rail in the United States is the quality of U.S. tracks isn’t up to the stress of carrying high-speed trains. I’ll bet the folk in Paris’ old L&N rail operations would have been on a problem like that in a flash, and Gra…

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“You’re missing a bet if you don’t read the items in The Post-Intelligencer’s ‘From the PI files’ features. Tidbits from a recent piece: A local rat eradication program of 25 years ago killed 6,000 rats; a blurb from 75 years ago had President Franklin Roosevelt vetoing an ill-advised bill t…

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“Leave it to Tennessee U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander to offer a most valuable observation at the passing of President George H.W. Bush. Amid all the commentary about Bush and his roles on the national and global stages, Alexander reminded us the late president believed the greatness of nations w…

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