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Canine dental care giving me a toothache

Richard Esposito

Sobbing from examination room No. 2 at Sierra Animal Hospital reminded my wife and me that pets, like all other living things, don’t live forever. Moments earlier, a gentleman carrying his dog in his arms joined his wife in the room and the door closed behind him. The sobbing from inside the room brought tears […]

No Comment / March 21, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: Chemtrails mystery nothing but hot air?

Richard Esposito

Everyone has seen those contrails streaming across the horizon. Usually the streaks of white condensation tracing behind aircraft dissipate over time. Occasionally the sky appears like quilt patchwork with streaks crisscrossing the atmosphere. I never gave much thought to this unusual sight until recently. A reader stopped by my office to implore the newspaper to […]

No Comment / February 23, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Defining ‘dead’ and ‘drunk’

Richard Esposito

It’s a typical Friday afternoon. You’re working at your desk when suddenly an employee in customer service informs you there’s a homeless man at the front counter requesting to see you. What’s an open-door policy for if the door isn’t open to everyone? You recognize the gentleman. Some label him homeless but in reality he […]

No Comment / February 17, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Academic Decathlon students and volunteers are all winners

As students representing Oak Ridge, El Dorado, Union Mine and Ponderosa high schools filed into the theater of Union Mine High School last Saturday afternoon, the question on everyone’s mind was who would win this year’s 30th annual El Dorado County Academic Decathlon. Ponderosa High School entered the contest with 19 consecutive wins under its […]

No Comment / February 10, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

More than oil spewing from Keysone pipeline decision

Richard Esposito

It’s been several years since the public last debated oil pipelines and the need to move this vital commodity from its source to the refinery. When oil was discovered at Prudhoe Bay in 1968 the entire country was abuzz. Environmentalists back then cast gloom and doom with tales of oil spills and their harm to […]

No Comment / February 06, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

New York City attractions gun owners should avoid

Richard Esposito

For those considering spending some vacation time in New York City let me remind you to keep your handgun at home. Meredith Graves, a registered nurse from Tennessee visited more than Manhattan’s 911 Memorial during her stay in the Big Apple. She saw the inside of New York’s 43rd police precinct while being booked for […]

No Comment / January 20, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

2012 predictions leave me tingling

Richard Esposito

According to the ancient Mayan calendar, something will occur on Dec. 21, 2012, that could lead to the demise of the human race. Just what that event is no one knows. Could it be a rare cosmic alignment of planets and stars threatening our existence? Will the sun spew a “super” solar storm disrupting all […]

No Comment / January 09, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »