Richard Esposito

More than oil spewing from Keysone pipeline decision

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 […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

New York City attractions gun owners should avoid

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 […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

2012 predictions leave me tingling

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 […]

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Plucking can be painful

Just hearing the words “threading your eyebrows” sounded painful. So when our eldest daughter put in a request to have her own eyebrows threaded I winced. Hmm …this was something I wasn’t going to miss. Being at the Roseville Galleria the day after Christmas was painful enough. Locating a parking space was causing my knuckles […]

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CSD drops coal in Skeel’s Christmas stocking

Miss Novak: “I guess we fought a lot, but losing a job at a time like this … is something you don’t wish …” Mr. Kralik: “On your worse enemy.” – The Shop Around the Corner In the 1940 classic movie “The Shop Around the Corner,” directed by Ernst Lubitsch, Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) sympathizes […]

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Placerville’s dummy is part of our legacy

It’s encouraging to see tourists once again snapping photos of the dummy currently dangling in front of the former Hangman’s Tree Bar on Main Street in Placerville. Just prior to the Christmas parade, one couple was spotted peeking through the chain link fence trying to read the inscription on the historical plaque attached to the […]

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Quality time with the new president … priceless

After a recent conversation with my wife I realized I just don’t spend enough quality time with our daughters. So, like it or not, I informed our youngest daughter I would be spending a long weekend with her in Knoxville where she currently attends the University of Tennessee. Of course the real purpose of my […]

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