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Billingsley’s Bullets: Being a good sport is not complicated

Bob Billingsley

I have played sports ever since I was 4 or 5 years old. It’s really pretty easy to be a good sport when you win. You shake hands with your opponents, complement them on their effort, and wish them good luck for the future. • Being a good sport when you lose is a tad […]

No Comment / August 03, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Kids need our guidance, not more legislation

Julie Samrick

As 12 people senselessly died and scores of others are wounded in the aftermath of the Colorado theater shooting, some say the lesson we should glean is to treasure every moment with our loved ones because this fragile life is fleeting.  Debates have, once again, surfaced about gun control.  Some wonder whether the gunman, 24-year-old […]

No Comment / August 03, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Romney still playing defense in poiltical Olympic sport

Despite a recent Rasmussen poll showing presidential contender and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama by 5 percentage points he doesn’t stand a chance of winning. Here’s one reason why: During Romney’s stopover in Great Britain he was asked a question regarding preparations for the British Olympics. “There are a few things […]

No Comment / July 30, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EID sewer rates threaten restaurant survival

EDITOR: El Dorado Irrigation District’s latest rate hikes have been particularly harsh on area restaurants, which now often pay seven times as much for their EID sewer bills as they do for water; $12,000 annual EID bills now are not uncommon and are a hefty load on thin margin small businesses struggling to survive. EID […]

No Comment / July 30, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

A dose of Dan: The marketing of Election Day

Dan Francisco

Election season is heating up, and this November is a big one, a presidential election that will definitively chart the course of our country for years. Some experts claim our nation has not been this politically polarized since the Civil War, so one thing we should agree on no matter where we fall on the […]

No Comment / July 27, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News

Cool down with us With hot summer weather upon us and if you are looking for something to do, don’t hesitate, come to the El Dorado Hills Senior Center and sign up for the many activities that are available for you. Every day these activities are enjoyed by many seniors. It’s fun and you meet […]

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

Billingsley’s Bullets: It’s time for a new wife!

Bob Billingsley

My ears are demanding that I marry a new wife! Monika and I recently took hearing tests at Kaiser Hospital. The audiologist informed us that I have a hearing problem in my right ear. I hear low sounds/voices well, but the pitch in Monika’s voice is the most difficult for me to understand. I should […]

No Comment / July 22, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »