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By Scott Sullivan Editor Outside the Box You don’t see orgone accumulators a lot these days. I blame science. They were all the rage in the 1950s, when every luminary from William S. Burroughs to Orson Bean sat in coffin-shaped boxes designed to capture energy-charged forces from the atmosphere and pump them into their bodies. […]

NBA silence on China deafening

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher I’m a hoops junkie. I play and watch basketball every chance I get. I traveled all over the country attending NBA playoff games way back when. Not any more, but I do watch NBA games on the TV frequently. That’s why I’ve taken a more than precursory interest in China’s dismay […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Mid-Life Crisis Probably you’ve been prepped on the 7 P’s: Piss-Poor Planning Promotes Piss-Poor Performance. Which is why I’m bound for the Fennville Goose Fest Saturday, whose 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. highlight will be Mid-Life Crisis. At age 64 I can’t plan enough, assuming I haven’t been through this crisis already. […]

Keep public notices in newspapers

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher I’d like to bring up an issue of great concern to the newspaper community: public notices and attempts by state legislators to end them in print. Their reasoning is that interested parties could view the notices on a website, maybe sponsored by the state, easier than they could find them in […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor 3 Billion Birds “3 billion birds have disappeared” read the headline. How do you count things that aren’t? I thought. Take a census? “Since 1979,” the story explained, “North America has lost 29 percent of its wild feathered friends, a study published in the recent journal Science finds. “The bird population […]

Epstein media coverage dies after suicide

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Just a month ago Jeffrey Epstein was front and center of all news programs. The billionaire pedophile with an A-list of friends, including former President Bill Clinton and England’s Prince Andrew, who allegedly partook in his elaborate escapades was set to drain “the swamp” faster than President Trump could ever imagine. […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Pizza Beethoven When the Varchetti family from suburban Detroit ordered a pizza from Hungry Howie’s, they didn’t expect a Beethoven topping. Delivery guy Bryce Dudal, 18, peeked in the Varchettis’ foyer and asked to play their baby grand piano. Um, sure … Fingers flying across the keyboard, he blazed through the […]

Every story has two sides

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher I’ve always been a believer that my peers, the journalists of the world, need to tell both sides of the story and leave personal opinions to the editorial pages. I believe the same for educators. Teach both sides of an issue and allow your students to make their own decisions. As […]

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aBy Scott Sullivan Editor Bug Acre Yum, yum … maggots? A Washington Post story stops shy of saying maggo-roni and cheese will soon be a diet staple for humans. But it already is for pets. Grubs are beetle, not fly, larvae, but no doubt Grubhub sells them. Birds and lizards love chowing down on maggots, […]

In defense of the old, white male

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher “Oh man, it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.” This was said by one of the new heroes of the alt-left movement, New York Times writer Sarah Jeong, who has written several pieces and tweets often about her hate of old […]