Price for Saddam hanging was way too high

The headline on Page 7A of Thursday’s paper made me smile. “Sentence Upheld: Saddam ordered to be executed within 30 days? That means sometime between right now and the Super Bowl, somebody in Baghdad is going to tie a rope around this old bastard’s worthless neck and hang his sorry ass. But thanks to another…

Merry Christmas

Hope you all received something from Santa you really wanted this year. Since this is my last Christmas as just a guy, not a dad, or when the good presents stop, I’ll let you know a little of what I got. The best gift was a camcorder. It’s basically a “be able to record baby…

Awesome charity

I saw one of the most humane and sincere events this past Sunday. As I was going to the base to watch a day’s worth of football I stopped at the main gate entrance. And as usual a man was selling the Sunday paper. And I don’t know why but it always seems like the…

Outaw trial

In the past 3 days I have sat through 21 hours of the trial Byron Outlaw. It was my first official trial story I was responsible for covering, and the charge Outlaw was sentenced and found guilty of was murder. It was an emotional rollercoaster. For a second I though he was guilty, for a…

Don’t eat the pork

I just finished reading, alright, almost finished reading one of the most insightful and probably the most graphic stories that I’ve ever read. In the newest Rolling Stone magazine — the one with Snoop Dogg on the cover — writer Jeff Tietz addresses the problems and waste of the Smithfield Foods company. And to quote…

How the Grinch stole Christmas bonuses

For the first 20-something years I worked here at the paper, I always received a Christmas bonus. The first one was for 7 dollars and 50 cents. The last one was for 750 dollars. The December bonus was the boss’ way of saying “merry Christmas? and “thank you? to his employees — most of who…

Jon Stewart in 08

I’ve seen the T-Shirts supporting a potential presidential nomination and to some extent I actually agree. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert might have the two best shows on television. The “Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” should be up there with the likes of most other actual “news” shows. They keep it fresh and interesting…

How much?

How much is too much when you go Christmas shopping? Do you want the extravagant gift, or do you want to give the extravagant gift. I don’t know why, but I always got way more pleasure out of giving someone close a really nice gift, opposed to getting one. It was always a catch 22.

Going weekly — but only for awhile

With the new year quickly approaching and a lot of my “personal time off? yet to be taken, I will be off for several days the next few weeks. So for the rest of this year, I will only be writing a weekly blog every Thursdays. Please keep reading. And if you need a daily…

Blogs you won’t remember and should forget

During lunch with some ladies at the paper on Thursday, I started talking about the first blogs I wrote while covering the Winter Olympics in Turin last February. They had me writing them on yourhub.com Only problem was the paper had not yet launched yourhub.com and nobody knew where to find these blogs. Here are…

To Stache or not to Stache

The moustache, I pinning it all on Charlotte Bobcats Adam Morrison, is making a comeback. I’m not sure I’m supposed to spoil stuff like this or not, but Sunday’s paper has a little article in the Trends section about the comeback of the mustache. Hopefully, you’ll end up reading the article this blog. The article…