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STARTING OVER

By DANNY MINTON You stare at the line with pen in hand. To sign it means freedom, yet at the same time, it brings thoughts of memories that once were a part of a happier life. Thoughts of flowers, fancy clothes, smiles, and looking toward a bright future seem like faded pictures of a life that once was so alive

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PEOPLE REMAIN PEOPLE

By DANNY MINTON There is a passage in Tom Clancy’s book “Red Storm Rising” where two Russians are discussing war. One of the men, who was not really for going to war, makes the following statement: “There are always doubts, Comrade Minister. Fighting a war is not an exercise in mathematics. We deal with people, not numbers. Numbers have their

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PASSING JUDGMENT

By DANNY MINTON Growing up, the kids in our neighborhood and probably most neighborhoods in the fifties played “Cowboys and Indians.” The Indians were always the bad guys. This picture is what we saw when we went to the movies or read most of the western comic books. That was the mindset most boys grew up around. Then, as an

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KEEP ON KEEPING ON

By DANNY MINTON Some of you may remember a comedian named Joe E. Brown. Known for his big mouth and great character, he was one of the more popular comedians in the 1930s and ’40s. Joe spent many hours entertaining the troops during World War II and became one of the few civilians to receive the Bronze Star. One day

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LOW MAN ON THE TOTEM POLE

By DANNY MINTON Totem poles have been around for hundreds of years. You won’t see too many around Abilene since mesquite tree trunks aren’t the ideal trunks for a 30-foot tall sculpture. Totem poles were not worshipped but designed mostly to depict tribal history or folklore. Many times native Indians would feel a connection to one of the animal symbols

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