Military mama: Learning language part of military life

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Looking back on my first few months (and probably years) as a military wife I will admit I was often confused. If you saw me with that happy but oh-so-puzzled look on my face, it was likely because you were speaking “military.” The abbreviations and acronyms are truly a language of their own and tossed […]

Noise ordinance goes unenforced

Noise ordinance goes unenforced I am confused and frustrated that we have an ordinance against loud music and it’s not enforced by our city police. I have called police multiple times in the last several months about this problem in my neighborhood, and after repeated times have asked officers to start issuing citations. The officers […]

‘Ahnold’ back in stride

By Stacy Allen “Terminator 3” is an intriguing movie that even had me in a state of confusion. In some ways it follows the tradition of the older movies and at the same time it follows the same steps as recent computer-generated films, but in the end it is the Terminator pattern that hooked me. […]