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A new battle concept for comprehensive plan hearing: Listen

August 11, 2011
Spyro "Speedo" Condos and I haven't always agreed. I often see him outside his restaurant when I'm going to take a lakeshore walk and we have short conversations. Last Saturday, Speedo and I had one of these sidewalk conversations. I commented on how nice I thought the bridge looked; he didn't totally agree with me — which is, as I said, not all that unusual. "I'm a heritage guy," he said.
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Some of us have been waiting a lifetime for this

January 20, 2011
Although I enjoy almost all sports, I don't typically use this column to talk about those things. An editorial should be about important national topics such as our more than $14 trillion national debt, increasing health care costs and the use of politics by some to make excuses or try to explain why an insane man shot people at an Arizona grocery store. An editorial typically should be an opinion about a local issue such as the rescue and fire services disagreement between Geneva Township and the Lake Geneva Fire Department or whether the Walworth County District Attorney's Office should have filed charges against Lake Geneva city staff for mismanagement.

Recent Editorial
Itís almost time for Venetian, Walworth County Fair
August 04, 2011
The heat is here. But, that also means ... I canít believe Iím going to say it ... summer is almost over. The months of May, June and July just flew by, didnít they?Itís already August and local students will be heading back to school in just more than four weeks. Teachers will be back at school earlier than that and the rest of us who try to get away and enjoy the beautiful Wisconsin summer almost have run out of time.But, August also signifies some of the areaís biggest and best events including Venetian Festival and the Walworth County Fair.
A policy change, a plan for the future, criticism debunked
July 28, 2011
Two city government stories caught my eye last week.First, there was an item about a change in policy regarding city employees storing personal items on city-owned property.As Alderman Tom Krause said such a practice is ďway out of line.
Itís time to be honest about my problem
July 21, 2011
I have a deep, dark secret.For years, I have hid it well from many. I donít talk about it except with those who have a similar problem.Itís true ó I really enjoy watching wrestling. Itís not the kind of wrestling you see in the Olympics or at local high schools during the winter.
Some things Iíve been thinking about for awhile
July 14, 2011
Normally, we dedicate an entire column or editorial to one topic. Not this week. Unless I wanted to delve into the debt ceiling debate (which I am too frustrated to even discuss right now) none of the other things I have had on my mind, while important, can fill the entire editorial space. So, here are some things Iíve been thinking about lately in no particular order.
Everything you want to know about the newspaper, more
July 07, 2011
I know you want to learn all about fonts, right? Be honest. Are you sure, now?Donít be silly, Iím not going to bore you with those ďtypesĒ of details. But seriously, the Regional News is embarking on a redesign of the newspaper and website. Weíve been working on these improvements for several weeks now. An unveiling of the new-look Regional News is a few weeks away and the website is being improved weekly. Make sure to check it out at www.lakegenevanews.net.
Viva the differences ó what July 4th really means
June 30, 2011
ďCan you write a column about July 4th?Ē Editor Lisa Seiser said. ďI donít want to write the same thing I wrote last year ... and the year before.ĒActually, she wasnít giving herself enough credit. There were differences. Last year, for instance, the editorial ran horizontally. The year before it ran vertically. The headlines were different. And one had a picture with it; the other one didnít.Itís true though that they were both similar in that she wrote about the Declaration of Independence and the remarkable freedoms it bestowed on us.
Kenosha, we have a problem ó a serious problem
June 23, 2011
Unless you work in the office at the Regional News or the Kenosha News, you donít know that there almost wasnít a newspaper last Wednesday.The streak of the paper coming out on time ó 139 years long ó almost came to an end.Yes, really, no paper. Well, maybe it wouldnít have been that disastrous. More likely only a day or two late, but that would have been bad enough.
Can someone please read my blog ...
June 16, 2011
I have a testimonial to share.ďJust went through your blogs. They are great!ĒThatís a very nice commentary on the blogs Iíve been writing the last two months. Never mind that this thoughtful vote of confidence came from my daughter.
We need know the facts to solve Americaís problems
June 09, 2011
All politicians embellish and exaggerate to make their ideas and opinions sound and look better than those who oppose them. Many politicians go a step further and flat out lie.But, the problem is facts should be facts and there should be no question about those. However, it seems as though in the political arena we now find ourselves, the blur has become greater between facts, ideas and commentary.And none of this does any good to solve the problems we must address in America.
Here is a special message for the graduates
June 02, 2011
ďThis is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.ĒWinston Churchill
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