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ANOTHER LETTER-TO-THE-EDITOR…

September 20th, 2014

This is the letter-to-the-editor I’m sending to The Marietta Times in response to Glenna Clutter’s letter this morning calling David Burton a mild-mannered and intelligent man. Clutter went on to write that Burton’s reasoned explanations make sense to those not too deaf to listen. He does not peddle hate and intolerance, but he does promote […]

MARK TWAIN UNDERSTOOD THE DANGER OF LIES…

September 20th, 2014

Reader Fred O’Neill writes: “The Man Who Came to Dinner” at the Republican fall fiesta this year, is an influential, Texas-based, evangelical guru who receives lots of free-meals by peddling revisionist notions about the role of religion in American history. The problem is that David Barton knows about as much about American history as I […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

September 20th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News End in sight for most summer construction projects The Ruble file School report cards are in 10 years later: Memories of Ivan 25th annual POW/MIA Day Top Headlines Poll: Do you approve or disapprove of the new traffic patterns around town? Great pictures of Marietta… […]

MARIETTANS WELCOME DAVID BARTON…

September 19th, 2014

Fred O’Neill writes: The “Truth and Justice” rally came off fairly well. About 150-200 of us lined Pennsylvania Avenue (the only access to the Shrine Club where Barton spoke). Passing dinner attendees responded to us in one of three ways: 1) they drove by as quickly as possible and tried to pretend that we weren’t […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

September 19th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Digging deeper GOP dinner attraction Killer appeals his guilty plea City will renew effort to sell Phillips St. lot Fort Frye celebrates roof, gifts Top Headlines Poll: Do you plan to get a flu shot this fall? I have gotten a flu shot every year […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

September 18th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Guns, ammo find Arrest pleases Clark’s family; fond memories of victim flow Cold Case Unit leads probe Beverly Council looking to cut pool’s red ink Corporate Challenge returns Top Headlines Poll: Are more inclined to play the lottery if there’s a reallybig jackpot? Great pictures […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

September 17th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE (Note: Newseum doesn’t usually update the front pages until 0630 or so) Today’s headlines include: Local News Arrest in ’81 killing Woman convicted of armed robberies Harmar sidewalk work in limbo again United Way kicks off campaign Life after high school Top Headlines Poll: Are more inclined to play the […]

UP THE WELSH…!

September 16th, 2014

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NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

September 16th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE (Note: Newseum doesn’t usually update the front pages until 0630 or so) Today’s headlines include: Local News Notorious lots Children Services levy to help families Man admits selling drugs to informant Body found in home gutted by fire Warren on track with middle school plan Top Headlines Poll: How do […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

September 15th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE (Note: Newseum doesn’t usually update the front pages until 0630 or so) Today’s headlines include: Local News City eyesores Ohio voters picking sides for Nov. 4 ‘The scientist’ stays ‘signed in’ Changes welcome at block party Very first Parkersburg Paddlefest goes well Top Headlines Poll: Do you hunt deer for […]

NOT THE (SUNDAY) MARIETTA TIMES…

September 14th, 2014

TODAY’S PARKERSBURG NEWS AND SENTINEL FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Block Party Veterans walk helps student group Tomblin filling $100M shortfall New system to grade schools GOP dinner speaker seen as a lighting rod Top Headlines Poll: Would you purchase a device that prevented the passenger in front of you on an airplane […]

I HAD A DREAM ONCE TOO, BUT

September 13th, 2014

TALENT IS AN INVENTION LIKE PHLOGISTON

September 13th, 2014

Many people not only fail to become outstandingly good at what they do … they frequently don’t even get any better [at doing it] than they were when they started. — Geoff Colvin in Talent Is Overrated This is an alarming state of affairs for anyone who wants to stay working in today’s competitive world. […]

OUR MOST TERRIFYING WORD: OOPS…!

September 13th, 2014

As an enlisted man in the United States Navy I was directly responsible for the care of eight tactical nuclear missiles. I don’t know how the Air Force handles the mission, but I do know that any of the actions that Oliver mentions would have gotten me expelled from the program in a heart beat. […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

September 13th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News GUILTY VERDICT Empty and neglected properties have become a burden Sentenced for drug trafficking Local triathlon is in ninth year Oak Grove Christian Top Headlines Poll: Have you made a complaint about an abandoned property? If anyone feels that an abandoned property affects their property […]

TIME FOR A BIT GERMINATION…

September 12th, 2014

Tom continues to refine his ideas about how you can best put the Brand You concept into action in your professional life. His latest oeuvre is called Excellence. NO EXCUSES! and it contains several chapters that will give you ideas for giving your brand a boost. The first chapter we’ve chosen offers this nugget from […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

September 12th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Blair: His story War on drugs Man accused of trying to pay mom for sex with girl, 12 4 arrests tied to pot sales Contract to be extended on City Hall project Top Headlines Poll: How necessary do you think is Marietta’s mowing season law? […]

BRAND ME…!

September 11th, 2014

In true Tom Peters style, the concept of Brand You was ahead of its time. Tom introduced it in a Fast Company article in August 1997: “The Brand Called You.” It’s been causing quite a stir ever since—with critics decrying self-promotion—and only with the advent of social media did it start to gain wide acceptance. […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

September 11th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Murder trial Truly historic GOP dinner speaker seen as a lighting rod WVUP ceremony salutes victims of 9-11 Committee backs 7th St. parking pad Top Headlines Poll: Do you feel safer today than on Sept. 11, 2001? I would say that I feel marginally less […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

September 10th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Murder details Children-in-poverty numbers up Barnett remembered as tireless volunteer Theater’s tax exemption proposed Longer mowing season Top Headlines Poll: How interested are you in news about the second royal baby? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

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