We all need reminders, sometimes even for the most rudimentary of tasks. Repitition is often the key to remembering, which helps explain the change in color of today’s paper and of our Web site — www.gwinnettdailypost.com.
As major acts go, the $71.50 ticket price for the Garth Brooks World Tour is a bargain. With that in mind, I wondered how much it cost the previous time I saw the country music star.
College freshmen are completing their first month on campus. According to the website The Other Freshman 15, “The first 15 weeks of college can be the riskiest for sexual assault. … One out of five students experience rape or sexual assault while they are in college, and in the great majority of cases (75-80 percent), the victim knows the attacker.”
This week, I was contacted by a group of deer on Jekyll Island seeking my counsel. They are in a tizzy. It seems that members of the Jekyll Island Authority have decided that there are too many of them — deer, not members of the Jekyll Island Authority — on the island and that the herd needs to be thinned out.
OK. I haven’t given anyone a quiz in a long time. What do “Just the facts, ma’am,” “Sorry about that, Chief,” and “What you talking ‘bout, Willis?” have in common?
After Gwinnett County Public Schools won the prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education this week, CEO/ Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks said the school system would celebrate “for a day or so” before getting back to business. While things have no doubt returned to normal after Monday’s announcement, this is an accomplishment that should continue to be celebrated.
Late, hesitant and reluctant as he is, President Obama has begun effecting a workable strategy against the Islamic State.
I am of the opinion that everybody needs a word of encouragement every day. I am also of the opinion that a person’s encouraging, helpful words can change the lives of others.
Your electronic data is not safe. That is the assumption you should make every time you swipe a card to make a transaction.
The Yampa River and its plentiful trout — rainbow, brown, and brook - is very alluring. The 250-mile-long, north-flowing river is a tributary of the Green River. It has the second largest watershed in the state
The speech Obama gave in Cairo in 2009 and the address he gave at the United Nations on Wednesday can be seen as bookends. In the heady months after his election, Obama hoped to be remembered as the president who forged a new peace between the Western and Islamic worlds. Now, while not completely abandoning that hope, Obama says there first must be war against jihadist “killers” who understand no language but “the language of force.”
Without prior knowledge or intent, I recently was inducted into a club I had no interest in joining, especially in light of the $200 initiation fee.
The history of the many special groups in America deserves more thoughtful consideration than just a few disparate bursts of acknowledgement every year.
Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the ISIS crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don’t want another war. In all my 84 years, I cannot recall a time when most Americans wanted war. That is something we should be proud of. But wars are not always optional.
Jack Ma is the founder of the Chinese Internet retailer Alibaba. According to The New York Times, Alibaba is “the world’s largest Internet commerce company, with 231 million active buyers using its site, 11.3 billion annual orders and $296 billion in annual merchandise sales.”
- CLINE: That's the ticket; stubs provide look at past concerts (and costs)
- THOMAS: Combating campus sexual assaults
- YARBROUGH: Thinning out the alternatives for Jekyll Island deer
- HUCKABY: TV’s iconic phrases live on in daily life
- KRAUTHAMMER: Our real Syria strategy: containment-plus
- MCCULLOUGH: Might be time to go back to the barter system
- SMITH: Colorado’s Yampa River a trout-fishing treat
- ROBINSON: Bookends of a presidency
- PARKER: Cry, you’re on hidden camera
- CEPEDA: Misreading Hispanic heritage
Letters to the Editor
- LETTERS: De facto tax increase not ‘prudent’ for citizens
- LETTERS: Coach Lloyd was a ‘one-of-a-kind’ man
- LETTERS: Paper misplays Michelle Nunn race
- LETTERS: Learn about the FairTax for yourself
- LETTERS: Detractors need to know facts about FairTax
- LETTERS: Wishing Rich good luck in new role as Superior Court judge
- LETTERS: FairTax is a win-win for everyone
- LETTERS: Cartoon’s depiction of Paula Deen unfair
- LETTERS: Remarks by Clippers owner were wrong, but so was how they were obtained
- LETTER: Snellville couple deserves support in pursuit of gay marriage rights
- OUR VIEW: Pink paper’s goal: Raise awarness for breast cancer
- OUR VIEW: Gwinnett Public Schools distinguishes itself with second Broad Prize
- OUR VIEW: Georgia Gwinnett College puts best foot forward in welcoming incoming students
- OUR VIEW: Thumbs up to Moore, county for animal shelter improvement
- OUR VIEW: Start of school brings reminder to be cautious around buses
- OUR VIEW: Tax rate decision prudent if not popular
- OUR VIEW: On the road, remember to ‘move over’ for emergency personnel
- OUR VIEW: Reminder of public hearings for county millage rate
- OUR VIEW: Gwinnett answers the challenge of the Great American Cleanup
- OUR VIEW: County takes right steps with active shooter training
- BUCK'S BYTES: That was a big day for Apple
- BUCK'S BYTES: Simple tech is often good tech
- BUCK'S BYTES: Should electrical wiring, lights still be so old school?
- BUCK'S BYTES: iPads a good choice for changing education
- BUCK'S BYTES: Stepping in to wearable tech
- BUCK'S BYTES: Internet tax reform long overdue 1 comment
- BUCK'S BYTES: Slow hybrid growth is better than no growth
- BUCK'S BYTES: T-Mobile gives hope to cellphone users' wallets
- BUCK'S BYTES: Even space requires fast Internet
- BUCK'S BYTES: The dodged bullet of SimCity