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Randy Mac: Just clownin’ around got me a big ‘uh-oh’ moment

Randy Mac: Just clownin’ around got me a big ‘uh-oh’ moment

Some days I wonder if I’ll ever run out of stories. I guess that’ll happen if I’m ever unable to remember days past! It was back in about 1978 or…

Lee Hamilton: Some suggestions for improving Congress

Lee Hamilton: Some suggestions for improving Congress

Whether they’re in the majority or in the minority, members of Congress need to accept responsibility for resolving the nation’s challenges. No more treating the other side as an enemy,…

Sandra W. Reed: What if a retiree works while taking Social Security benefits?

Sandra W. Reed: What if a retiree works while taking Social Security benefits?

J. Ward Moorehouse, a veteran news reporter, plans to retire in 2013 at age 62 even though he does not reach full retirement for Social Security retirement benefits purposes until…

Randy Mac: Hard as a rock — and roll

Randy Mac: Hard as a rock — and roll

Looking way back to when I was a little boy, I can remember well my grandmother on my dad’s side standing at her kitchen counter in her little shack of…

Life Care Planning: What you should know about Social Security benefits

Life Care Planning: What you should know about Social Security benefits

By Sandra W. Reed Social Security Payoff: Only If Retiree Paid Into the System Misconceptions about the Social Security Retirement system have prompted heated rhetoric recently. Payments to retirees have…

Life Care Planning: ‘Lady Bird Deed’ not a wildflower planting but a Medicaid oasis

Life Care Planning: ‘Lady Bird Deed’ not a wildflower planting but a Medicaid oasis

By Sandra W. Reed The Lady Bird Deed is not a wildflower planting, but it can create an oasis as lovely as wildflowers in a meadow in the land of…

Life Care Planning: Family with special-needs children needs specialized solutions

By Sandra W. Reed Frances and Samuel Preston are Mimi and Boppa to their only son’s three children. They adore these youngsters, are deeply concerned about their welfare and want…

The Undercurrent: New year, new beginnings

The Undercurrent: New year, new beginnings

This time of year, it’s tempting  simply to look behind at what happened in the last 365 days and review the year that was. But we prefer to learn from…

The Undercurrent: Do we really want Dirty Harry and Harriet in classrooms?

The Undercurrent: Do we really want Dirty Harry and Harriet in classrooms?

After every major shooting incident, the predictable chorus begins: We must “do something” to stop this kind of senseless violence from happening again. Do something, do something. In the wake…

The Undercurrent: Lessons still not learned

The Undercurrent: Lessons still not learned

It was lunchtime in Killeen that day in October 1991. A crowd had gathered at the Luby’s Cafeteria. As diners feasted on fried fish and roast beef, a blue Ford…