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Predicting another unpredictable year

By The Daily Sentinel

Here’s a cautionary tale for those eager to forecast what will occur in 2009. It involves a prediction made just six months ago by an expert in his field — not one of those New Year’s prognostications from a year ago. From a ...


King shoots, misses

By The Daily Sentinel

State Rep. Steve King said he strives to avoid “ethical dilemmas, those questions from the public that you’re running legislation just to put food on your table or make your business grow.” If avoiding that perception was ...


Blago blusters on

By The Daily Sentinel

As if politics in Illinois weren’t troublesome enough right now, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has decided to make things more contentious. Blagojevich promised two weeks ago through his attorney that he would not use his authority to ...


Club 19?

By The Daily Sentinel

So, Gunnison County has decided to bolt from Club 20, ostensibly over the voting system used by the Western Slope advocacy organization. That’s certainly the county’s right. Nothing says it is required to continue its membership ...


A long overdue pardon

By The Daily Sentinel

The presidential pardon granted last week to Charles Winters may seem a bit late, seeing as how Winters died in 1984. But that’s just a blink of an eye compared to how long it took the Vatican to reconsider its case against Galileo ...


Alternative power survives oil-price drop

By The Daily Sentinel

As the column below notes, Americans’ enthusiasm for fuel-efficient automobiles is fickle. It rises with gasoline prices, and drops dramatically when the price at the pump plummets. Our eagerness for alternate forms of energy ...


Silverton not shorted in Christmas storm

By The Daily Sentinel

The snowstorms that arrived in Colorado beginning Christmas Day didn’t dump as much white powder in many parts of the state as had been predicted. Residents of Silverton aren’t feeling shortchanged in the snow department, ...


Still-dangerous world awaits President Obama

By The Daily Sentinel

Pakistan moved more troops to its border with India last week, and tensions heightened between those two countries. Pakistan later sought to relieve those tensions, saying it did not want war with India and that it would work to weed out ...


Christmas pardons

By The Daily Sentinel

There are several weeks remaining in President George W. Bush’s term in the White House, and he could still issue some last-minute, high-profile pardons of political types, such as President Bill Clinton did in his last days in ...


Steady and thorough led to Helmick arrest

By The Daily Sentinel

There was considerable speculation, shortly after Alan Helmick was found shot to death at his home near Whitewater last June 10, about whether Helmick’s wife was involved. An affidavit made public this week in support of Miriam ...


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