Opinion

Answering The Call For Help

by Assemblyman Joseph Vas In my years of public service, one thing always remains the same: When times are good, the public generally asks government to limit its influence, but when rough economic times hit the public often turns to…

Why Joe DiMaggio Will Remain Immortal

By Michael P. Riccards The change of seasons, especially in the East, brings bucolic dreams of springtime and its sister, baseball. For many the game recaptures a pastoral past, the remembrance of childhood aimlessly spent, rather than the problems of…

THE UN-COMFORT ZONE with Robert Wilson

What’s Pushing Your Buttons? What motivates you?  That’s the question I’d like to ask in this inaugural column on motivation.  Are you motivated by fame, fortune or fear.  Or is it something deeper that fans the flames inside of you. …

Playing With Fire

By Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski On Sept. 27, 2007, 2-year-old Breydon Edwards and 15-month-old Peyton Edwards of Russellville, Arkansas, found a motorcycle-shaped lighter in their home. While playing with what to them appeared to be a toy vehicle, they accidentally…

Getting Back On Our Feet

By Assemblyman Joseph Vas With each New Year, we must take stock of past accomplishments and turn our sights to future challenges. There is no doubt that our economy is struggling, and if past history is an indicator for New…