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Jerry Zezima: In the Jurassic dark

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When I was a kid, I knew all the dinosaurs — not personally, of course, because they were extinct by then, and woolly mammoths roamed the earth. But I was a fan of such prehistoric stars as brontosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex and especially Raquel Welch, who wore a cave woman bikini in one of my favorite movies, “One Million Years B.C.”

David Trinko: What you say vs. what you do

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Sometimes what someone says he wants doesn’t necessarily match up with his actions.

Clarence Page: How a GOP tax cut plan became a gift to Democrats

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Remember how cameras followed Rep. Kevin McCarthy up and down the aisles of the House as he tried to string together enough deals during 15 rounds of voting to be elected House speaker?

Lori Borgman: Exotic fashion trends wear out their welcome

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I am too practical to ever be cutting-edge fashionable.

Dr. Jessica Johnson: Heartfelt lessons from beating

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I finally brought myself to watch a shortened clip of the brutal beating of Tyre Nichols by Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith, the five former Memphis police officers who have now been charged with second-degree murder.

John Grindrod: Tom Usher, another that Lima was fortunate to have

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I wonder if we in the Lima area have appreciated the many media members who’ve so enriched our lives. Some, like Michael Reghi and Scott Clark, who both once upon a time worked at WLIO, went on to lager markets and achieved great success, the former as a play-by-play broadcaster both in college and the pros, and the latter as sports director and anchor at WABC in New York City.

Legal-Ease: Even if written, real estate contract may not mean what it says

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For agreements and contracts of any financial or other significance, a written agreement is advisable, even if not legally required. This is because it is more difficult to later argue about the terms of the “deal” if the agreement is not in writing to begin with.

Christine Flowers: Contrasting two protests in the cradle of liberty

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It’s always good when people take time out of their busy schedules to protest what they believe to be an injustice.

Don Stratton: The great margarine war

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If you are like me and think that government interference in our lives is a little bit too much, then the next time you go to buy a container of margarine at the grocery, just think about this — 120 years ago, you could buy cocaine in drug stores, saloons and by mail order, but in some U.S. states and in Canada you could not buy margarine at all. Additionally, even if a state didn’t consider it to be contraband, margarine could not be dyed yellow to make it look like butter. The period is known as the great margarine war.