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Opinion: It’s high time to shutter IRS

We’re sure you’ve heard about the latest fail at the IRS. It was recently reported tax return information for “about 104,000” taxpayers was illegally accessed by computer hackers overseas. The stolen information was used...

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Column: Legendary Cape of Good Hope

Cape Point, a UNESCO World Heritage site situated 30 miles south of Cape Town, South Africa, offers an extraordinary view of the famous Cape of Good Hope, which is neither the southernmost point of...

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Opinion: Gifts you shouldn’t give

This is part two of my highlights of the newest Hammacher Schlemmer gift catalog. Just in time for Father’s Day, it includes some items that might make dad wish you’d gotten him a tie....

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Column: “Lead” and “led”

Question: “Dear Jordan, I look forward to your column in The Southside Times every week. I especially enjoy your sense of humor and the fact that you don’t take grammar too seriously. Please do address the difference...

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Opinion: An idea, well-conceived

Our eldest son capped a successful first year of college with a class trip to the seeming birthplace of democracy, Athens, Greece. As a student in Indiana University’s Civic Leaders program, it related sufficiently...