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Notes and Quotes December 9, 2017

By Tom Morrow Back in 1984, I interviewed Oscar-winning actor Jack Lemmon for a “Some Like It Hot” party at the Hotel del Coronado where I was vice ...

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When politicians perpetuate the death penalty against the will of the people

Progressive Alabamians faced an election night last year that was by turns terrifying and soul-crushing, but also, when it comes to criminal justice reform, vaguely hopeful. While many ...

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Notes and Quotes- December 2, 2017

By Tom Morrow During my two-year stint at the (now defunct) Escondido Times-Advocate, I was lucky to interview two comic legends: Milton Berle and Henny Youngman. Both encounters ...

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Notes and Quotes-November 25, 2017

‘Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?’ By Tom Morrow During my 40-plus years in newspapers, television, public relations and advertising, I have the good fortune to encounter many ...

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Wiping the stain of capital punishment clean

Soon the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a case with the potential to end this nation’s abominably long and freakish experimentation with the death penalty. That’s ...

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Notes and Quotes- November 18, 2017

By Tom Morrow Some 35 years ago, when I was the public relations director for the Hotel del Coronado, I had an unexpected experience with a major personality ...

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Notes & Quotes- November 11, 2017

The ‘King of the Cowboys’ Was A Collector By Tom Morrow A number of years ago, I interviewed Roy Rogers and Dale Evans before one of their performances ...

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Going Somewhere for the Holidays?

For years, I have made people aware in newspapers and speeches how my life changed 25 years ago after a drunken driver hit me. I was 16 then. ...

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Notes & Quotes-November 4, 2017

Where have all the ‘Good Ol’ Days’ gone? By Tom Morrow As good as life is for our society these days, there are some things from the past ...

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Notes and Quotes-October 28, 2017

By Tom Morrow Calling all veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, as well as those veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. What the late Jim ...

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Op-Ed: Alabama’s “Baghdad Bob” of Death Row

By Stephen Cooper By training, retired Air Force colonel Jeff Dunn is not an actor, an anesthesiologist, nor as pointed out when he was tapped by disgraced former ...

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Op-Ed: When racism lurks in the heart of a death penalty juror

By Stephen Cooper “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” This single, sinister question, asked over a sepulchral-sounding musical score, was rhetorical; for after a ...

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Cutting SNAP Program would Endanger Veteran’s Family

By Khuzema Savai I have a son who is 8 years old. His health and nourishment are my focus. Eleven years ago, I joined the United States Navy, ...

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Congress Shouldn’t Let Flood Insurance Program Expire

Unless Congress takes action, the government’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire on Sept. 30. While NFIP isn’t a household name, it’s often the only flood insurance ...

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Senator Bates Issues Statement on Passage of AB-805

Passage of bill dilutes North County’s voice on transportation issues On Thursday, the California State Senate approved Assembly Bill 805 (Gonzalez Fletcher) that would change the governing structure ...

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