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Notes & Quotes-January 13, 2018

By Tom Morrow One of the more interesting stories I wrote during my 40-plus years in wordsmithing was about the drama that played out in the skies of ...

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OpEd: Call lethal injection the vile torture it is

By Stephen Cooper In a New Year’s Eve display of liberal newspaper death penalty abolition harmony – buoyed by the release of the Death Penalty Information Center’s (DPIC) ...

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Notes & Quotes-January 6, 2018

By Tom Morrow Words and Phrases We Really Don’t Need In case you haven’t noticed, the Queen’s English, or at least our American version of that language, is ...

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Notes and Quotes-December 30, 2017

Ah, for the ‘Good Ol’ Days!’ By Tom Morrow As good as life is for our society these days, there are some things from the past I really ...

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Notes and Quotes: December 23, 2017

‘Of Thee I Sing, Baby!’ By Tom Morrow During my tenure at the Blade-Citizen/North County Times, I was involved in a number of activities which kept me highly-involved ...

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Notes and Quotes – December 16, 2017

By Tom Morrow A little boy was in a relative’s wedding. As he came down the aisle he took two steps, stopped, turned to the crowd (alternating between ...

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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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