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    SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. — There was no time to waste. As Hurricane Ian lashed southwest Florida, Bryan Stern, a veteran of the U.S. military, and others began gathering crews, boats and even crowbars for the urgent task that would soon be at hand: rescuing hundreds of people who might get trapped by floodwaters.

      OPINION: "Then, like now, it hardly mattered that the threat of domestic subversion (as distinct from the external Soviet threat) was no more real than fears of insidious “groomers” or Satanic pedophiles lurking in shadows behind the shelves of school libraries conspiring to foist dangerous books on vulnerable children," writes UA historian Michael Schaller. 

      We regularly encounter stories of Americans struggling to stay financially afloat, buffeted by the day's economic challenges. So many focus on a woman who is identified a quarter of the way in as a "single mother." She's often portrayed facing impossible demands of holding a paying job while caring for the young ones.


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      I will add my voice to the many others who dislike the recent changes in our beloved local paper. Where is Mutts? Or the crypto quip? Dilbert? The Thursday crossword? Why do we need a column on suede shoes, moisturizers and laundry? But the biggest loss is reading the paper in the morning wi…

      I enjoy some of the new comics you added. I do not enjoy the downsizing of he comics as in number and size of print. Bring back crankshaft and zitz and a little larger type .

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