Jim Beall

Growth v. charm debate misses mark

The never-ending superficial debate on development vs. charm is laughable. And telling fellow citizens to move out if they want shopping convenience is the height of self-righteous ...

Quote beyond establishment

Your editorial on charter schools (?Charter school trend doesn?t add up,? Our View, April 1) asks why we need them if all we have to do is enrich conventional schools. If the probl ...

Brave souls exercise duty

The American people elected (President Barack) Obama expecting change in health, energy, economic and foreign policies. On every front, proposals to reform these critical areas hav ...

Lake of the Pines con says he plans to make things right

Some local residents shared their opinions about a Lake of the Pines man’s court case and potential prison sentence after a change of plea Monday. William Lawson Campbell, who w ...

Cure for an inside job

The solution: We disguise ourselves as stockbrokers, oil barons and lobbyists for the health insurance industry (that made U.S. health care the most expensive on earth) and for fat ...

Don’t skip over historical facts

Willard Schmehl (Reader Input, March 24) alleges illegal involvement of Democratic presidents in overseas military operations, yet holds George Bush up as the great defender of the ...

Governor has global outlook

People in the Middle East revolt because their rulers conspire with global corporations, like big oil, to line their pockets while their people stagnate. They revolt because there ...

Alleged con man’s home set for auction

A Lake of the Pines man charged with 78 felonies for allegedly scamming some of his neighbors with phony investments is scheduled to lose his home at an auction Wednesday. William ...

Lake of the Pines man charged with 78 felonies

A Lake of the Pines man was arrested this week on 78 felony counts for making phony investments for several of his neighbors in the community, which sits just outside of Auburn. W ...

Resolve issues under lockdown

We hear a lot about how our country cannot seem to get it together on, for example, health care or education. My bet is that if you locked down a group of the most ultra-conservat ...