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 ...

Slow the global corporate drivel machine

The advertising sleezeballs who market our political candidates are of the same ilk who portray BP as a “green” company. Those with the resources to employ them crudely manipul ...

Time to lose some naivete

So the government takes from the rich to give to the poor (Reader Input, Jan. 3)? Get a clue. All taxation ends up in the hands of the rich: Bloated defense contracts (Lockheed), ...

Remember those who suffered intolerance

Regarding the current problem of naming a park after an avowed racist who didn’t even live in Auburn, it’s embarrassing when outsiders learn of the quandary and shame us into m ...

Extremists have simplistic view

Dear Editor: Fundamentalist extremists have one thing in common: They view the world in simplistic, black-and-white terms. This enables the Christian variety to claim pro-choicere ...

Complacent Auburn is stirring

Several within this complacent, conservative community are feeling the pinch of reality, for a change, and are squirming in print. Steven Nichols (Reader Input, July 7) asks why t ...