• By Scott Levine Scottlevine@clintonherald.com

Questions bounced around every surface of my brain while I sat in on a presentation months ago about the attempt to turn the former Ashford University campus into a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics facility.

I attended and spoke at the Nov. 14 City Council hearing on the proposal to enroll 315 Chinese students at Clinton High by 2033. This proposal was approved. It means that Clinton High will become about 37 percent Chinese, a percentage far too high for harmonious relations between our Iowa st…

  • George Will

But for the bomb, the four would be in their 60s, probably grandmothers. Three were 14 and one was 11 in 1963 when the blast killed them in the 16th Street Baptist Church, which is four blocks from the law office of Doug Jones, who then was 9.

  • By Clarence Page

A lot of people are surprised to see so many religiously conservative Alabamians still sticking with Roy Moore, despite the ugly allegations against him. I’m not. I’m old enough to remember George Wallace, a master of playing the victim as he upheld a system of Jim Crow racial segregation th…

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The year of the 2017 NFL season seems to be never-ending. The good news about week 10 was I actually got one of my favorites right. The problem, though, was I once again failed to be over .500.

  • By Walter Williams

When hunting was the major source of food, hunters often used stalking horses as a means of sneaking up on their prey. They would synchronize their steps on the side of the horse away from their prey until they were close enough for a good shot. A stalking horse had a double benefit if the p…

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Two of the most surprising fantasy wide receivers will square off in week 11. Robert Woods and Adam Thielen have come out of nowhere this season as solid fantasy contributors, and both will face each other's stingy defenses. 

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How lucky are fantasy football owners who either own Mark Ingram or Alvin Kamara? Kamara had some sleeper value in the preseason, but Ingram was touted as a low-end RB2, with the possibility of not being on the fantasy radar for 2017.

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Most of the bye weeks are complete, so now it's time to bolster that bench and try to sneak in some possible handcuffs just in case something catastrophic happens to your lineup.

When you think of FFA do you only think of farms and farmer kids who just want to learn about tractors and corn? If you do, I want to show you the whole other side of what FFA really is, and how it can be just as beneficial as sports can be. Both of these extracurricular activities have many…

  • Ruth Marcus

President Trump’s attitude toward the criminal justice system has long blended ignorance with contempt for constitutional values. That ugly mixture was on full display after New York suffered its worst terrorist attack since 9/11 and special counsel Robert Mueller unveiled his first indictments.

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For those who didn't change their week 9 pick from Houston to another team, the Survivor Pool wasn't so friendly. I backed the Texans before Deshaun Watson was injured, but like pretty much everyone else, I altered that pick. The Texans are not usable until they can figure out the quarterbac…

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T.Y Hilton and Marvin Jones continued to show their worth in week 9 with the top-two point totals in fantasy among wide receivers. Both are tough to trust for various reasons, but they're working their way back into the conversation for WR1/2 work.

  • Walter Williams

One of the most challenging and important jobs for an economics professor is to teach students how little we know and can possibly know.

Periodically, YWCA members, staff and volunteers are featured highlighting the many facets of our community in which they’re a part. This month, YWCA Health & Wellness Director Stephanie Sommers shares information on upcoming changes to YWCA Fitness.

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The top-two running backs in fantasy football from week nine may seem similar, but they have far different trajectories for 2017. Alvin Kamara finished first in points among running backs, while Philadelphia's Corey Clement finished second.

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The quarterback position has been a difficult one to keep filling for some fantasy football owners. With injuries and bad play, the streaming option has been a solid investment in 2017. Jared Goff, Jay Cutler and Jacoby Brissett were top-10 quarterbacks in fantasy scoring in week nine.

The 2017 United Way campaign in Clinton County is underway. The needs are real and local. The faces and the stories and needs of our students are part of our daily conversations in our schools.

The 2017 United Way campaign in Clinton County is underway. The needs are real and local. The faces and the stories and needs of our students are part of our daily conversations in our schools.

It is the concern of many Camanche citizens regarding our fire, police and city administrator and the fact that there are, at the present, city council representatives who are of the belief that we do not need a volunteer fire department along with the police department and that it is not ne…

Recently I was talking with a group of people when the topic came up that Unity Christian School was planning to relocate its high school to Clinton.

We are Clinton residents in the Third Ward and Ed O’Neill has been our councilman for the past four years. Ed has maintained open and transparent communication with people living in the Third Ward and with all other residents of Clinton as well.

We have a once in four year wonderful opportunity on Nov. 7 to change the image of our city council. We need representation that is positive, polite and progressive.

I attended the candidate forum at City Hall and was struck by the fact that Ed O’Neill was not only the most prepared with an ample amount of facts, figures, and examples to prove his claims, but that he was the most independent thinker on the panel. Many times the other candidates referred …

I’d like to tell you about Ed O’Neill who is running for Third Ward City Council seat. I have known Ed for over 20 years.

I am a neighbor to Ed O’Neill (lucky to have him). He is thoughtful and caring. Same could be said about his role as a council member.

  • By Sarah Saionz

During the month of November, Hy-Vee registered dietitians want to educate our customers on diabetes, especially about prevention, since it is National Diabetes Month.

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