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webmaster | 08/16/13

The kids are back to school and going to and from, so be careful. Of course, then there are those students from high school walking across Gateway Drive against the light as if they were the Lord’s gift to traffic backup. I usually wait until they are right in front of me then hit the horn, which is very loud. It usually results in receiving the universal finger of acknowledgement and a smile from yours truly.

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Speaking of learning places, I saw a FOR SALE sign on a tree as you approach the Old School House on Howard Road. I don’t believe the old oak tree is for sale so one has to presume it is the former Howard School.

My barbecue pal Dino Petrucci used to serve some great lunches out there and I just hope whoever purchases the place keeps the historic ambience. Heaven forbid it is ever demolished. We have already lost too many historical places around town.

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A big baseball tournament for boys 14-15 just concluded at Clovis West, with teams from Japan, Korea, Australia, the U.S. and other modern countries competing. It was billed as the 32nd World Boys Baseball Tournament. I was just wondering (not again — ed.) almost three decades ago I’m sure it was called the 3rd World tournament, but did it feature teams from poor countries in Africa, Southeast Asia, and, oh yes, North Korea? ...


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