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Remembering Cliff Kopp

| | Oct 19 2016 - 12:05am | Comments

Cliff loved puzzles and was a puzzle himself. He was challenging; running you through a series of innocuous questions inevitably leading to a conclusion he hand-picked for you. Cliff had many confusing personas; the unassailable hero dentist, the community builder, the mischief-prone Rotarian, and the relentless, obnoxious contrarian. He remarked that his favorite compliment came from Mayor Billy Kenoi as Cliff walked in, “you see that guy,” said Billy, “he’s a son of a bitch but he gets things done.” Cliff highly valued both descriptions. Nevertheless, Cliff was truly pleasurable company.

  1. Posted: Jan 8 2017 - 12:05am

    Agreed, fireworks simply too much

  2. | Posted: Jan 7 2017 - 12:05am

    And the carnage continues.

  3. Posted: Jan 7 2017 - 12:05am

    Be a hero, buy local

  4. Posted: Jan 7 2017 - 12:05am

    The horror playing out at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and on our TV screens Friday afternoon was way too familiar.

  5. | Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Any summation of Barack Obama’s impact on domestic policy and politics should begin with this: In 2008, he assured supporters, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Soon he will be replaced by someone who says, “I alone can fix it.” So, Americans have paid Obama the compliment of choosing continuity, if only in presidential narcissism.

  6. Posted: Jan 5 2017 - 12:05am

    Debbie Reynolds made lasting Hawaii impression

  7. | Posted: Jan 4 2017 - 12:05am

    Fact: Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received almost three million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump.

  8. Posted: Jan 4 2017 - 12:05am

    Respect sacred spots

  9. | Posted: Jan 4 2017 - 12:05am

    A type of talk therapy has shown strong, if initial, results in helping active-duty soldiers manage post-traumatic stress disorder, which has been associated with suicide. The federal government should accelerate secondary research to ensure the treatment’s efficacy, then double-time the therapy to hospitals and deployment zones.

  10. Posted: Jan 3 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Many of us have a traumatic childhood memory of losing our mother’s hand in a grocery or department store and feeling, for a panicky moment, that we may never be found again. For Saroo Brierley, the separation was real and lasting — a story so extraordinary and harrowing that it carries an excellent movie called “Lion.”

  11. Posted: Jan 2 2017 - 12:05am

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — I came here during the holidays to visit an old friend who’s fallen on hard times.

  12. | Posted: Dec 31 2016 - 3:59pm

    WASHINGTON — Viewing 2016 in retrospect — doing so is unpleasant, but less so than was living through it — the year resembles a china shop after a visit from an especially maladroit bull. Because a law says “the state of California may not sell or display the Battle Flag of the Confederacy … or any similar image,” a painting of the 1864 Siege of Atlanta was banned from display at the Fresno County fair. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services churned out a 25-page policy statement about “the systematic inclusion of families in activities and programs that promote children’s development, learning, and wellness.” That is, government should provide, as an act of grace —systematicgrace — a role for parents in raising their children.

  13. | Posted: Dec 31 2016 - 3:59pm

    In a solemn ceremony Tuesday, Shinzo Abe became the first Japanese prime minister to visit the memorial at Pearl Harbor that honors the nearly 2,400 service members killed in his nation’s sneak attack 75 years ago that plunged America into World War II.

  14. Posted: Dec 31 2016 - 12:05am

    Trumps big spenders, not Obamas

  15. Posted: Dec 30 2016 - 12:05am

    Quran, Bible not similar at all