Opinion: A ‘rosy’ date for this band

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This is worth celebrating! The Marching Pride of Lawrence Township recently was selected by the Pasadena (Calif.) Tournament of Roses Parade Committee to represent Indiana, Indianapolis and Lawrence in the Jan. 1, 2017, Tournament of Roses Parade. The school district said the band, comprised of student musicians from Lawrence Central and Lawrence North high schools, was chosen after a lengthy process. Stated Supt. Dr. Shawn A. Smith: “For our children to be selected to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime experience is an honor for the entire community.”

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Maybe the Trump Show is wearing thin? It could be too early to tell, but we’re watching New Hampshire, which since forever has been some kind of barometer (along with Iowa and South Carolina) as to the true political climate for Republican candidates. According to Fox News, this month’s NBC/Wall Street Journal Marist poll shows Carly Fiorina making a 10-point leap: from 6 percent last month to 16 percent this month. “She still trails frontrunner Donald Trump, but her Granite State surge shows a potential path for Fiorina who has been mostly surfing the national zeitgeist,” Fox reported. We like what she has shown thus far, but we consider it just an appetizer for what we expect to be a battle royale between Trump and Fiorina as the months pass. Trump, by the way, lost seven points in the most recent polling. If the Republican Party pushes any of the “insiders” over these two, it might as well fold the tent and call it a day.

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We can’t make this up: It is permissible to have a brown bear in your car in Russia –  as long as it’s wearing a seatbelt. (Of course it is.)


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