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The Galveston County Daily News: Opinion

September 28, 2016

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More of the same from the presidential debate

For those who have been following the race for the presidency of the United States, Monday night’s debate offered little that hasn’t been seen or said before. There were quite a few attacks by each candidate on the other’s character and qualifications that overshadowed specifics about the issues.

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Tuesday 09/27/2016
Help us celebrate these deserving professionals
Posted: September 27, 2016

Central service professionals are being celebrated for their important role and commitment to patient safety during the annual International Central Service Week, Oct. 11-17. The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management has served more than 21,000 central service professionals in the United States and abroad by providing educational and professional development opportunities for these professionals.

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Oppermann is out of his league
Posted: September 27, 2016

In response to Anthony Oppermann's editorial ("Baylor fans should vent at Baylor, not MOB," The Daily News, Sept. 22): If Oppermann's sophomoric comments lack logic and reflect a certain jock-mentality, then "so be it." His opinions are best kept in the back of the sports section; otherwise, he is much out of his league.

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County isn't helping with mosquitoes
Posted: September 27, 2016

What gets me peeved is how the county asked everyone to empty any containers with stagnant water to control the mosquito population when the retention ponds they ask all business owners to install probably contain enough mosquito larvae to give everyone in the county Zika virus.

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Galveston Island Convention Center to hold open house
Posted: September 27, 2016

The Galveston Island Convention Center occupies a prominent spot on Galveston’s seawall at 56th Street. While many island residents have driven by the facility on numerous occasions, on Thursday they will have the opportunity to see what lies behind its doors.

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It wasn't all peaches and cream forming COM district
Posted: September 27, 2016

That was an excellent article on the history of College of the Mainland by Marissa Barnett (“COM at 50,” The Daily News, Sept. 18). It was all correct from my memory — except it left out some important details. Before the countywide college district could be voted on it had to be authorized by the State Board of Education.

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By supporting the gala, you're helping students too
Posted: September 27, 2016

Last year, I volunteered as a mentor at Ball High School. I was assigned to a handsome young man, and though it took us a little while to make a connection, we finally met in the mentoring office. A senior, he was concerned about passing the writing portion of the STAAR test because whenever he was given a writing prompt, his mind promptly went blank.

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Monday 09/26/2016
Council should support proposed open-meetings ordinance
Posted: September 26, 2016

The League City City Council should support an ordinance proposed by Mayor Pat Hallisey and Councilman Hank Dougie that would require all city boards, committees and commissions to comply with the state’s open meeting laws.

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County houses a spaghetti bowl of pipelines
Posted: September 26, 2016

I can remember when stories being written about the highway system through Houston described the map as depicting a plate of spilled spaghetti. Hence the “spaghetti bowl” name for one section of roadway.

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Active minds — how to keep them that way
Posted: September 26, 2016

My wife plays bridge. She plays a lot of bridge. She plays with other people and with the computer (which also has live people playing with her).

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