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Published: Sat, 01 Oct 2011 04:06:00 EST

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Editorial: Rowdy comments weren't helpful to discourse

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 21:34:00 EST

It's called Godwin's Law, and among its corollaries is the common-sense observation that whenever anyone invokes the name of Hitler or references the Nazis in an argument, that person automatically loses the argument.

The Editor's Desk

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 21:44:00 EST

MORE THAN JUST A NUMBER: As one of the older folks in the Banner-Herald newsroom, my curmudgeonly personality has prompted some of the newsroom's young whippersnappers periodically to have a little fun at my expense. Staff writer Joe VanHoose, for instance, decided it would be funny to refer to me as a 147-year-old man. Sure enough, when my birthday came around recently, I was asked -- amid much youthful guffawing -- how it felt to be 148.

Dupuy: Let's separate church and weather

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 22:10:00 EST

The Moche lived in Northern Peru from about 100-700 A.D. Their molded ceramics are still a highlight in the annals of human accomplishment. If you walk through a museum of pre-Colombian art, it's easy to spot a Moche piece -- the faces are so realistic you expect them to wink at you.