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Tasers and mental illness 

A man who suffered from a mental illness was Tazed along a Utah highway. He died. His father is in charge of putting together a conference for editorial writers in Salt Lake City, which is how I found out. There has to be a better...

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Friday's Loose Thread 61 

I haven't been to a wedding in a really long time. Is June still a big month for those? So why am I rambling on like this? Because I can't think of a clever transition to one of my favorite Ogden Nash poems.June means weddings...

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Police ombudsman 27 

Noticed in another thread some discussion of the ombudsman candidates. For those who have attended forums, who did you like best? Anthony Betz, of College Station, Tex. Mr. Betz is a retired FBI agent who is currently working as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M...

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Tale of Two Cities and health care 31 

In McAllen, Texas, twice as much is spent per patient than in El Paso, Texas. To find out why, this doctor/author traveled to both towns. What he found helps explain why health-care costs are so high in this country.In short, more spending, means greater profits....

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Wednesday's Loose Thread 

As you make vacation plans, does it enter into your thinking that just about anywhere you go in the summer will have worse weather than here? I'm from the Southwest, so summer getaways also brought relief from the heat. What's on your mind today?

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Gary Crooks
Gary Crooks joined The Spokesman-Review in 1997. He is editor of the Opinion section and a member of the Editorial Board.

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