Many thanks to all who contributed donations in support of our crossing guards! All were delivered today and were very warmly received. We have some extraordinary people working to keep our kids safe and your generosity means a lot to not only them, but many others as well. Throughout the school year, please continue to … Continue reading Crossing Guard Appreciation
I've had this hanging on my desk forever. Time to file it away (electronically). Enjoy!Hugh Gallagher's 'College Essay'It seems that Hugh Gallagher wrote this for a national writing contest, and that an Urban Legend has since arisen that he wrote it as an actual application essay. 18 June 1998, update. Hugh Gallagher emailed me(!), and … Continue reading Clearing Out Clutter
At last night’s city council meeting, the city manager and council provided an update on the issues that citizens have voiced concerns about regarding the ORHS/Civic Center crosswalk. Mr. O’Connor explained that he met this past Friday with the ORSB chair, Mr. Smith and with the ORS Superintendent, Dr. Bailey. Corrective actions are as follows:1. … Continue reading City Council Response to HS/Civic Center Crossing Issues
The following was submitted to city council, the chief of police and the city manager on 10-16-08:I appreciate that Chief Beams has responded to citizen concerns over the crosswalk at the high school and civic center. I understand that the time has been lengthened for the school zone and that the crossing guard’s hours have … Continue reading ORHS/Civic Center Crossing Follow Up
The following was submitted to the city and copied to the school board on 10-6-08 and ran in the Oak Ridger (along with another letter) on 10-15-08.All: In an effort to heighten public awareness, the following has also been submitted to the Oak Ridger. Though addressed directly to the city, any and all feedback is … Continue reading LTEs/Gov’t Correspondence RE: High School/Civic Center Crossing
...a smoked ham is not necessarily cooked. And, as I found out after peeling back the price tag, some hams are actually labeled “Ready to Cook” instead of "Ready to Eat." These are good things to know before one cuts into a ham and mixes it into a nearly-complete pasta dish.