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H ello, everyone, many of you may know me, many of you may not. Nonetheless, I am Avery Chick. I am a senior at Newcastle High School and am currently an intern for everybody’s favorite newspaper, the News Letter Journal.  Just to give some background information on myself, I am a four-sport...
The Supreme Court’s historic rejection in U.S. v. Nixon (1974) — “The Watergate Tapes Case” — of President Richard Nixon’s assertion of an “absolute” and “unreviewable” authority to invoke executive privilege, saved the republic from an unaccountable, autocratic executive and won richly-deserved...
T he Newcastle Sources of Strength group has launched an Attitude of Gratitude campaign during the Month of November since this is the month many become mindful of being thankful. Since this is Thanksgiving week, sharing the benefits of adopting an attitude of gratitude seems apropos.  We all know...
D elegates to the Constitutional Convention, as we have seen, did not fail to address the issue of presidential authority to invoke executive privilege. Rather, they chose not to clothe the president with power to withhold information from Congress. The framers of the Constitution, part of a...
T hanksgiving dinner is the main event, but the leftovers that follow are equally important when it comes to food safety. For many individuals, Thanksgiving leftovers are the best part of the meal. The proper handling of leftovers is an integral part of Thanksgiving food safety. To ensure that...
T he Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, regrettably often overlooked by the citizenry, provides an elegant summation of our nation’s constitutional creation story. It speaks of the work of the sovereign people. It represents a direct act of legislation, and introduces and forms part of the supreme...
I f you live in Wyoming and are a patriot – how can you not love the movie “Taking Chance?” We watched this 2009 movie the other night on HBO and, boy, does it ever hit home. It is an emotional roller coaster. We loved it when it first came out but had not watched it since.  It is the story about a...
I  don’t know about anyone else, but for me, this year Fantasy Football is any- thing but. Granted, I was only sure of one player that I wanted to draft, and my draft position was less than desirable, and I maybe wasn’t truly feeling the vibe for some reason. But, man, so far the whole experience...
Recently we have been enjoying one of Wyoming’s more pleasant seasons, a time known as Indian Summer.  Temperatures have been in the 60’s and there is very little snow to be found. Although the wind blows through Wyoming like a cyclone during this time, the roads are usually dry. That is one of the...
T he culminating events for fall sports has revealed a trend which is a little troubling for those of us on the eastern side of Wyoming. Or at least sobering for those of us who are fans of eastside sports teams. The westside is tough! I knew as the state volleyball tournament got under way last...

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