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The specter of libertarianism is haunting America. Advocates of sharply reducing the government's size, scope and spending are raising big bucks from GOP donors, trying to steal the mantle of populism, being blamed for the demise of Detroit and even getting caught in the middle of a battle for the Republican Party. Yet libertarians are among the most misunderstood forces in today's politics. Let's clear up some of the biggest misconceptions. 1. Libertarians are a fringe band of "hippies of the right."
The following cases were disposed of in Davison County Magistrate Court between June 24 and July 8. • Andrew Davis Engles, 18, 617 W. Sixth Ave., Mitchell; careless driving; $54 fine; $66 costs; seat belt violation; $25 fine. • Anthony Richard Skorupa, 34, 25 Teeples Road, Bridger, Mont.; failure to display fuel permit; $104 fine; $66 costs. • Maxwell Schaeffer, 1220 W. Ash, Mitchell; speeding on other roadways; $39 fine; $66 costs. • Carolyn Marie Matheson, 48, 3909 E. Marson Drive, Sioux Falls; speeding on other roadways; $19 fine; $66 costs.
Eric Larson has been named director of the pharmacy department at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell. He replaces Ron Johnson, who retired from that position earlier this year. Larson was educated at the University of Kansas; he earned his B.S. in pharmacy in 1989 and his doctor of pharmacy in 2004. In 1989, Larson became a staff pharmacist at Avera Queen of Peace (formerly St. Joseph Hospital) and was named assistant director of pharmacy under Ron Johnson in 1994. Larson, his wife, Becky, and their two children, Connor and Lauren, live in Mitchell.
Now playing at Mitchell's Luxury 5 Cinema and the Starlight Drive-in: Planes, Elysium, We're the Millers, 2 Guns, Smurfs 2, Grown Ups 2,
Tom Clark, President and CEO, Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, is pleased to announce that John P. Haas, MD, Radiologist, has joined the Avera Queen of Peace Medical/Dental Staff. Dr. Haas is in practice with Carey Buhler, MD; Tamara Wheeler, MD, Kelly Smith, MD; and Alan Walton, MD, at James Valley Imaging. Dr. Haas earned his Medical Degree and Internship from Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, and completed his Residency and Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology at Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN.
CHICAGO -- Even after Tuesday's 14 percent decline, the price U.S. refiners are paying to comply with a 2007 law that requires companies to blend ethanol with gasoline is at least 10 times more than at the start of the year.
Hundreds of man-made objects are kicking around on the lunar surface, left by astronauts from several different countries. The urine collection assemblies and bodily waste devices worn by astronauts might not tempt you as souvenirs, but there's plenty of other stuff up there --EMDASH-- earplugs, boots, a gold olive branch, a family photo --EMDASH-- to interest a treasure hunter of the future. My personal favorite is listed in NASA inventories as "Golf balls (2)."
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- The Schimke Reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the 4-H Building, Wessington Springs. There will be a potluck dinner at 12:30 p.m. Plates, cups and drinks will be furnished.
For a stage show that first debuted in 1972, was subsequently revised into a mega-hit motion picture in 1978, and was retooled for the stage to include the hit movie songs, the perennial favorite "Grease" is by any standard one of today's most popular musicals. It's hard to believe that we were only a dozen years past the end of the "Nifty Fifties" when the show first debuted and that the music that theater-goers will recognize instantly is now 35 years old.