Fritz Groszkruger

07/22/2014 - 10:40am
James Garner, Imperfect role model I’ve had the theme from “Maverick” going through my head lately. Next to my mom and dad, James Garner was a role model for me. Kinda weird because, as Maverick, he played a gambler. The loader operator I worked with for Columbia Helicopters taught me not to gamble by taking every new guy’s first paycheck in motel crap games. Gambling...
05/20/2014 - 2:00pm
A nation of immigrants Two weeks ago there was a letter to the Hampton Chronicle pointing out the negative consequences of the increasing Latino population. In response, there were four letters to the editor and a short editorial by the publisher. The lady who wrote about the bad side of our immigrant population mentioned several examples...
04/15/2014 - 10:25am
  Birds of a feather                News of the Civil Rights Summit at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library caught my attention when I heard George W. Bush was making an appearance there. Bush, being a Republican and LBJ having been a Democrat, for an instant, made it seem like...
04/01/2014 - 10:12am
Not our fight, again Well, it's crisis time again (to paraphrase the great Ray Charles). All over the papers and on the news the Russians are coming and we better have a meeting of diplomats. Really? Are we so bored that we've got to instigate the overthrowing of elected governments because of a nostalgic notion that the Cold War was...
03/18/2014 - 2:47pm
Another win For workers I mentioned in a previous column that my first car was a 1959 Volkswagen Beetle. My mom gave me rides to work at McDonalds until I saved enough to pay $500 for the seven year old car. It was light and easy to work on. It was so light I went for a month pushing it to start because I was too cheap to buy a battery....
03/04/2014 - 11:47am
Health: A National Security Issue Let's all celebrate the end of hunger in America. It is quite a milestone after an eighty year struggle beginning with The New Deal. The evidence of this great victory was in the news last week. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing a change in federally mandated food labels that would...
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