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Mike Argento's column is updated every Monday, Friday, and Sunday. Send comments to him at mike@ydr.com and follow him on Twitter @FnMikeArgento.

 
 
 
 
 
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Mike Argento: We're all going to die, just not now (column)

10/17/2014 01:40 PM EDT
The other week, a rumor circulated around town that the Centers for Disease Control had set up camp in town. 
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Mike Argento: Fighting Medicare
10/16/2014 04:58 PM EDT - Brian Runkle first met Patricia Greenly and her husband, Mervin, 23 years ago when they moved into his apartment complex, just a few doors down. Full Story

Mike Argento: Picking up a check for a WWII vet
10/14/2014 12:02 PM EDT - Wally Clarke was unable to catch up with the man who picked up his dinner check. He'd like to find out so he can thank him and give him a copy of his book, a nicely bound hard-cover, that tells the story of his war service. Full Story

Mike Argento: The truth is out there, way out there
10/10/2014 12:41 PM EDT - It has come to my attention that there is a fairly large community that believes Stevie Wonder isn't really blind. Full Story

Mike Argento: The Comcasting of the Secret Service
10/13/2014 11:02 AM EDT - NEWS ITEM: Comcast executive, Joe Clancy, security director for the cable/communications giant, has been picked to replace Julia Pierson, who resigned as chief of the Secret Service following a series of embarrassing security breaches. Full Story

Mike Argento: Keeping the memory of her son alive, one trucker at a time
10/07/2014 11:49 AM EDT - Gene Anthony Hughes didn't set out to be a trucker. Growing up in Philipsburg — a small town that straddles the border between Centre and Clearfield counties in northwestern Pennsylvania — he was able to find enough trouble to make it tough to find a job. Full Story

Mike Argento: Sure, blame the dog for White House intruder
10/02/2014 12:06 PM EDT - Editor's note: As is the case when dogs are in the news, Mike handed his column-writing duties over to his neurotic greyhound Lester to comment on the latest developments in the Secret Service scandal and the role dogs played in it. Full Story

Mike Argento: Porngate: Men are baboons? No, they're worse (column)
10/01/2014 12:58 PM EDT - Male baboons, generally speaking, are terrible creatures. They are nasty and violent, and when it comes to relationships with the fairer sex they are, well, baboons. Full Story

Mike Argento: Guarding Roosevelt and going to war (column)
09/30/2014 10:44 AM EDT - Robert Mumford's never really told the story about his service during World War II because he thought nobody would believe him. Full Story

Mike Argento: What's in a nickname? Not a lot (column)
09/26/2014 01:11 PM EDT - About three years ago, authorities in New York rounded up more than 100 alleged mobsters accused of various high crimes and misdemeanors, revealing — to those who care about such things — that we may be living in the golden era of mob nicknames. Full Story

Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Full Story
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'Stalker' star Maggie Q loves acting—and privacy

NEW YORK (AP) — For Maggie Q, her new series, "Stalker," hits close to home. But not too close, if Maggie can help it. Full Story