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Column 1: “Papa Bush”

Column 1: “Papa Bush”

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist “PAPA BUSH”, was a world class statesman who made us all proud that he was OUR President, the admired ‘leader of the free world’ who was respected by all who knew him. A personality not seen enough in this world of tension and chaos and strife. He was […]

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Column 1: Thanks for what?

Column 1: Thanks for what?

| November 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist THANKS FOR WHAT?!?! With the Thanksgiving holiday now behind us, we can imagine how many people near us in California, and those in the Southwest, Midwest and East Coast probably have had to ask the question, “Thanks for what?!?! Not hard to understand with the horrific storms ‘back […]

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Column 1: Veterans Day

Column 1: Veterans Day

| November 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist VETERANS DAY (Armistice Day) was nicely observed in our community this past week. As was pointed out at services and in the press, this was Armistice Day, initially observing the end of World War One, “the war to end all wars”, on that November 11, 1918 day. How […]

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Column 1: While the nation scanned the results

Column 1: While the nation scanned the results

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist WHILE THE NATION scanned the results from Senate and House races, along with statewide races, our community was waking up to local results, the most surprising for many being the apparent upset of Councilmember Debbie McKillop by John Stevens, a political newcomer. The difference in the tally of […]

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Column 1: Despite everything

Column 1: Despite everything

| November 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist “DESPITE EVERYTHING, I believe that people are really good at heart.” These words from someone in history. A young woman known to the world as Anne Frank. A young woman of World War Two history who became an international heroine and literary figure. The quote of the day […]

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Column 1: Voters beware!!!

Column 1: Voters beware!!!

| October 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

VOTERS BEWARE!!! Be certain you receive and read your voters’ guide sent to you recently by the County Clerk’s Elections Depart- ment. You will be appalled and amazed by the contents. Do not wait until you give it a quick glance just before going to the polling place, or just quickly mark it before dropping […]

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Column 1: Where were you

Column 1: Where were you

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist WHERE WERE YOU when the twin towers in New York City came crashing down? What were you doing? Seventeen years ago this past week, was a day that everyone remembers; but what other memories? How did you hear the horror that was unfolding at the hands of terrorists? […]

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Column 1: John McCain

Column 1: John McCain

| September 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist JOHN MCCAIN, military hero, national statesman with accolades pouring in from all across the nation and around the globe, with so many accounts of his storied life, and tragic years in enemy hands. A life none of us would care to have lived, but a life lived fully […]

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Column 1: Italy

Column 1: Italy

| August 26, 2018 | 1 Comment

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist ITALY had ‘Il Duce’. Germany had ‘Der Fuehrer’. The United States has ‘The Donald’. The first two took over their countries with a terribly cruel hand with proclamations, edicts and executive orders. Then they destroyed their nations in World War Two. Their inhumanity to man, their citizens and […]

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Column 1: Allegations

Column 1: Allegations

| August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

By BILL SHARKEY III Martinez News-Gazette Columnist ALLEGATIONS of ‘inappropriate conduct’ which have swept the nation in recent months from the White House down through high levels of government and corporations, have hit here…Martinez, CA! (According to a report in the East Bay Times, there have been allegations against Contra Costa County Assesor Gus Kramer) […]

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