Wednesday, May 31, 2006

I'm back!

College finals, work and "school's out for summer" procrastination have caused Haggard News to become fairly inactive this month. But seeing the news that the South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families handed in 38,000 signatures has gotten me energized.

There's going to be a lot to discuss this summer. The campaigns for and against the abortion ban. Next week's primary/judicial elections. Stupid things going on in Congress (immigration, gay marriage ban). Fighting against Amendments C and E. Making fun of Unruh. And probably a lot more stuff.

I plan to not only discuss the above topics, but also talk about some non-political stuff, like entertainment (everyone should go see Superman this summer).

It's going to be a fun summer, so I hope you'll all join me.

Saturday, May 06, 2006


I've been studying for finals lately so my posting has dropped off. But after next week I'll be back to annoying the two or three readers I might have.

But after next week, I'm free. And I plan to start a series of articles discussing Amendent C, Homosexuality and Christianity, The Equality Ride and the South Dakotan Against Discrimination group.

See you in a week!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Augustana Road Project

Today's Argus Leader talks about how Augustana College wants to close off Grange Ave. between 33rd and 37th Streets.

I remember the administration mentioning this plan while I was at Augie. It was one of the options they were kicking around with the future expansion of the Elmen Center.

The guy interviewed by the Argus seems to think that little section of street is hugely important. It's not. Ambulances from Sioux Valley Hospital are much more likely to turn off of Grange on to 33rd St. which is generally a better emergency route.

I think it's more a matter of convenience for the neighboring commuters than for anyone else. The only times I ever used it, while I was an Augie student, was for Elmen Center activities.

But one good thing about this issue is a rare thing to find in an issue like this: compromise. Augie and the city are happy and willing to work things out to everyone's general satisfaction. Augie's preference is to close the street, because it's one less busy street for the students to cross, among other issues. But any compromise is wonderful to see.