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Tucker: Waylon’s advice hits the mark

My friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County called me, all hot and bothered, about the big outlaw gang biker shootout a couple weeks ago in Waco, Texas.

May 29, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Tucker: Prom night

I was browsing through a community newspaper recently -- not this one -- when I came across photos from the senior prom at a particular high school.

May 22, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Tucker: The passing of Aunt Lucy

(Glenn Tucker is on the road. We are reprinting this column, which appeared in 1973, his second year in Camden.)

May 15, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Tucker: ‘Murses’ not same as women’s handbags

I read recently purses for men -- "manbags," or "murses," as they've been humorously termed in the past -- are becoming hot sellers.

May 08, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Tucker: The raw boys of summer

Baseball and cursing have been a pair since the first days of the game.

May 01, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Tucker: A long, proud history of incompetence

After I wrote a column last week detailing my secret dream of becoming a symphony conductor, my friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County called me.

April 24, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Tucker: My dream job? Smphony conductor

If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?

April 17, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Tucker: Union fights an academy’s ‘Success’

Like most people, I'm interested in the public school system of this county and state. Often my interest goes beyond that, to other areas of the country, especially urban school systems, which have often struggled.

April 10, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Tucker: A mix of casinos, liquor and blackjack

"Hey," said the guy next to me at the blackjack table, "you know what they call people who hang around casinos?"

March 27, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Tucker: Revving engines is sound of adventure

Flowers are blooming, the sky's blue and it's motorcycle-riding season.

March 20, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Tucker: Free speech isn’t absolute

Here's a good thing about the internet: it gives everyone a chance to be heard.

March 13, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Tucker: Lies, lies and more lies

Lying is in the news these days.

February 27, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Tucker: A fight, bull-running, Crawford and Biden

I'm reading that two boxers – Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao – have agreed to whomp on each other for $250 million.

February 20, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Tucker: From the mailbag

• Mary Katherine entered the convent, and the Mother Superior told her, "Sister, this is a silent order. You are welcome to stay here as long as you like, but you may not speak until I direct you to do so."

February 13, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Tucker: College administrators stuck in Never-Never Land

The City University of New York is banning the use of the salutations "Mr." and "Mrs." and "Ms." as part of the school's "ongoing effort to ensure a respectful, welcoming and gender-inclusive learning environment."

February 06, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


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