DAN MORAN: Jared Leto made a splash last weekend by winning an Academy Award for his performance in “Dallas Buyers Club” as a transgender AIDS patient. It was a role that obviously resonated positively in some circles and negatively in others.
EDITORIAL: Boredom, plus a general lack of mental clarity, makes a person invent fake sports.
Yard isn’t an outhouse: My yard is outside but should not be used as an outhouse for dogs. Urine burns the evergreen branches and kills other foliage.
EDITORIAL: The world created on March 2 is divided into roughly two groups of people. In one camp are those who have used an Internet widget to “Travoltify” their names for the last three days to mimic actor John Travolta who butchered the pronunciation of Oscar singer Idina Menzel name’s during the Sunday ceremony.
ARTHUR I. CYR: Russia President Vladimir Putin has sent troops into Crimea in Ukraine, where his nation’s Black Sea fleet is headquartered and public sympathy is relatively strong.
Avoid redlight cameras: Personally, I vote to cancel the redlight photo enforced program. I drive out of my way to avoid any corner that has these cameras.
DAN MORAN: The good cheer spread far and wide on social media as Lake County woke up to a March 5 with four more inches of snow on top of a foot already on the ground.
EDITORIAL: A federal jury comprised of citizen peers took a long look at Heather Aldridge’s career as a deputy for the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and found she had been done wrong.
Blamed for everything: I can’t believe the comment in regards to blaming President Obama for losing the Olympics in the TOTC. Next they’re going to blame him for the sun not shining today.
EDITORIAL: Citizen frustration with the crummy catastrophe of Illinois politics rises into an angry froth every election cycle. Those with power keep it; those who want change are edged out of the process. And nothing much changes.
Flood plain: That’s fine they are building a plaza after the former mayor of Gurnee, but the location is ridiculous. It’s been a flood plain for years. They cleared everything out of that area because of the flooding in the past.
DAN MORAN: Children of the Cold War will recall it as the Ukraine, kind of like the Netherlands or the Philippines or the Chain O’ Lakes. Now our children are being told that it is simply Ukraine, and everyone was told on Monday that rising tension in that neighbor of Russia was the reason oil spiked up $2 a barrel.
EDITORIAL: Illinois citizens don’t need much reason to hail the eventual and inevitable return of warm weather and feeling to our extremities. But if we needed more reason to raise our frostbitten hands in a salute, the U.S. Navy has given us a good one.
Great program: It was a delight to open my News-Sun and see the article “Local veteran gets recycled ride.” I am so delighted to know that they are doing something like this and it’s the first time I have heard about it. I hope the News-Sun staff will keep us updated on this because these veterans deserve our help when they need it.
Caring is not a crime: In response to the cat lady having 20 cats. The allegations were unfounded. Therefore, I would strongly suggest Waukegan check more carefully and more accurately to future anonymous complaints. Is caring for these homeless creatures really a crime?
DAN MORAN: The ground was shaken at the very start of Oscar Week when a Reuters/Ipsos poll reported that two-thirds of Americans had yet to see any of the nine films nominated for Best Picture.