DECEMBER 22, 2006 - That jolly old elf himself, Santa Claus, took time out of his busy last minute preparations to pay a brief visit to the HPR today. Mr. Claus' schedule permitted him to take a few last minute requests.  First to the line was Ken Balsley (see photo in the Photo Journals). Though the conversation was private, it is rumored that Santa warned Mr. Balsley to be nicer in his editorial remarks in the coming year.  Second in line was young Joseph Oczkewicz.  Though again, the conversation was held in confidence, reportedly amoung other things, Joseph asked for a new baby brother or sister.  This report is unconfirmed.

Merry Christmas to all!!