Meet a Westsider:
Nancy Orner

Profession/Occupation... Retired paste-up layout and graphic artist. My father was a printer, so I guess it’s in my blood. I started out at the Lebanon Daily News in Lebanon, Pa. When my husband Eugene retired from active duty with the military, I started at the Colorado Springs Sun and worked there until they ceased production.

What I like most about the Westside is... the small-town feeling – neighbors who speak to each other and are helpful, no heavy traffic.

If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... to take the parking meters off Colorado Avenue and encourage stores to remain open later on Friday evenings.

A good movie I’ve seen recently is... We don’t go to the movies very often – usually wait for the DVD’s to come out – but we did see the new “True Grit,” and I want to see “The Help.”

The worst advice I’ve ever gotten was... to follow a high-carb diet. I gained 20 pounds.

If I could meet someone famous, I’d like to meet... Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck.

The next time I travel, I’m going... Ohio, to visit my sister and brother-in-law, nieces and nephews. We’d also like to go back to Hawaii.

My favorite childhood memory is... spending time with my maternal grandparents in the country at their General Store.

My favorite summer pastime is... cook-outs with our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Something good I’ve read is... “Revolt,” by Dick Morris; “Climate of Extremes,” by Patrick J. Michaels and Robert C. Balling, Jr.; and “Lies My Teacher Told Me,” by James W. Loewen.

My pet peeve is... people who complain about the government but can’t be bothered to vote! I’ve been an election judge, and turnout is really, really sad.

If I won the lottery I’d... help my children and give to worthy charities. But first, I’d have to play the lottery!

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