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Most are open-minded about Iraq situation

By W.B. Evans

The guest column about flip-floping in the Oct. 10 edition of The Lancaster News sure does point out some shaky tightrope walkers. The writer lists a number of specific instances of flip-floping. Seems such stuff only happens to Democrats trying to move into the White House where the rent and utilities come free and you don't have to cut out coupons for groceries.


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New field houses will feed needs

By The Staff

Be thankful. Be patient. Those are the simple words which apply to county high schools following the Lancaster County School Board’s recent decision to build new athletic field houses in the four areas – Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster.

Buford and Andrew Jackson are grateful because those two schools will be getting the first two field houses.

Lancaster and Indian Land high schools will follow.

The first two field houses, which will cost between $600,000 and $700,000, are scheduled to be built in 2008.


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Writer pleads for Gore to run for president

By The Staff

There is a candidate out there who would be absolutely perfect for this great country of ours. He's not running for president, but in my opinion, he should. He would instantly be the front-runner and has the experience in the Senate, as well as the White House to get things moving and has proven his leadership ability both while in office, as well as in the private sector. This candidate is Al Gore.


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Spears shows signs of bipolar

By The Staff

Watching Headline News at 3 a.m., I was hearing all the controversy about Britney Spears. Of all the young, beautiful stars, like Nicole Ritchie, Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, she is the most disturbed and of concern.

Britney has two small children. As of yet, I have not heard the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. I have a master's in social work. I have worked in the Mecklenburg Mental Health Hospital, 15 years in the Catawba Mental Health in Rock Hill, four years in the Mental Health Center in Florence and as a licensed clinical social worker in South Carolina.


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Bruins, keep your heads up, continue to work hard

By The Staff

Bruins, keep your heads up, continue to work hard

This letter is to the Lancaster High School Bruins, parents and fans. Work together as a team. Don't think that you can win the game by yourself. It is a team effort. When you make a mistake, get up and try harder.

I don't believe in fussing at my child when he makes a mistake on the field. I tell him "you know what you did wrong, learn from it and do better next time." It's done, so why cry over spilled milk. Get up, brush yourself off and keep going.


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Love's been dandy at Dianne Shop

By The Staff

A Lancaster icon is winding down a storied career. Anasue Love is closing her downtown business which opened in 1946.

The Dianne Shop, which was opened by Love’s mother, Beulah Mae Laney Roddey at Lancaster’s old Greyhound bus station, is closing its doors for good at the end of the month.

"This shop and my family have been my life," Love said.

There's a family tie to the shop's name. The business was named after Love's only daughter, Dianne.

The business has helped girls of all ages prepare for pageants.


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Council right to say

By The Staff

Our View: We, too, are eager to see commercial and residential growth in Indian land. But the infrastructure (roads, schools, etc.) is not in place to handle it all.

County Council members did something unheard of Oct. 1. They did not approve a rezoning request for a housing development in Indian Land.


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Canty made Lancaster better place

By The Staff

Our View: We agree with Bennie McMurray, who said Pat Canty’s death leaves a void in the community, but her life leaves a fine legacy to follow.

Lancaster is known as a caring community. People like Pat Canty is why. Canty, regarded as a people person, recently died, leaving a major void in her beloved community.


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Southern county needs equal funding

By The Staff

Our kids in the southern end of the county deserve a lot more than they are getting right now. Much of our tax money is going to the northern end of the county. Our tax money is being spent to pave roads for all the new development there and on empty buildings.


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We need to learn to be more understanding of other people

By The Staff

If I could change one thing in the world I would most certainly make people more understanding toward others. I’m shocked by what happened recently in Tennessee.

A shop owner who desperately needed his business property to be zoned as “commercial” killed himself right in front of the City Council who voted against helping him in his time of need.

Immigrants, illegal or not, are people. Although they may come across as leeches to the taxpayers, they, too, are pursuing the American dream.


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