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Letters

  • City seeks to do away with annexation notification

    Are you a county resident who happens to receive water and sewer service from the city of Lancaster? If so, you probably remember that little agreement you had to sign that said if the city limits ever came up to your property line that you agreed to be automatically annexed into the city of Lancaster.

  • System can’t help if we make bad decisions

    This letter is in response to Tommicha Walker’s letter, “Help find wanted man,” in the Nov. 30 edition of The Lancaster News. Walker was writing in response to Ramond Johnson who wrote the letter, “System failing to keep us safe.”

    The system cannot help us if we decide to put ourselves in harm’s way.

    In the story about Javarus Hayden being wanted for attempted murder, there were two people breaking the law and Javarus was one of them.

  • The fork is the most dangerous weapon

    It’s time for New Year’s resolutions, particularly those about our health. Although gun violence remains the leading cause of death among young people, our most dangerous weapon is still our fork. Forty-five times as many people die of chronic diseases linked to a diet containing animal products, sugar, and salt.

    Hardly a month goes by without another study linking consumption of animal products with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers. No reputable study has ever shown an opposite result.

  • Don’t try changing us

    After reading the article from Mary Smith on Dec. 17, I am totally with her. People who are not from here want to change our community.

    Why? Is the reason you moved here is because you liked it? If where you are from is so wonderful, then go back. I-85, I-81, I-95 all go back North. Do not try to change us. You need to change.

    Another problem is people who drive in the left lane on U.S. 521 do not know the left lane is the faster lane.

  • All of us should be held accountable

    With so much turmoil going on in our great free society in America today, who can be trusted?

    To some degree some of those who have been elected and sworn in to serve and protect have also taken on the roles of being the judge, juror and executioner.

    It’s easy to imagine the families of those who have lost loved ones to senseless acts of violence to become confused, and not fully trust the authorities.

  • Whose fault is this mess?

    Phil Noble and I see a lot of the same problems. According to him, it is the Republicans fault for all the problems. In the absence of facts, there can be no true reality. Only ideology.

    It does not take a lot to keep the mind of the average American occupied- a ball game on TV or maybe Idol and snacks.

    There is no or very little cognitive discourse any where. It is not politically correct. When some discourse does happen, truth is generally left out and feelings are most important.

  • Find peaceful ways to make a statement

    So much turmoil, so many demonstrations. Must be a young folks thing. Seems to me that young folks never really fought for anything, but they have strong opinions on what’s going wrong.

    Sure as shooting, we have some rotten apples who hide behind a badge and when the truth comes out, they need to be jailed or fired.

    No demonstration is ever peaceful. The property of others has to be looted or burned under the guise of making a statement.

  • Campaign cash for criminal defense? Please.

    You wouln’t have expected a meeting of the House Ethics and FOIA Ad Hoc Study Committee to be a good show. But it was.

    Most of the meeting was taken up by Rep. Ralph Norman (R-York) contending for stronger language in a committee proposal. The majority of members didn’t care for the stronger language, and eventually things started to crackle.

  • Roscoe wins fourth state championship

    “No, it can’t be done.” This was the expected comment from football fans when they learned that coach Johnny Roscoe was enticed to come out of his one-year retirement to try to bring another state football championship to the Greensboro, N.C., Northern Gilford Nighthawks.

    Coach Roscoe had already won three state championships his last three years of coaching, deserving a well-earned retirement.

    The three state championship made history, but the big question, could he do it again.

  • What goes around does come around

    Shucks, I was just standing in the grocery check-out line with several items in my buggy and I noticed a young man with a couple of things in his hand.

    Well, at my age, I don’t have too many urgent items on my agenda, so I suggested he go around me and not have to wait.

    Well sir, he thanked me before moving ahead and then he thanked me after checking out. I thought he was kind since some folks move on and move out.