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Today's Opinions

  • Director, kids, volunteers worked hard on play

    I am very disappointed that The Lancaster News did not choose to cover the latest work of the Lancaster Community Playhouse. The first show of the year was Disney’s “The Jungle Book Kids.” The director, Eric Grace, and many helpers, held auditions just before school was out. The turn out for this audition was huge with more than 100 kids from Lancaster County participating. Eric immediately saw potential in so many of the children that he cast 20 extra children than the show originally required.

  • Washington is full of history and beauty

    Before moving to South Carolina in 1989, I lived in Annapolis, Md., for four years. Even though we were near Washington, D.C., I never attended a July Fourth celebration in the nation’s capital until this year.

    The July Fourth parade started down Constitution Avenue and ended with fireworks on the Mall next to the Washington Monument and reflecting pool.

    The parade included high school bands from Alaska, Mississippi, Missouri and Maryland. The parade also included floats from different cultures in the community – Bolivian, Vietnamese and Taiwanese.

  • Cairnes family grateful for support of community

    We would like to thank all of the people who worked so hard to help during the time of Ronnie W. Cairnes Sr.’s death on July 9.

    We especially want to thank all of the law enforcement officers, first responders, coroner and others who we don’t know about.

    We know that we probably have missed thanking someone, but we want you to know that you are appreciated in more ways than you know. Ronnie was a true treasure and had many friends.

    He was always the same person no matter when you saw him.

    When Ronnie loved you there was no doubt in it.

  • Carrier thanks customers, co-workers

    I have delivered newspapers for 10 years and have been through a lot of vehicles. I would like to thank all my customers for being so patient with me when I was late sometimes. It really gets frustrating when I want to get my customers their paper on time and can’t because of car trouble or some fault not my own. I had the nicest customers, who were very patient.

    My husband, who also delivered newspapers, had some nice customers. He had another job, and if he couldn’t get the newspapers delivered before he went to work, he delivered them after he got off.

  • Obama shunned troops during overseas visit

    Sen. Barack Obama had been planning to go to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany before a flight to Paris on July 25.

    He was told that his campaign staff would not be allowed photo ops and this visit was not to be considered as a campaign stop.

    Since he is a U.S. senator, Obama and other political dignitaries are always welcomed and encouraged to visit wounded soldiers out of respect and appreciation of their service.

  • Evans family grateful for help after accident

    About 7:45 p.m. on July 13, my husband, our two children and I were on our way home from Chesterfield County after attending a funeral and visiting relatives.

    We were on Pageland Highway and it was raining. My husband was driving his truck and we began to slide like we were on ice.

    He lost total control and we hydroplaned and landed in a small embankment on the side of the road.

    It was the scariest thing I've ever encountered. I immediately began to call on God to protect us and keep us safe.

  • Sciulli's mission: To educate public about ALS

    Hanging on the wall is his black belt certification. Along with his master of science degree in chemistry. Along with his membership in the Catholic choir at service school in Pennsacola. Along with his numerous photography and writing awards, recognition from the National Park Service and certification as a beekeeper from the S.C. Beekepers Association.

    There are more, but these exemplify his depth, versatility and passion for life.

    While they are impressive achievements for anyone – they are even more so for someone confined to a wheelchair.

  • County's reserve fund 'adequate,' but not healthy

    The recent editorial concerning the need for additional funds for the Indian Land Library mentioned using the county’s “healthy reserve fund” for this purpose.

    Whether or not to use that funding is of course County Council’s decision, but I would not want your readers to think Lancaster County has a lot of money just sitting in the bank for no good reason.

    While I would call our reserve fund “adequate,” it is not healthy in the sense it is holding more than it should.