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Today's Opinions

  • Taking money from schools selfish act

    Selfish – prepared to sacrifice the feelings, needs, etc. of others to satisfy ones own desires.

    It is curious that Jeffery Donahue would use that word to describe those who do not favor school vouchers in his April 18 letter to the editor “Parents who want best for kids not ‘elitists.’ ”

  • Voters will decided who is 'out of touch'

    In Shannon Catoe’s letter, “Citizens face worse issues that threat of vouchers” in the April 27 edition of The Lancaster News, she uses slight of hand and sleaziness to refer to Mandy Powers-Norell as “out of touch and foolish.” It seems Ms. Catoe has a hard time believing that the masses are really that concerned about school vouchers. In several conversations that I’ve had, vouchers are indeed the “hot button item.”

  • Will ride to feed hungry

    You’ve seen the latest headlines gaudily splashed across all the media about the food crisis. In this prosperous country, we usually associate a food crisis with a continent like Africa with its endless civil wars and famines or some other exotic location where a tsunami just hit or some massive mudslide.

  • Humane Society grateful for support

    The Humane Society of Lancaster County Inc. would like to give a very heartfelt thank you to all those who helped make our first Fur Ball a huge success.

    There are so many to thank that I won’t be able to list them all. So if you are not mentioned, please know that we know who you are and the omission is one of space only.

  • The outlook is bright for administrative professionals

    What profession should be considered when starting or changing a career? Becoming an administrative professional is a solid choice for the future, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

    More than 4.2 million people were employed as administrative assistants and secretaries in 2006, with another 362,000 jobs expected to be added by 2016, an 8.5 percent increase over the 10-year period.

  • Kids in public schools have right to equal education

    I want to respond to Jeffery Donahue’s letter “Parents who want best for kids not elitists” in the April 18 edition of The Lancaster News.

    No one is being selfish at all. It is just that everyone can’t afford to send their children to private schools. My children have learned perfectly fine for the last five years and are on honor roll. They are not being rushed to learn. That is why they have after-school programs.

  • Be part of Child Safety Day on June 7

    On behalf of Springs Memorial Hospital, we are very proud to be associated with the third annual Child Safety Day, which will be held on June 7.

    As responsible citizens, parents, community leaders and community members, it is the responsibility of all to promote the awareness of safety of our future – our youth.

    On June 7, many agencies and businesses from our community will take time out of their busy schedules to educate local youth and their parents on different ways that safety can be ensured in everyday life.

  • Senior citizens to get help with analog transition

    Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer answers questions about aging issues.

    Question: When I was watching the news the other evening, I saw the reporter talking about the government making a law that would change how television works. They said that if you didn’t have cable television, your TV would not work any more and that you would have to get a new set. Will my television really quit working next year?