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Today's Opinions

  • Drivers should respect stopped school buses
  • Abandoned shopping carts creates havoc in parking lots

    John Richard’s letter addressing  the ills displayed by grocery store shoppers in the Aug. 31 edition of The Lancaster News probably earned him “Atta Boys” from readers all over the region.

  • Healthy school lunches for healthy kids

    With the new school year, parents’ attention is turning to school lunches. Traditionally, then U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had used the National School Lunch Program as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities.

    Children consumed animal fat and sugary drinks, to the point where one-third have became overweight or obese. Their early dietary flaws became lifelong addictions, raising their risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

  • Thanks to all who helped with festival

    Our third annual Bluegrass, Barbecue & Building Festival, held Aug. 23, was even more successful than its two predecessors.

    We are delighted to report we netted just over $9,600 after expenses. The money will be applied toward our next home, which we plan to start within 30 to 45 days.

  • AT&T, SCPA sponsor It Can Wait campaign

    Each year in America, texting drivers cause more than 100,000 automobile crashes resulting in death or life-changing injuries.

    At AT&T, we are serious about wanting consumers to enjoy the benefits of wireless technology, while also using their mobile devices wisely and safely. So we launched the It Can Wait campaign, a national initiative designed to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving and to hopefully save lives by changing behavior.

  • Letter shows lack of legal system understanding

    In nearly 40 years as a lawyer, and 35 years as a law professor, I have seldom read or heard comments that demonstrated a greater lack of understanding about the American legal system than the letter from Sandy McGarry that appeared in the Aug. 31 issue of The Lancaster News.

    That the letter was written by someone who is a local leader of a major political party made that lack of understanding even more disappointing. 

  • We need to fix Social Security

    Amid all the news today, one story has been completely forgotten.

    This story was once one of the hottest topics in politics and around the dinner table, but now it has vanished unless you are a senior citizen who is working yourself to the point of death every day.

    The topic is, of course, Social Security. Ever since President Bill Clinton quietly began to move up retirement benefit dates, I have watched as more and more people go about their lives, oblivious to the crime they are victims of.

  • ‘Ugly Americans’ should stay home

    Has anyone ever seen a movie or read a book in which the main character has either said or done something so stupid, ridiculous or arrogant that you actually lose your temper and want to reach out and throttle him/her?

    This doesn’t usually happen to me, but recently I read a novel of pure fiction, written by one of the world’s leading authors (no names or titles will be given) whose premise was so stupid that I almost put the book down, unfinished.