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Today's Opinions

  • Radical action needed, huh?

    I read with much enjoyment a lot of letters to the editor. It’s always been interesting to see what people think because people in and of themselves are fascinating.

    The March 11 letter by Mark Grier, “Radical action needed to clean up the economy,” begs a response though because he has two questions and makes an absurd statement.

    First, I would like to answer his questions. He begins by pointing out that the Republicans controlled Congress for 12 years and asks why they didn’t do something about the problem.

  • Prayer answer to our problems

    A few weeks ago I was extended what I consider a great privilege to eulogize a young man, 15 years of age who was so needlessly shot at a recreation center. I say a great privilege because his family chose me to do such a task.

  • Why can’t we be just proud Americans?

    Shame on you, Arlene Clyburn Harris. Your March 13 letter, “Face it: We have a black president,” speaking against Mrs. Bobbie Faile as being racist borders on libel.

    I have personally known this dear lady for nearly 30 years. She’s married to my father and both of these precious people have been outstanding business leaders in this community for most of their lives.

    Over the past years, I have personally seen them help many, regardless of race. That was never an issue for them; need does not have a color.

  • Program benefits students, food banks

    A Lancaster County middle school physical education teacher has a win-win idea to boost the health of fellow teachers and aid the local food supply.

    Kim Perry, a former Lancaster High School athlete who now teaches at South Middle School, came up with the notion after seeing the television show “Biggest Loser.”

    Perry’s idea is to get fellow faculty members as well as county teachers involved with a exercise weight loss program to boost personal fitness and health.

  • Writer enjoys story about centarians

    Recently, The Lancaster News published an account of a birthday party at which more than 200 people attended.

    The picture accompanying this story was a picture of three ladies attending the party who were all three, 100 years old.

    One of the ladies was the honoree, and a second lady was Lallage Jones, who happens to be my mother.

    I gained access to The Lancaster News Web page on the Internet. A nephew of Mrs. Jones sent me the article and picture. What a pleasant surprise.

  • Your newspaper vital to your community

    The community newspaper you hold in your hand plays an important role in your quality of life. Weekly, nondaily and other local publications help strengthen the communities they serve.

    Community newspapers boost the local economy – both through advertising and in news coverage. They showcase community businesses at a time we need to be shopping locally, investing in the community and protecting local jobs. They allow mom and pop businesses to reach their most likely customers.

  • Drugs cause people to do bad things

    Tell me whats wrong with this picture. A man gets five years prison time after giving a baby brain damage.

    Another man gets 15 years after killing a man in front of the police.

    Melvin Steele’s killer only got a 15-year sentence.  My son, Phillip Sims, got a 27-year sentence for stealing a van with children in it.

  • Obama diverts discussion about his plan

    We are being bombarded with Obama propaganda.

    As it becomes more and more evident that spending trillions of our dollars on his recovery plan is wasteful and irresponsible, his strategy is to divert the discussion by saying, “You know, we didn’t cause this situation, it was eight years of Bush.” This is outright dishonesty.