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Today's Opinions

  • Million Pound Challenge kickoff is tomorrow at Kmart

    Deborah Boulware

    Come to the Million Pound Challenge Kickoff this Saturday at Kmart and you’ll see me there – here’s why.

     Four Months earlier 

    I’m at a seminar just to support an agency that I truly believe in, when the nurse hands everyone a paper with a graph-looking thing. Then she says, “Step on the scale so we can calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index).”

    My first thought: “No way. I’m just here to listen.” In fact, I even say that to the nurse.

  • Wake-up call to stop the nonsense in Washington

    I am sick and tired of the federal government pushing its unconstitutional agendas down our throats. 

    First, it shoved a useless so-called stimulus plan down our throats, (using our hard-earned tax dollars), then an unconstitutional health-care law, which will force government control of health care. 

    Now, it is ethanol in the gas pumps, which causes our cars to burn more gas and eventually will ruin the fuel systems in vehicles not built to run with ethanol. 

  • LHS Class of 1951 enjoyed 60th reunion

    The Lancaster High School Class of 1951 held its 60th reunion June 4, 2011. Some traveled many miles to attend. They included LeJeune Davis from Texas, Bill Sistare from Florida, Johnny Blackmon Ghent, Nancy Criminger Sinclair and Johnny Willis from North Carolina, Mary Ann McWaters Wade and Mary Frances Evans from Columbia, Norma Whaley Richardson from Easley, Jimmie Durst Tardogna and Julie Sinclair Gasque from Rock Hill.

  • Mosier was invaluable to district

    Lancaster County District Superintendent Gene Moore knows a good thing when he sees it and doesn’t mind saying so.

    He’s emphatic about retiring Superintendent Administrative Assistant JoAnne Mosier, noting the 34-year employee as one of the “best things about coming to Lancaster County as superintendent.”

    In her final 13 years at her job, Mosier also worked with former superintendents John Taylor and Dr. Pat Burns.

    No matter who the superintendent was, Mosier worked with the same dedicated approach.

  • Chandler’s Law is big government at its best

    Recently, the S.C. Legislature passed and Gov. Nikki Haley signed Chandler’s Law. The law, which was named after Chandler Saylor, is meant to keep children safe while riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs.) However, I believe this law ultimately strips parents of their right to raise their child.

  • Are we now clawing our way out of recession?

    Our economy is chugging along and will continue to do so for a while. That’s what a national economist told Lancaster County residents last month.
    That bit of information was no real revelation for any of us. The signs of a sluggish economy – a stagnant real estate market with an abundance of homes for sale (many foreclosed), county unemployment rate of about 13.9 percent and an increase in numbers of people who need help with life’s basic needs – have been apparent for while. And it doesn’t appear to be getting better anytime soon.

  • Are we headed for nuclear abyss or human survival?

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his quest for Iran to get nuclear weapons remains a news worthy item. What does that mean for America and Israel? It can only come down to one thing – eventual war.
    Since the recent collapse of the Egyptian government, radical Islam on both ends now controls the Suez Canal. Iranian warships are passing through the canal into the Mediterranean Sea next to Israel’s coast.
    Egypt, now under military control, is permanently opened to the Gaza Strip. This is a major security breach with Israel.

  • Adoption organizers grateful for support

    The County of Lancaster Animal Welfare Support (CLAWS) adoption/donation drive at Lancaster Animal Control on Saturday was great. There may not have been as many people turn up as we would have liked, but those who came were very giving.
    There were six adoptions – two cats, two kittens and two dogs. More than $200 in supplies was donated. More than $500 was also donated to CLAWS.