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Today's Opinions

  • Some legal advice, please

     The Associated Press reported on July 15, that police in Georgia shut down a lemonade stand operated by three girls who were attempting to raise admission money to attend a water park amusement center.  Police said the girls had no business permit or other required documents.
     In the July 17 edition of The Lancaster News, my “Remember when”  column mentioned that I set up a lemonade stand in front of my Chesterfield Avenue home during the 1940’s Army maneuvers.

  • Dr. Adams left a true legacy

    Dr. Ira Adams was certainly unforgettable. I went to his dental office when I was in my teens and I still remember it well. Not being fond of any dental office, it always terrified me when he came to the waiting room door and spoke the famous words, “Does anybody have one to be pulled?”
    I guess he wanted to make sure everyone understood what he said, because he always repeated, “Does anybody have one to be pulled?” I didn’t mind at all waiting on those who needed a tooth pulled, because I was not anxious for my turn to come anyway.

  • Woman kept husband and all but two teeth

    I came home from my honeymoon early because of a nasty toothache and Dr. Ira Adams pulled a bottom wisdom tooth for me. He pulled the other bottom wisdom tooth out the following week.
    Dr. Adams would say, “I’m not sure I ate all my Wheaties this morning to get the job done.” But he always did a beautiful job of pulling them.
    That was 36 years ago and I still have all of my other teeth and kept my husband, too.
    Dr. Adams was a good dentist.

    Mrs. Boyd Jordan
    Edgemoor
     

  • Dr. Adams good at calming fear of dentists

    When I was growing up, my family went to Dr. Ira Adams for dental work. I thought he was the best dentist. One time my mother asked my wife and me to go with her to Dr. Adams’ office with her. She needed about four teeth pulled and she was scared.
    When Dr. Adams called her back to the room, my mother asked him if it would hurt very much.
    “No ma’am, you won’t feel a thing,” he said.
    The last time I saw him was in a fast-food store. He loved to joke and cut up.

  • Dr. Adams gave so much of his time and talent

    Dr. Ira Adams was a good, caring and giving person. I know a lot of people who had fillings, cleanings and partials they didn’t pay a cent for. He gave of his time and talent, time and time again. He was a good friend to so many people.
    Dr. Adams loved flowers and he shared them as well. It wasn’t unusual for people to come out on a Sunday morning to find a big bunch of Gladiolas on the hoods of their cars.
    I often went by to see if Dr. Adams was in his yard at his office. He always had a new flower to show me. He was always working in his flowers.

  • Dr. Adams dedicated to helping other folks

    Lancaster County lost a true humanitarian with the recent death of Dr. Ira Adams.
    Ironically, Dr. Adams died earlier this month at his Meeting Street office, where he toiled tirelessly to help his patients have a better quality of life.
    Adams enjoyed his work and had a passion for helping others, whether it was in his Lancaster office or in a foreign county.
    Adams often took his practice to countries such as Mexico and Guatemala, where it was common for him to work until his supplies were exhausted.

  • Dream Team Foundation says thanks for support

    The Dream Team Foundation is a registered 501C3 nonprofit organization in Lancaster. Our mission is to enrich the lives of children with disabilities through a variety of activities. We were formed in 2007 and will begin our fifth season in September.
    Our program is a free program for any Lancaster County youth between the ages of 6-21 who have any form of mental or physical disability. Our program is funded by donations and sponsorships from individuals and businesses.

  • Time to reform pension system

    While it doesn’t often make headlines, funding the state retirement system is among the most important challenges facing state government.
     State employees have 6.5 percent deducted from their paychecks to go toward their retirement benefits, and their employers contribute an even higher 9.68 percent toward those benefits. Employees expect the pension system to remain healthy so benefits will be there when they retire.