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Today's Opinions

  • Do-gooders are at it again

    The do-gooders are alive and well. Just read an article in that metropolitan daily that two women have a campaign to remove the food color in Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Seems they figure the added colors are a health hazard.
    I do remember a time when some do-gooder wanted to remove the caramel color from soft drinks. Why, that was just laughed to death. Who in the world would pay good money for bottled water?
     
    W. B. Evans
    Lancaster
     

  • Time to bring jobs back to America

    I’ve read where gas is going to cost us almost $5 a gallon by summer. How have we allowed this to happen?
    England has paid high gas prices for years. So, I guess we must do the same. Yet, we broke away from the mother country hundreds of years ago.
    In America, we once did our own drilling. We had industries. We had jobs.
    Now, what has happened? Instead, our drilling, industries and jobs have gone overseas – in search of cheap labor.
    We need to bring back drilling and industries.

  • Options for care centers important in our state

    Across South Carolina, options for care for senior citizens and persons with disabilities are dwindling, while our escalating population continues to place a greater reliance on our state’s available resources.
    Helping to fill part of this void is adult day care, which gives family members who care for a loved one the ability to have a break in their caregiving responsibilities to maintain their normal work schedule while a dependent family member receives valuable services at a day-care center.

  • Writer applauds Whittlesey’s column

    Franklin Whittlesey’s guest column, “Gun-ban effort infringes on our right to bear arms,” in the March 1 edition of The Lancaster News was thought-provoking in several ways. I felt as though I learned a lot by reading his comments. Then on March 15, letter writer Robert Gilliberti suggested more research on Whittlesey’s part.
    I am not sure what subject needed clarification, but the home-schoolers in this family benefited from the firearms history mentioned in his article.

  • Craig seeks information for project

    Lancaster native and civil rights historian Jamaal Craig is seeking people from Lancaster who attended the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
    He seeks to conduct oral and video interviews for a project commemorating the 50th anniversary of the march that will be celebrated this August.

  • Memory Lane Cruisers car show to honor HOPE

    The time has changed, spring is springing, and the old cars are starting to come out of their winter homes.
    Memory Lane Cruisers of Lancaster is one of the oldest car clubs around. We were established in 1998 and we are still going strong. Memory Lane Cruisers was begun to promote an interest in classic cars to keep their memory alive.
    Memory Lane also wants to introduce new generations to the beauty of older cars, when you could actually tell the type of car just by looking at it.

  • Don’t allow cigarettes to take away your life

    Editor’s note: Following is the essay Danielle Phillips entered in the Smoke-Out Contest, sponsored by the Lancaster  County Health & Wellness Commission.

    Why do you want to throw your life away? Everyone is given one chance to see amazingly great things that the world has to offer and live life to the fullest, so why? Why do you take life for granted? Then before you know it, everything is taken away from you.

  • Smoking ordinance has positive impact

    Members of the Lancaster County Health & Wellness Commission feel the response to the implementation of the county smoking ordinance has been overwhelmingly positive.
    Several restaurants changed to smoke-free at the beginning of this year or prior to the March 1 compliance date.
    The process of developing and implementing the county smoking ordinance has taken more than four years.
    The U.S. Surgeon General’s 2010 report verified that there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke.