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Today's Opinions

  • Make the most of Easter holiday

    Today is Easter, regarded as one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar.
    Easter, also known as Pascha, is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day following his crucifixion at Calvary, according to the New Testament.
    Easter follows Lent, the 40-day period of fasting, prayer and penance which begins with Ash Wednesday and continues through Holy Week, which includes Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.

  • Courtrooms fail to protect children

    I remember how sick I felt in early March when I heard how 5-year-old Soren Chilson lost her life. I had trouble sleeping that week and could not get this little girl off of my mind.
    It seemed that everybody I came in contact with had the same reaction – overwhelming feelings of sadness and anger that something this terrible could happen to an innocent, defenseless child.

  • Don’t sacrifice civil rights to ‘do something’

    I would like to respond to Crystal Stango’s March 22 letter, “Whittlesey’s gun control column ‘inane filler.’ ”
    Stango was taking Whittlesey to task for his column, “Gun-ban effort infringes on our right to bear arms.” I would like to offer the following observations:
    1. The statement that “nobody is asking for a gun ban” is incorrect. Many, having including some in state and federal government are asking for that.

  • Community rallies to help centurion celebrate

    On March 16, 2013, Morningside of Lancaster had the privilege of hosting the 100th birthday party for our resident, Mr. Ted Robinson.
    You can imagine that through his 100 years, Mr. Ted has acquired a few friends.
    With nearly 300 guests expected, we needed to rethink our strategy. We needed help.
    Thankfully, we were able to enlist the help of our volunteers and several  local businesses. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for the part they took in honoring Mr. Ted.

  • IL residents roar on neighborhood issues

    Indian Land needs to give a big hand to the residents of the Collins Road and Shelly Woods communities for protecting our world from more destruction by Lancaster County. 
    Collins Road people stood up and spoke up to County Council, letting them know they didn’t want B-3 zoning in their backyards. 
    The Shelly Woods residents told Lancaster County to take their trash collection center somewhere else.
    It works; we can take control of Indian Land’s destiny when we come together.
    We are strong; hear us roar.

  • Valid reasons law-abiding citizens should own guns

    Like most of America, I am saddened with the recent school shootings across America. Loss of life is never good, and we can only wonder how those who commit such atrocities can do so.

  • The truth about Easter

    Most people now think that Easter is all about the Easter bunny, Easter eggs and bunnies. But it’s not.
    Easter is all about the one and only Jesus Christ. Parents just aren’t teaching their kids about the true meaning of Easter anymore, but they need to. Easter is all about the day that Jesus rose out of the tomb where he spent three days and three nights.
    God told him that he was to rise from that tomb, and like the noble Christian he was, he followed his father’s order.

  • World is getting more corrupt

    Our economy is bad and our world is corrupt.
    When I was growing up, life was bad. But now it seems like the world is coming to an end because people are killing each other and drug dealers are getting away with murder.
    The president needs to do something before it is too late.

    Therine Jr. Miller
    Lancaster