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Today's Opinions

  • Self-interests get in way of witnessing

    Feb. 6 marked the beginning of Lent this year. As many often regard this as an archaic tradition, I would beg to differ.

    This tradition is as relevant today as it was when Moses spent 40 days on Mt. Sinai.

    A colleague once brought up the concept that we tend to put God in our pocket, only pulling him out when we need them.

    Fellow Christians, we should not set a bad example by turning to God when we need him and simply forgetting about him when times get rough.

    Life will certainly present many distractions every time you turn around.

  • Compromise benefits county

    Project Palomino became a reality because of incentives and compromise. Project Palomino, as it was dubbed in the early stages, is the Finland-based company Metso Power Corp.

    Metso held a ground-breaking ceremony recently for its $13.5 million plant on a 21.4-acre site in the Lancaster Business Park. The firm that produces boilers for large industrial projects is expected to create 50 new jobs that pay between $15 and $30 an hour.

  • Giants earned super victory

    Super Bowl XLII is history, but it will long be remembered as one of the greatest championship games in National Football League history.

    The underdog New York Giants pulled a stunner, knocking off the powerful New England Patriots.

    The Patriots, cruising on an unbeaten streak, were a game away from being the stuff of gridiron legends. A 12-point favorite, New England was on the brink of becoming the first team since the 1972 Miami Dolphins to post an undefeated season in pro football.

  • Don't let dollar signs be top priority

    Editor's note: Pat Eudy wrote this letter to Lancaster County Council members about the proposed sale of Roy Hardin Park.

    You are willing to sell a nine-acre tract (Roy Hardin Park) for $1 million when other land is being sold for $150,000-$200,000 per acre, three miles from that strategic location.

    When are you going to stop doing favors for developers and start doing something for the residents of Indian Land?

  • Let's try single-gender classes

    We think it's time that Lancaster County joins the growing number of school districts in the state that offers single-gender classes to their students.

    About 90 school districts in the state now offer single-gender classes to their students. There are no single-gender classes here, but the school district is exploring the option.

    We're told some schools may begin testing single-gender classes in the fall. A.R. Rucker Middle School, for instance, is looking at making single-gender classes available for sixth-graders next year.

  • Red Cross merger means more resources

    I am excited to share the news that the Lancaster County Chapter of the American Red Cross has merged with the York County Chapter of the American Red Cross to form the Upper Palmetto Chapter.

    This means a greater strength and Red Cross presence for our residents in Lancaster County. By way of this new alliance, the Red Cross is doubling its capacity and resources to better serve the local community in times of need.

  • Super-Delegate at 21 years old
  • Residents should have voice at meetings

    I am writing about John Baker's proposal to Lancaster County Council to prohibit naming government buildings after living individuals.

    I am amazed that Wayne Kersey is too arrogant to think more deeply into the matter. Mr. Baker has done his homework and pointed out that in naming government buildings could result in embarrassment. Let's suppose Mr. Kersey is protecting the possibility of having his name on a building.