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Today's Opinions

  • Wars, ongoing scandals cost Americans dearly

    To the editor:
    Terrorism alone has never been nor will it ever be a threat to our way of life. The application of self-serving dishonesty in Congress and the White House is the only real threat to America.

  • Yes, Mrs. Clinton, it does matter

    To the editor:
    According to Hillary Clinton on the subject of Benghazi, her attitude of “What does it matter?” kind of says it all about many things going on in our government in recent times.
    Starting with Benghazi, for many of us who have lost loved ones through violent acts, it does matter how and why it happened, and what could have prevented it. Maybe to Mrs. Clinton these types of things are mundane and just an everyday occurrence. Though I can’t speak for her or her conscience, her remark whether intentional or not was rather callous.

  • ‘Glass mountain’: beautiful or dangerous?

    A meth lab burned down.
    Firefighters set the fire to practice for future blazes in the industrial park.
    Tim Hostetler, the operations manager at Dlubak Glass Co., in Lawrenceburg, has heard both rumors as the reasons behind the recycling plant’s massive fire May 3.
    He’s heard other descriptions of “glass mountain” in the past 12 years he’s worked for the Dlubak Glass Co.:
    Eyesore.
    Diamonds.
    And especially this conversation topic:
    What will happen if a tornado ripped through glass mountain?

  • Clutter a clue to life inside home
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  • Proclaiming dismay over library, Obama

    To the editor:
    I would like to thank Ben Carlson for enlightening all of us about the money being spent by our public library. Furthermore, as we have learned, some folks there like skating around the legal ramifications concerning tax dollars.
    Well, let’s not blame them totally for their incompetence because the resident in the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue claims that award.

  • Search for .22 round a living nightmare

    It was common when I was in high school for me to dig deep for milk money and pull several loose .22 rounds out of my pants pocket while sorting my change.
    The lunch lady at the cash register didn’t run away screaming and the local police department’s version of a S.W.A.T. team didn’t storm the building.
    It was a fact in our rural little town that boys (and a fair number of girls) had and used guns. Seeing them hanging from racks in the rear windows of their trucks parked outside the school building was as unremarkable as it was commonplace.

  • The Beatles, robots and helping people

    Robots could lead lost Alzheimer’s patients to their rooms with a little help from the Beatles.
    “We discovered music helped seniors regain some of their memory,” Quetzal Velasco told me at the Extension building Monday afternoon.
    Quetzal is not an engineer.  She’s not an Alzheimer’s disease specialist.
    She is 15, and a member of the local LEGO Legends team that programs robots through workshops (there are several coming up this summer) and competitions to help solve real problems.

  • Coffee maker little help for needy kids

    Column as I see ’em …
    Raise your hand if you think it’s acceptable to use tax dollars to feed a hungry child.
    OK, now raise your hand if you think it’s acceptable to use tax dollars to clothe that child.
    Now raise your hand if you’re OK with using tax dollars to purchase that child’s parents a coffee maker.
    Hmm. Didn’t think so.
    Those who didn’t raise their hand on the coffee pot question won’t like what they’re about to read.