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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Bring on the sunny days

    Before Monday night’s meeting of the city council was called to order, my feet were the center of attention for at least a few seconds.

    Someone pointed out that I was clearly taking advantage of the sunshine and warmer temperatures because on March 8 — nearly two weeks before the official start of spring — I was already sporting sandals.

    I smiled, simply replying, “Yep, and there’s no turning back now.”

    “I hope it doesn’t snow again,” Mayor Edwinna Baker said.

  • COLUMN: Time and memories wait for no man

    I shared my favorite memory of my dying uncle with my mom by phone last Thursday night.

    By Friday morning it was too late to share it with him, and I will forever regret not doing so.

    My uncle fell ill about a week earlier, and his doctors didn’t give him long to live. Following a stay in the hospital, he returned home ostensibly to live out the remainder of his days.

    My dad gave me his brother’s address and my intention was to send him a note or card or something to let him know I was thinking about him and, frankly, to say goodbye.

  • COLUMN: Will mobile devices kill the newspaper star?

    Just as “Video Killed the Radio Star,” the Internet and mobile devices have a hit out on newspapers.

    According to a recent survey report released by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, the Internet is now the third-most popular news platform, sandwiched between local and national television news (at the top) and national newspapers, local newspapers and radio.

  • Letters to the editor - 3.3

    Condition of Woodlawn gravesite upsetting

    To the editor,

    I am writing in regard to Woodlawn Cemetery, located in Stringtown.

    I understand that it has predominantly African Americans buried there, but they should be treated with the same respect as Caucasians buried in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

    My sister and I went to Woodlawn to pay our respects to a young man who recently passed away. We were astounded. He was laid to rest in the very back of the cemetery, and there was no road to get to his gravesite.

  • COLUMN: Create a beautiful, edible landscape this year

    I’m a big fan of edible landscapes and as a result, I’m always searching for new things to try. I am about to tell you about something relatively new to the United States that enhances the beauty of your landscape and gives you great tasting food.

    First, let me tell you that it grows just as well in clay soils as other types and has a pH range between 5 and 8. But wait, there’s more.

  • COLUMN: Don’t let backstop sway spirit of Little League

    Word is that the mayor has asked each member of the city council to publicly apologize to the American Legion for remarks made at a recent meeting.

    Well I should say so.

    There was no cause to be disrespectful and hint that the Legion lacks compassion for physically challenged children because of its insistence that Little League cannot build a permanent backstop for a third field that will, among many other things, be used for a Challengers league.

  • COLUMN: Above all, Tea Party people dislike Obama's color

    It is strange to me that the Tea Party folks waited until after the presidential election to start marching around, even though they say they are just against bad government, which supposedly includes both the Republicans and the Democrats.

    They say way more other stuff, and it all looks loosely stitched together under a big banner of dislike for Obama.

  • Letters to the editor - 2.24

    Carlton thanks Heritage Hall, Hospice

    To the editor,

    I would like to this opportunity to thank the wonderful staff at Heritage Hall for their loving care of my grandmother, Naomi Brown.

    Each staff member looked after her with the same love and affection they would show their own loved ones. As my grandmother’s end neared, everyone in the building from the administration to the custodians bent over backward to make sure that not only she was comfortable, but that our family was comfortable as well.