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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor - 7.14

    Drury’s deeds a lesson on what to do

    To the editor:

    I have to admit I bought The Anderson News [last week] because of the outrageous quote on the front page attributed to Ms. Drury, candidate for Anderson County judge-executive.

    I am amazed a candidate would refer to her would-be constituents as being without sense or intellectual ability.

    Then I read your article about your interview with her and the plagiarism found on her website.

  • COLUMN: 'The King' could learn a lesson from the kids

    While LeBron James was telling us — excuse me, blessing us — with his decision of where to play next year, a team of 10- and 11-year-old baseball players reminded us of what we love about sports.

    James, the latest example of a me-first superstar we have in sports today, decided it was necessary to take an hour of our lives so he could announce where he would suit up next year.

  • COLUMN: Heavy rains make earth 'sigh with relief'

    I’m smiling. As I write, it’s Thursday night and I’m listening to thunder boomers and a nice steady rain. It’s been two weeks of dry, hot weather and hand watering to keep things alive. You can almost hear the earth sighing with relief. Some native plants, that are our most hardy lawn weeds, were even curling up.

  • COLUMN: New kids' craze follows tradition of growing up

    Silly Bandz are, simply put, silly.

    They’re the new “it” thing to have for children everywhere, and they’ve caught on faster than H1N1 did this past fall.

    Among other things, there are animals, letters and dinosaurs to choose from. The possibilities seem limitless.

    But what’s the big deal?

    Silly Bandz are colored rubber bands molded in different shapes. Seriously, that’s it. Despite the simplicity of them, they’re selling faster than stores can keep them in stock.

    It’s insane.

  • COLUMN: Chamomile tea brings summer benefits

    Oh my, it’s July. The Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for two degrees below normal temperatures and four inches of rain for the month. Now, if we can just split that rain into one inch a week, we’ll be set.

    These cool nights, while wonderful for our energy bills, can set us up for some vegetable problems in the garden. Keeping in mind that offense is our best defense, I’m recommending that we all break out the chamomile tea.

  • COLUMN: Living on vacation time

    Time seems to speed by at twice its normal rate when you’re on vacation.

    You’re driving here, running there, seeing this, doing that and before you know it, you’re driving back home wondering where all the time has gone.

    While taking a few days off allows you to “vacate” your normal life, rarely does vacation really equal rest.

    I’m also convinced that while on vacation with time passing so rapidly, one’s coworkers are experiencing time passing equally as slow.

  • COLUMN: Using other's words speaks to credibility

    Column as I see ’em ...

    I promise that every word in this column was typed by my fingers in concert with the organic word processor I store beneath my hair.

    It’s a shame the same can’t be said about some information on judge-executive hopeful Donna Drury’s campaign website, where she claims to have gained permission to post, without any attribution whatsoever, the words of other writers.

    I call it a shame because some of what’s written there is solid material upon which a candidate could base a good election campaign.

  • Letters to the editor - 7.7

    Tourism, county made ‘honest mistakes’

    To the editor:

    I found your June 23 article regarding the tourism commission intriguing though, perhaps, a bit misleading.

    I felt as though I should wash my hands after reading it.

    I assume you meant to imply some overt impropriety on the part of the tourism commission. What I gleaned from the article was that good people, both in the tourism commission and county government with the good of Anderson County at heart, have made honest mistakes and oversights.