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Today's Opinions

  • Motorcyclists shouldn’t be singled out by police

    To the editor:

    Why would the police department spend part of a $17,000 state traffic grant singling out motorcyclists? According to last week’s newspaper article, it  was because motorcycle fatalities were up and the police need to check licenses, permits, insurance and helmet laws. There is no helmet law for experienced riders over 21 years old.

  • Newberry is ignoring the law; what will he do as judge?

    To the editor:

  • Pow-wow event coming soon

    To the editor:

    My name is Clinton F. Gould and I have resided in Cynthiana and Harrison County for the past 12 years. I am a member of the Grand Traverse band of Ottawa/Chippewa Indians of northern Michigan. I am writing to inform of my desire to introduce the Native American culture to Cynthiana and Harrison County.

  • Shain Stephens will do ‘amazing things’ as sheriff

    To the editor:

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Shain Stephens for quite a few years. I have also had the pleasure of working with Shain at the Paris Police Department. I am hampered by a limit of 300 words contained in this endorsement letter. I could not possibly communicate to the reader the type of officer Shain Stephens is by using only 300 words. I shall try nonetheless.

  • There’s no app for restoring souls

    My niece, Jennifer, has an iPhone.

    Last week, she and her husband, Marc; my sister, Peggy, and I (and Jennifer’s iPhone with all its cool applications — “apps”) went to Baja, Mexico to visit my parents who live on a beach on the Sea of Cortez.

    Want to know the name of a song on the radio? Jen’s phone has an app for that. Want to know the Spanish word for just about anything? She’s got an app for that.

  • Newberry is honest, impartial, will be fair as district judge

    To the editor:

    There is only one candidate to endorse for the position of district court judge and that is Peter Newberry. He has over 20 years of legal experience as a trial attorney. He is a very honest and impartial person and believes that every person should have a fair trial. He believes in helping one another and has been very successful with bike programs for two counties that include all age groups. He is a major player in Relay for Life, Champions for a Drug-Free Harrison County and many worthwhile organizations.

  • Nothing we can do would make God turn his face away

    (Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy is on a beach in Mexico, enjoying spring break with her sister and her parents. This is a column that ran in June 2002.)

    I once knew a woman who called herself a “Shameless Hussey.”

    Her last name is Hussey, but she preferred being called “Shameless.” She called herself a “Brazen Hussey” the time she stripped on “The Phil Donahue Show” in 1993. A self-confessed thrift store queen, she had been invited as part of a how-to-be-frugal show.

  • The many faces of Elder Abuse

    To the editor:

    As America’s population grows older, we will witness an increase in a very unpleasant development that too often accompanies ageing. It’s called Elder Abuse. It can be perpetrated by caregivers, friends, family, and strangers. It can happen in aged care facilities, in the family home - wherever the aged victim may be - and it manifests itself in a variety of ways.

    Physical abuse consists of misuse of physical force which can result in bodily injury. Slapping, hitting, shaking, kicking, and excessive restraint are examples of this kind of abuse.