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Today's Opinions

  • Crashing waves wash up fear

    One of the things I miss most about living in California is the Pacific Ocean.

    This past weekend I was at Cocoa Beach and although I thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the beach and watching the waves, when it comes to ocean waves, compared to the Pacific, the Atlantic wimps out.

    I grew up at the beach. Almost every Sunday afternoon my mom, dad, sister, brothers and I would head to Zuma Beach, near Malibu. Once there, I would race from the parking lot into the surf with the goal of “swimming past the waves.”

  • Turn on the lights

    We are at the time of year when time will be changing again before long. Daylight seems to be coming later, which means operators of vehicles need to use their lights when going to work and to school in the mornings. Vehicles with their headlights on are more visible than vehicles operating without headlights.

  • Civility: trick - or treat?

    The last time I was in an airport I picked up the book, “How to Talk to Anyone.” It promised 92 little “tricks” for big success in relationships.

    Because my job involves talking to people, or more importantly getting them to talk to me, I bought the book.

    The author, Leil Lowndes, also wrote “How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You.” I think the author may have used some crossover material from her other book in this one because trick No. 3 is “How to use your eyes to make someone fall in love with you.”

  • Newspapers fight back

    OK, newspaper folks. It’s time to pick ourselves off the ground and fight back. There is plenty of time left on the clock, and our fans — more than 100 million loyal readers — are pulling for us to win. So here’s how we rally.

    First and foremost, we have to ignore those self-proclaimed pundits and cynics who believe that newspapers are dead. They are dead wrong.

  • The important thing is that God’s people worship

    Before the worship service started we had eaten dinner together, me with my tape recorder and notebook by my side.

    I don’t normally go to church on Wednesday nights, but I had come to New Beginnings Fellowship in Hernando, Fla., for a Religion page feature story and to take notes about their worship.

    As the people entered the sanctuary, some grabbed musical instruments from a cardboard box in the back of the room — maracas and wooden sticks, cymbals and tambourines. During the first song, people used the instruments, making their own music.

  • The nation’s educational system has lowered standards

    To the editor:

  • Vocational school budget is ‘the leanest in the history’ of system

    To the editor:

     It was my pleasure to participate in the KY Tech- Harrison County Area Technology Center’s annual fall steering committee meeting led by Principal John White. I want to thank businesses and school leaders who support career and technical education programs offered at the school.

  • Concerned family should get involved with school’s PTO

    To the editor:

    I would like to respond to the grandparent that was told that the PTO is responsible for getting playground equipment. The PTO is an organization that assists the school in buying computer programs, playground equipment, and materials/resources needed to help our teachers teach. I do not understand what she meant by competition. There is no competition between the PTOs. Fundraisers are held to raise money for all of the requests that they are given. The PTO then has to decide what they can pay for.