Today's Opinions

  • Melanoma Awareness Month

    To the editor:
    May is Melanoma Awareness Month. I want you to know of this horrific disease so that my father’s story does not become yours nor your patients’. My father was diagnosed with an early stage melanoma in August 2010. In October 2011 he discovered a cluster of malignant lymph nodes.
    By January 2012 the melanoma had spread to his lungs, liver, thoracic and sacral spine, and by May to the right adrenal glad and sinus cavity. Melanoma took his life one year ago this month — at age 52.

  • It's never too early to start leaving a legacy

    With all of the unfortunate incidents that have taken place recently, I began to think of a very important thing just the other day.
    When we are younger, which I claim to still be at only 26 years old, we never give the term “legacy” any thought for the most part.
    Why would anyone ever think how they want someone to remember them when they are still at a young age?
    Well until here recent, I was in the same boat.
    I always put off the task of starting my legacy till tomorrow.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Enthusiastic approval
    6. Network with an eye
    9. Train track
    13. Beamed or glowed
    14. Atilla, e.g.
    15. “Beats me!”
    16. Shinbone
    17. Tropical American cuckoo
    18. America’s singing choices
    19. *”School’s Out” singer
    21. *”Diary of a Wimpy Kid: ___ ____”
    23. Endorsement
    24. Harper and Bruce, e.g.
    25. A cool ___, as in money
    28. South American Indian people
    30. Raja’s money, pl.

  • Fire destruction of the McLoney Warehouse
  • Scammers preying on those helping others

    Why should I be receiving press releases with headings like “Seniors informed on how to avoid fraud,” and “KU customers warned about bill-payment scam?”
    Now, with the recent storm tragedies in Oklahoma, there will be new scams popping up all over.
    I can remember my grandmother shaking her head as the news flicked across her old black and white television in the 70s exclaiming “What is this world coming to?”
    Today, I’m asking that same question and scratching  my head with no answer in sight.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle


    1. Done with a knife
    6. Pendulum’s path
    9. Pompous talk or writing
    13. Salk’s conquest
    14. Gunk
    15. *Given name of “Dog the Bounty Hunter”
    16. Tree in Latin
    17. Hold title to
    18. Knightly suit
    19. *Nickelodeon’s conjoined brothers (1998-2005)
    21. Dig further
    23. Deadeye’s forte
    24. Good earth
    25. Young woman making her debut
    28. Le Corbusier’s art