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Today's Opinions

  • The monk and the tiger...a lesson for us all

    Mindfulness is something far too many of us neglect to practice.
    I personally see my neglect of practice manifest itself in a number of undesirable ways. My blood is quick to boil when a slow-moving vehicle pulls out in front of me, regardless of whether or not I’m in a hurry.
    I get far too angry over situations that are out of my control such as an election, or some idiot talking trash on an online game. Sometimes I lash out at friends or loved ones over situations that aren’t really worth all the fuss. I take things too personally.

  • Viewpoint

    Americans are a fickle bunch.
    It doesn’t take long for the novelty of something new and exciting to wear off and become mundane and uninteresting.
    Unfortunately, I get the impression that the Rotary Club-sponsored Fabulous Fourth might be falling into that latter category.
    For those of you who don’t remember, the Fabulous Fourth celebration that we have enjoyed locally, is a relatively new phenomena.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Like Catherine or Peter, in Russia
    6. Norwegian band of “Take on Me” fame
    9. “I call first ____!”
    13. “Home on the ____”
    14. Charlie Parker’s style of jazz
    15. Comedian Silverman
    16. Not upright
    17. Greek H
    18. Acrobat maker
    19. *Like the July 4th holiday
    21. *Pre-state state
    23. Thanksgiving tuber
    24. Hold as a conviction
    25. Ides mo.
    28. Expunge
    30. Catching like a cowboy

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    It has been 21 days plus since the Berry Festival on June 3, yet the Port a Potty still remains in place in the center of the only playground the children have in which to play. It has not been removed nor has the waste from the festival been cleaned out. You can imagine what it is like in this heat. The children say it stinks terribly, has flies and is also loaded with maggots. I went to look. They are right.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Fastening device
    6. Computer-generated imagery, acr.
    9. Savannah College of Art and Design
    13. Of the kidneys
    14. Not decaf.
    15. Flourishing
    16. “The ____ of defeat”
    17. Tide alternative
    18. “PokÈmon,” e.g.
    19. *Hitting the water
    21. *In the open air
    23. RNs’ org.
    24. Not happening
    25. Eastern title
    28. Open-mouthed astonishment
    30. Muslim woman’s headscarf
    34. Foul substance

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    First off, kudos to Lee Kendall for his excellent editorial last week. Hope he did not get too many hate calls and letters.
    I read that California has placed Kentucky on a no travel list because of some of our legislation. We must have scared the poor snowflakes. Most insecure groups strike out at anyone that does not agree with their group think and react with negative actions. They fear that anyone that thinks differently challenges the validity of their beliefs.
    Unfortunately, we have a similar situation right here in the Maiden City.