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Today's Opinions

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. *____ Jessica Parker
    6. Bag, in Paris
    9. Diplomat’s forte
    13. Opposite of cathode
    14. *”Chinatown” sequel: “The ____ Jakes”
    15. Chocolate tree
    16. Considering everything
    17. Pro vote
    18. Sleep spoiler?
    19. *Famous filmmaker Cecil
    21. *”The Jazz Singer” was the first one
    23. “To Kill a Mockingbird” recluse
    24. *Cary Grant in “His ____ Friday”
    25. FedEx competitor
    28. Family room staple

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Dolphins’ home
    6. *Sports acronym
    9. Deep wound
    13. Spy’s cover
    14. 100 square meters
    15. “Door,” on #35 Across
    16. Approximate date
    17. Bygone bird
    18. Letter-shaped girder
    19. *Pastoral autumn trip
    21. *Falling all around
    23. Galley tool
    24. Eight bits
    25. Trigonometry abbr.
    28. “Hey!”
    30. ____weed
    35. Faubourg Saint-HonorÈ and Rivoli, e.g.
    37. Left after deductions

  • Family of Thomas J. and Amanda Francis Hill Franklin
  • Countering recent primary election voting letter

    To the editor:
    I am writing in response to “Primary elections should be open to all voters.”
    The author of that  letter stated  that “Primaries are not for the parties, they are for the voters  and all voters pay for them  and should have the right to participate in them.”
    I must disagree.

  • Emmy Lou was a diva, a pest, a silly, tail-wagging pup

    If I had an exotic bird as a pet, it would be more likely to outlive me.
    But, I didn’t. I had an 11-year-old maltese whose name followed the family’s Wizard of Oz theme. She was tagged with Auntie Em as a puppy and that evolved into Emmy Lou over the years.
    She was a pest.
    She would lick the lotion off my legs. She would get under foot while I was trying to cook. She always needed to “go out” at the most dramatic point of any television show.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    Sir, you stated you recalled your students declining to stand for the anthem and pledge years ago. When you asked them why “none gave a solid reason why...”
    Recently I saw a TV program on this subject with several black guests an a white moderator. The guests spoke at length about abuse, racism, and things that need to change. When the moderator asked for details all the guests could say was “if you do not know, we can not explain it.”