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Today's Opinions

  • Nov. 9, 2012: Our readers write

    Post-election thoughts

  • Local voters rally behind women

    ISSUE: Congratulating successful women
    OUR VIEW: Voters welcome female influence

    The 2012 elections are another landmark accomplishment for women in government.

  • Nov. 8, 2012: Our readers write

    Wreaths Across America

  • Let's hear it for our teams

    TOPIC: Area teams excel
    OUR VIEW: Success has become a habit

    Every sports season, it seems we have something special to celebrate and nothing has changed this fall.

    Area school extracurricular teams have excelled in regular season and state play.

    SOCCER. The Lady Panther soccer team managed to withstand a coaching change this season and go where no area girls’ high school soccer team has gone — the state semifinals.

  • Readiness begins at home

    ISSUE: When an emergency occurs
    OUR VIEW: Be sure your family is ready

    The train derailment in southwest Jefferson County reminds us just how vulnerable our communities can be. Coming as it did while news reports relayed the natural disaster delivered by Hurricane Sandy, it’s a shocking two-pronged reminder.

  • Nov. 6, 2012: Our readers write

    Doctor, patient have hearing problems

    I went for my first visit to my new doctor. Everything was going fine until my phone rang. I didn’t want it to keep ringing because it would have rang three more times loudly. So I answered the phone. He was busy typing on his little computer anyway. I tried to hurriedly get off and he got up and said as he went out the door that he would be back when I got off the phone.

    I know it is considered rude when you answer your phone while you are with a doctor, but what do you do if it keeps ringing?

  • Editorial: Today's to-do list
  • Parting with a reliable, if a bit rusty, old friend

    This year between 30 and 40 million Americans will sell a used car. I’m one of them. I just parted with my old car.

    I bought the 1996 T-Bird mainly out of desperation; Lori and I had grown weary of car-pooling in our one vehicle. She would need to go home when I had the car somewhere else; I had to have it when she was on an errand.

    We felt like the frustrated cab driver who is supposed to take two passengers in different directions at the same time.