Today's Opinions

  • BBB: Find a reliable mechanic

    In 2012, BBB received more than 14,000 complaints against auto repair servicers.

    When your vehicle needs repairs, you don’t need a crash course in auto mechanics, but you should know how to find a reliable shop and mechanic. Better Business Bureau and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence recommend following a few key pointers to ensure your automobile gets fixed without a glitch.

  • Oh, the places you'll go

    ISSUE: Library Card Signup Month
    It’s one smart card

    A library card is magical. Besides bringing you into the brick-and-mortar place where there are books, magazines, newspapers, videos, DVDs, audio books, community bulletin boards and computers, it is a key. It can be the key to your past, present and future.

    With a library card, you can explore “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” and go “Around the World in 80 Days.”

  • Truly a multipurpose building

    Buildings can be much more than bricks and mortar or drywall and plumbing.

  • Sept. 15, 2013: Our readers write

    Paying it forward

    I am writing concerning a letter that came to the editor last month about sharing kindness with strangers. Pay it forward, if you will. She received a card at a drive-thru window along with a free meal in memory of Kelli Shaw. She spoke of how it opened her eyes to sharing with others and the importance of God, family and friends.

  • Resounding impact of tourism's decisions

    ISSUE: Tourism Bureau taps its reserves
    OUR VIEW: Impact goes beyond dollars

  • Sept. 13, 2013: Our readers write

    Supporting Boutwell

    Several people have complained about Ike Boutwell choosing not to show “Lee Daniel’s The Butler” due to Jane “Hanoi” Fonda being cast and I agree with him just on that point alone, but there’s more.

    What I find disturbing is that people would be so accepting of a traitor.

  • Routine tasks always need full attention

    TOPIC: Cautious approach always the best
    Bad things can happen any day

    Some things in life become so natural you feel you could do the task in your sleep.

    Maybe you have performed the duties so many times you believe you can take steps out of the process and still get to the end result that you may be seeking.

    There is a lesson to be learned in taking routine for granted.

    A recent pair of tragic accidents have resulted in two deaths and the loss of limbs.

  • U.S. trapped in complex game

    ISSUE: Syrian stand-off
    Putin arrives as unlikely rescuer

    Who could have predicted it would be Russian President Vladimir Putin saddling the figurative white horse of peace in attempt to save the day in the U.S. stand-off against Syria? That’s just what Putin has accomplished over the course of the past few days.