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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Nov. 4, 2012: Our readers write

    Vote no on hunting bill

  • If FEMA vanished, Americans would adjust

    dvocates of big government never miss a chance to capitalize on a natural disaster. Even before the storm has passed, they will boast that without activist government, recovery would be impossible. Peddlers of this line ask us to imagine what life would be like today — in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy — without FEMA and the state and local emergency agencies. This, they say, is the condition to which opponents of big government would reduce the country.

    But they lack imagination.

  • Thrust headlong into an imaginative adventure

     

    It began as a serene fall experience. Leaves crunching under foot on a cool afternoon as I walked along a country fence row with my infant grandson tucked against my side.

    Suddenly as if from nowhere, a deer appears. It breaks into a dead run. The movement was surprising but not alarming until I realized it’s charging me.

    The deer’s head crashes into my side waist high just below the ribs. As I bend with the blow, the child flies free of my grasp.

  • Unprecedented nothingness

    ISSUE: Productivity of the 112th Congress
    OUR VIEW: Performance wouldn’t fair well in working world

    Members of the 112th Congress likely would not fare well in the real world of working class Americans.

  • Japanese School a success; Indian School next?

    TOPIC: Japanese School at ECTC
    OUR VIEW: Happy Birthday!

    The Japanese School at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College celebrated its 25th birthday last month by hosting a Cool Japan Festival.

    The open house served as a bridge between American culture with Japanese customs.