Today's Opinions

  • Aug. 1, 2013: Our readers write

    Nothing but race

    Some writers would have you believe if George Zimmerman were black this would never have been news. That is true, but what they do not tell you is if Zimmerman were black, he would have been taken to the police station immediately following the incident and charged with a crime. Then left to fight to prove he was trying to stand his ground when the incident occurred. There most certainly would not have been the support of gun manufactures helping with his defense.

  • Don’t get munched by miniature monsters

    ISSUE: Bed bugs in local lodgings
    Confirmed complaints are cause for caution

    Their scientific name, Cimex lectularius, may not trigger much of a reaction among most. But the mere mention of the tiny parasite’s common name, bed bugs, certainly can make your skin crawl. And if you happen to be unfortunate enough to cross paths with these little blood-suckers, a potential infestation of your home is certainly cause for concern.

  • July 31, 2013: Our readers write

    Race in Zimmerman trial

  • July 30, 2013: Our reader's write

    Time to get real

    Americamight never have heard of Trayvon Martin if either I or another black had killed him. Over 90 percent of American black homicides are black on black. Efforts were made to present George Zimmerman as a racist white man; despite the fact that his mother is Peruvian Hispanic and his father is white, just to reopen angry wounds of the 1960s Civil Rights Era black experience in pursuit of a liberal agenda. Once again, black Americans got “played.”

  • Event manages to overcome conditions

    ISSUE: Cruisin’ the Heartland
    OUR VIEW: A successful transition

    Greeted by gray skies full of clouds that delivered some off-and-on showers, Saturday did not offer conditions typically conducive for pulling a classic car out of the garage. While this year’s version of Cruisin’ the Heartland did not enjoy the perfect weather of 2012, spirits of the participants were not dampened.

  • Things I learned from my father-in-law

    They let her know he wasn’t her “real” dad when she was a little girl.

    It stung, at least for a while.

    “I always thought I was my daddy’s ‘real’ little girl. I guess I was afraid that might change.”

    But it didn’t. Not even for a moment.

  • Guthrie challenges Duke deactivation

    ISSUE: Political motivations questioned
    OUR VIEW: Downsizing should be justified

  • In pursuit of fame, second chances are hard to come by

    Talent often is not enough.

    Coupled with hard work and determination, talent may take flight. But often in this complex, unfair world that combination still falls short.

    You also need good fortune and opportunity. And if you get one chance at success or fame, you better make the most of it.

    Second chances are even more rare.

    Marty Brown is pursuing his second chance.