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Editorials

Friday, October 11, 2013

Imagine a government so intent on making the shutdown as unpleasant as it can on citizens that it blocks people from simply VIEWING an open air monument.

That was what confronted visitors to the Mount Rushmore monument in South Dakota. They were not allowed to even pull off the road so they could simply look at or take photos of the monument!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Last month, 10-digit dialing was implemented in the 570 area code dialing area. In addition, in the near future, there willl be a new area code overlapping the 570 area.

This means that people who until last month could call their friends and relatives by simply dialing seven digits now have to add the area code onto their dialing.

We're sure you changed the automatic dialing numbers on your telephones. You must have programmed the new digits into your cell phones.

But did you change the dialing procedures on your various home alarm systems?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The savage attack of a motorist and his family by motorcyclists on a New York City street 10 days ago would be anyone's worst nightmare.

When Alexian Lien took his wife and their 2-year-old child out to celebrate the couple's wedding anniversary that Sunday morning, the last thing he expected was a life-and-death confrontation with a gang of motorcyclists. Video shows one biker, Christopher Cruz, 28, cutting off Lien's Range Rover and slowing down before the SUV bumped his motorcycle's rear tire on the Henry Hudson Parkway.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

It seems every week or month there is some sort of special designation National Blueberry Month, International Magic Week, National Humor Month, etc.

Two of the most important designations occur this week: National Fire Prevention Week and National Newspaper Week. Both are worthy of being observed.

For National Fire Prevention Week, it's a time to make us aware of potential fire hazards in our homes: extension cords that need replacements, smoke detectors that need new batteries, hallways that need cleaning to prevent potential tragedy in the event of a fire.

Monday, October 7, 2013

The longer the government shutdown drags on, the more discerning the American people need to be on the political posturing coming out of the White House and on Capitol Hill.

With the nation entering week two of the shutdown, we've been hearing major Democratic players like President Obama, Senate leader Harry Reid and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi telling us they're willing reach out and find common ground with Republicans.

Their actions in the budget stalemate don't support their claims.

Friday, October 4, 2013

One of the neat tributes to our dwindling number of World War II veterans is the Honor Flights to Washington D.C. where these old soldiers can view the national memorials which their sacrifices helped inspire.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

If you drive your car drunk and you have an accident, your penalty will likely be more severe than if you were sober and had an accident that was your fault.

That's because drinking and driving is a crime, and if you kill someone or cause property damage in the process, you're actually committing a second crime.

Yet, if you burglarize homes or do other stupid things while high on drugs, chances are your lawyer will appeal to the courts that the drugs are responsible for your actions; that if it wasn't for the addiction, you wouldn't have committed the crimes.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A number of incidents have occurred in schools this year that raise questions about the reaction, or over-overreaction, regarding discipline and weapons policies.

One weird case last week involved a 12-year old middle school student named Joseph from Rhode Island. A quarter-size keychain, which he won at an arcade, fell out of his backpack and another student picked it up. That student began showing it to other students when a teacher confiscated it.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

At a meeting of the Panther Valley School Board last week, business manager Kenneth Marx reported that cameras are installed on the school buses and students "know they are there."

There had been one glitch. Marx noted there has been a slight problem with recording stemming from digital cards, but that the problem has been corrected.

Congratulations to the Panther Valley School District for the installation of the cameras. Such cameras should be a requirement on all school buses.

Monday, September 30, 2013

It was a memorable week for members of one Utah high school football team and it had everything to do with learning a life lesson and not on but off the field.

Leading into the team's Friday night game 10 days ago, head coach Matt Labrum learned that some players had cyberbullied a classmate. Because the site Ask.fm. allows users to remain anonymous, Labrum wasn't sure which players were involved.