Congratulations to Mayor Tony Scully on his September 2 column titled "The Referendum." In this article he addressed the myths surrounding the November election school referendum - the bond to pay for facilities and improvements, and the penny tax to pay off the bond. He thoughtfully responded to every myth with facts and logic, free of emotion, explaining this investment in education and its far-reaching impact on the economy, business, the work force, national and international industry, and development and growth of our county. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Frank Morgan, followed the mayor's column with his own, further explaining additional ...
Where does racism come from? Some say it's been around forever; and, you're not going to change that. Now, that's a discussion stopper! If we say we are not racist in any way shape or form, we're only kidding ourselves. Racism is alive and well. It lives on a continuum from minimally racist to extremely racist. If you ask a class of school children, "Where does racism begin?" They'll tell you, "At home, parents, family, the neighborhood, the playground." Out of the mouths of babes! Are we hard-wired to only be concerned about our own?
We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. It may be a very good idea for all Americans to take the time to read the U.S. Constitution so we Americans can maintain and restore American character to our hearts and souls.
Editor Martin L. Cahn's column was thought-provoking on several levels ("Once again, the people lose," Friday, June 24). Mass shootings and the resultant cries for more gun control have both escalated to unprecedented levels in the last few years. It's saddening that the immediate political response is always to implement stricter gun controls.
The senseless shooting at Emanuel Church in Charleston was, by any standard, a horrible and grevious act. Any civil person has to feel sorrow and empathy for the friends and relatives of the victims of that terrible crime. Fruther, any punishment, no matter how severe, meted out to the shooter is well deserved.
Initially, both the Republican and Democratic parties supported the women's movement of the 1970s. In 1975, Congress mandated and funded conferences in every state, leading up to a 1977 national conference in Houston to develop a plan of action to guide Congress on women's issues.
On Sunday, May 22, the Fine Arts Center (FAC) was nearly full to capacity for the special production, "An Afternoon with Dick Goodwin." The Columbia Choral Society (CCS) under the direction of Dr. Lillian Quackenbush sang a classical symphonic piece composed by Goodwin entitled, "Mark Twain Remarks." The audience was held spellbound with the intriguing arrangement and the talented voices accompanied by gifted pianist Allison Hilbish. The FAC's acoustically flawless venue allowed every note and word to be heard, resulting in a breath-takingly beautiful experience.
June 03, 2016|
Paddy Bell, lyricist
In response to Phil Noble's editorial ("Come here and talk about guns," May 27), he fails to mention churches are considered gun free zones and the majority of mass shootings are done in gun free zones. Also, he did not mention a mass shooting is considered to involve more than two persons.
I would like to "comment on the article in the newspaper from Friday, April 22 written by Mr. Edward R. Allen ("Reader: Washington gridlock by Republican Party's design"). "Hats off" to Mr. Allen! He hit it right on the head.
One of my hobbies is studying people and their birthdays. I am not a pro, not have I ever gone to school and taken a class on the subject of the behavior of people, but my opinion is Mother Nature does have flaws when it comes to the brain and sex of babies. I feel that some babies are born as male that should have been born females and some babies born females should have been males.