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Letter to the editor: Regarding checking the facts


I appreciate the dialog on health care from Doug Fausett (Aug. 18, 2009, Sun Advocate), and the additional comments from Joan Piercy on (Aug. 26 , 2009, Sun Advocate). It is a real blessing to have the freedom of expression in this great land of...

Letter to the editor: Rumors, myths, fear mongering


President Obama's push for health care reform has brought on a tsunami of rumors, myths, fear-mongering and mis-information, and an outrageous assault on truth. Here are some of the questions that have arisen andthe answers....

Letter to the editor: Telling children shouldn't listen


The republican tactic of obstruction is teaching our children that if you don't want someone to hear an idea you oppose, you yell and shout, rant and rave using phrases full of fear and name calling so a conversation is not possible. ...

Letter to the editor: Shrinking SS payments


Millions of older people face shrinking Social Security checks next year, trustees who oversee Social Security are projecting there won't be a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for the next two years. By law, Social Security benefits cannot go dow...

Staff Column: So much ado about such a small ado


While we have heard one big speech from the President this past week, I want to comment on the one he gave earlier in the week; the one that was supposed to be about students and their staying in school....

Rantings and Ravings


A teacher decided to have a tower building contest. She paired her students up in groups of two. Each student was given enough blocks to build a tower six feet high. The assignment was to build one ten feet tall tower between them. It would be ju...




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