• Refocus the debate


  • Reflections on the track

        The greyhound dog track is no more. I don’t know whether to be relieved or sorry.
        I remember still summer nights when I could hear the dogs barking and the announcer’s voice. We could hear them all over the neighborhood. I sat with people on the Route 48 bus leaving downtown headed for the dog track. The people had racing forms spread out on their laps, and they religiously perused those forms as if the forms were a savior.

  • Hurt, anger aid divisions

    Re: “How insane is the Tea Party?” by Al Jacobson, July 4 edition.
        Mr. Jacobson’s article illustrates for me exactly why this country is so polarized at this point in time. His statements were inflammatory whether he intended that or not, just as his friends calling the Tea Party group “insane” set Mr. Jacobson on the defensive.

  • Big oil gets a bad rap

        In regards to the June 5 issue and the “Big Oil” editorial cartoon: I would like to know exactly what federal subsidies that Big Oil is getting.
        Do they get paid for not drilling? What taxpayer dollars are they raking in from the federal government? None, I think.

  • Hoopes for Adams County Commissioner

        As the time for the primary balloting draws near for Adams County candidates, I am writing to ask a special favor of my many Republican friends. Please mark your ballots for Kaarl Hoopes for District 1 Adams County Commissioner.

  • The Colonel kills the rainforest

        I have loved Kentucky Fried Chicken for more than 50 years now. However, I have learned the disturbing news that much of the material used to make KFC’s throw-away containers is obtained from rainforest trees, some of which are in critical areas. In effect, KFC supports the destruction of rainforest which not only acts as an oxygen-producer for us all, but which also is the habitat of critically endangered tigers in Indonesia.

  • Role models are everywhere

        I very much enjoyed the article that appeared recently in your paper regarding female role models written by Al Jacobson of Commerce City (“Role models shouldn’t be chosen by gender,” May 15). I was reminded that role models are everywhere and are sometimes found in the most unexpected places. I look forward to Mr. Jacobson’s future columns.
    Karen Hoopes

  • Jacobson reaffirms how I feel as a parent

        I was very much impressed by this article (Al Jacobson: “Role models shouldn’t be chosen by gender,” May 15). It made me feel like I was doing a good job as a parent.  Thank you for publishing Al Jacobson’s article. He has a wonderful way with words and he made me appreciate myself has a parent.  Please publish more by this man. He has a great outlook on our life and times.
        Thank you for your time and effort.

    Marcy Copeland

  • Graduation thanks

        On April 29, 19 teens from the community participated in the graduation ceremony of FRIENDS FIRST’s youth program (Quinceañera Program) at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

  • Cancer research study part of Relay for Life

        What if we could personally participate in research that might help determine factors that cause or prevent cancer? What if our involvement, and that research, ultimately leads to the elimination of cancer as a major health problem for this and future generations? What if we could make it so just one family never has to hear the words “you have cancer”?