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Saturday, Apr 25, 2015

Opinion

A modern Samson’s riddle

As with everything involving Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to Congress has been duly dissected — lauded by some and demonized by others. If it went unwatched, unread, or unnoted, then the obtuse will one day...
Published: 04/03/15

Picking a purrfect pet

Looking at Sadie Girl, reclined on the chaise lounge, basking in the sun, I got a bit misty. Imagining her lonely beginnings waiting on someone to pick her, I was so glad no one had, because we became the fortunate recipients of this fine family pet....
Published: 04/02/15

Letters to the editor

Renewable energy
Published: 04/02/15

Cutting soda for Lent is not easy

As I have written about before, the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter are known as Lent in some denominations of the Christian faith. It is quite comical when I try to explain it to my friends who do not observe the practice, as their first qu...
Published: 04/01/15

Passing feel-good legislation does little to improve our lives

For centuries, our politicians have used smoke and mirrors to get us all worked up over little things so they can ignore the big things. It’s still alive and well, in Florida as well as every other state and at the federal level. One example i...
Published: 03/29/15

Letters to the editor

Doctors’ Day
Published: 03/29/15

Safe driving is no accident

Lately, pulling out onto U.S. 27, whether in Avon Park, Sebring or Lake Placid, has become a matter of putting your life on the line, trusting your survival to the whims and knee-jerk decisions of an army of fools....
Published: 03/29/15

Home is where the rent is free

At the tender age of eight, my daughter has become quite practical. She has recently been obsessed with planning her future. For some reason, she feels the pressure of time ticking away and has decided that she must get ready today. At this moment, s...
Published: 03/28/15

Migrant workers are required to make at least minimum wage

Highlands Today ran a feature story, “Life in the Camps,” on March 23, and while many aspects of the story accurately reflect how migrant workers generally enjoy their work and lives while being employed seasonally in Highlands County, ...
Published: 03/28/15

Letters to the editor

Reaching out
Published: 03/27/15