Sunday, Jan 25, 2015


It’s doubtful that the world will be prepared for the next pandemic

If we learned anything about the recent Ebola outbreak in Africa, it’s that we - as a world community - were unprepared and the result could have been much more catastrophic than it turned out.
Published: 01/25/15

Aviation expo continues to grow every year

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo is making a name for itself across the globe and here in the United States. It’s the perfect expo for our city and county, and it’s starting to pay off in many ways.
Published: 01/18/15

Harvard's dean has good reason to visit Florida's heartland

Most people accept that a college degree can significantly increase your lifetime earning potential, but increasing rates of college attainment also brings local, regional and even national economic benefits. However, in rural and often low-income sc...
Published: 01/14/15
Updated: 01/16/15

Rules for the new snowbird

First off you need to know that we are very happy to have you here in Highlands County. If this is your first time, or you just need an update about Highlands County, here are a few things you need to know. Keep in mind that some of them are tongue a...
Published: 01/16/15

To live and to die

If I have learned anything in this marvelous episode called life, it is that it is totally unpredictable. There are days of pure joy and nights of pure dread. These past couple of years have been among the most painful, trying; yet, instructive years...
Published: 01/17/15

Religious extremism is causing our world to burn

Most of the world watched in disbelief as terrorists murdered journalists and cartoonists at a French satirical magazine last week. The horror of the killings, as well as the message it sent about free expression of ideals, left the civilized world r...
Published: 01/11/15

Will a Clinton or Bush be our next president ... again?

Time to break out the old sayings, it appears. “What’s old is new again.” “What comes around goes around.” “History repeats itself.” The same thing appears to be shaping up in the 2016 presidential rac...
Published: 01/04/15

Regaining public trust seems like an impossible task

It’s sad that trust is waning between so many people these days, but that’s the main theme in this Sunday’s front-page feature. Americans just don’t believe much of anything anymore, and we’re worse off because of i...
Published: 12/28/14

Cuban policy is destined to change

Recent changes in our country’s relationship with Cuba have brought about some strange but interesting happenings in the Republican Party. It’s strange because what seems logical for Republicans would be to oppose anything President Oba...
Updated: 1 months ago


The level of cowardice shown by Taliban fighters who slaughtered 141 people at a school Tuesday demonstrates the kind of animals they are and always have been. Most of those killed and wounded were children.
Updated: 1 months ago

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