DL News Staff
Most of you are probably aware of Jason's struggles over the past six years or so. All the ups and downs and pain. Today, though, and in the days to come, I would like everyone to try to put aside those last hard years and remember the 30 years that preceded it and all the good times. And there were many, and the fleeting moments over the last years when Jason, our Jason, would come shining through to us.
Am I missing something? Some citizens want to decriminalize marijuana so it will be available without penalty. Don't people smoke marijuana? Will it be OK to smoke marijuana but not cigarettes? From what I have heard marijuana has more harmful ingredients than cigarettes? Maybe the smoke is cleaner? Will someone enlighten me, or are our priorities goofed up?
The Somali pirates continue to wreak havoc on commercial shipping off the coast of Africa. There are about 20 ships with over 300 hundred hostages currently being held by the pirates for ransom. Action has to be taken to combat the pirates. Shipping companies should place heavily armed professional guards on ships with shoot to kill orders. All countries with commercial ships traversing the African shipping lanes should provide naval warships to protect shipping and provide convoy escort duty just like they did during WWII.
For several months now I have been contemplating writing a letter regarding issues relating to the Frazee/Vergas School District. However, every time I get ready to write, another issue rears it's ugly head, so I sit and wait just to see what happens next. However, it has now become apparent that I can't wait any longer. I want answers to some pressing questions. For quite a few months now, Superintendent Stender has been telling everyone that he wants the Frazee school system to be a beacon to all of the other districts around. I think that you may have gotten your wish, Mr.
This past February and March the Boys & Girls Club held its two biggest fundraising events to support the programs we provide to our community youth. Again, this community and the surrounding communities came forward in record numbers to show their support. One of our volunteers put it best when he stated that, "each person can feel proud of the culture within our community." That culture is one of giving of time, talent and treasure to worthy causes within our community. This was never more evident than during our two most recent events.
After spending the last few days in Minot, N.D. accompanying my wife at a craft show, I was catching up on my mail and newspapers early Sunday morning. Although I had only been awake a few minutes, my eyes popped open when I read that, "fish are not safe for consumption" in a letter to the editor. As I was thinking of how I was going to express my disgust with my own first ever letter to the editor, I glanced to the top of the page and saw I was reading the April 1 edition, and had to admit, you got me.
In Post-Christian America, many of us will be observing what has long been regarded as Holy Week.
Last week, Rep.
With "hate crime" legislation coming before Congress again, we should take a look at this issue to make sure we understand what it involves. What makes a "hate crime" different from other crimes? The proposed "hate crime" legislation seeks to judge the "evil" of a crime based on who committed the crime and who was the victim, rather than the nature of the crime itself. This divides people in to classes of those protected under hate crime law and those who are not.
This letter is in regard to the article by BTD plant president Paul Gintner regarding the layoff of 28 workers. He stated that the layoff wasn't sudden and that we knew all about it. I was one of the 28. Here is what really happened. I came to work on Feb. 16 like always. I was told when I came in to go upstairs to the meeting room. There was other people there too, no one knowing why we were there. Management then told us we were being let go with one weeks pay as severance pay. We signed papers and then were told they wanted us all out of the plant right away.