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  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: HOT TOPICS, JANUARY 2010

    HOT TOPICS: January 2010

  • HOLIDAYS: JANUARY 2010

    2010 A.D.

    International Year of Biodiversity

    International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures

    National Bird-Feeding Months

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    JANUARY 2010

    MONTH:

    Be On-Purpose

    Birth Defects Preventions

    Book Blitz

    Blood Donor

    Careers In Cosmetology

    Celebration of Life

    Cervical Health Awareness

    Change Your Stars

    Clean Up Your Computer

    Family Fit Lifestyle

    Fiber Focus

    Financial Wellness

  • Developing budget first priority of legislators

    FRANKFORT ee" As you read this, the 2010 General Assembly Session has convened.

    It will be a 60-day session in which our first priority will be developing a budget under serious financial constraints.

    We will also be looking at pro-life legislation, legislative retirement reform, government transparency, allowing the people to decide on whether they would like to expand gambling, as well as other issues.

    It promises to be a busy session.

    We expect a budget shortfall of about $1 billion.

  • BBB Lists Top 10 Scams and Rip-Offs of 2009

    Better Business Bureau is releasing its list of the top 10 scams and ripoffs of 2009. Many scams sought to take advantage of people who were suffering under tough economic circumstances - like the unemployed. Additionally, the use of free-trial offers to lock consumers into recurring credit and debit card charges was widespread online.

  • Village tries to overcome case of H0H0 virus in time for big day

    NORTH POLE - A drastic change in the local celebration of this year’s Christmas holiday may occur due to an overwhelming pandemic in the North Pole area.

    Over 80 percent of Christmas Village residents have been identified as carriers of the novel H0H0 Reindeer Flu virus.

    Santa Claus, gift-giver to millions and Christmas Village spokesperson, said he indeed suffered from a newer strand of the virus, known as H0H0H0.

    “I keep sneezing,” he said. “I’ve wiped my nose so red it looks like a cherry.”

  • Hurry, hurry don't be late to file papers

    The deadline is approaching to those who wish to throw their hats into the political ring.

    The county clerk’s office will close at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Unless you plan on participating in select non-partisan races, your opportunity to join the process will be over.

    So many people will gripe about government but will fail to do anything about it. Some won’t even go to vote on election.

    The best way to be part of the solution is to be part of the system. However, that is not always possible for a person to do that.

  • New Year Baby Barr hopes you find something to believe in for 2010

    The holiday season is at the mid-way point.

    Christmas has come and gone and the New Year is quickly approaching.

    Since Santa Barr was rooted out of his normal newsprint space by the clever, but windy, Stephen Thomas, there were no “gifts” handed out to local officials.

    Instead, it will be New Year Baby Barr who will have to recap the past year and make a few resolutions for the upcoming year.

    Most should be taken with a proverbial grain of salt, although there are probably a few pieces of truth in many of them.

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