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Today's Opinions

  • Christmas items stolen

    Editor:

    On New Year’s Day someone took a plastic Santa Claus and a candy cane out of my yard. I would like to say thank you for allowing it to stay in my yard over the Christmas Holidays. The children in the neighborhood really enjoyed walking through the yard and looking at the different items.

  • Next Tuesday a truly historic day

    Regardless of whether you are a Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, black, white or Hispanic, you have to admit that the inauguration on Tuesday is a historic day for the United States.

    When Sen. Barack Obama takes the oath as president of the United States, it will mark a major diversity breakthrough for our country.

    And hopefully, after he’s in office for a little while, his race will be forgotten and his policies will be the thing that gets scrutinized the most.

  • Make 2009 a year of helping

    his week we’re concluding the “holidays,” as Christmas and New Year’s have slipped by and we are entering into 2009. The Christmas decorations are being taken down and schools and clubs are resuming their normal schedules.

    But this is a different year. We’ve heard nothing but gloom and doom predictions.

    There are ways, though, for people to cope, mainly by helping others. Read on:

    ‘Twas the week after Christmas

    And all through the town

    Decorations and trees

    Were all coming down.

  • O.J. goes to jail, amid the ads

    Last Friday I was home, getting psyched up for covering a basketball game that night, and ESPN, my usual TV station, was babbling about putting the O.J. Simpson sentencing on live at noon.

    So I made sure I was paying attention, and there was a lot of talk as the court procedure was getting under way in the background.

    I went to Headline News and found more talk.

  • Principal will be missed

    Random thoughts while driving through the fog (not in a fog):

    NEW PRINCIPAL: John Lott will take over the administration of Williston High School when Mike DeLucas leaves after this week.

    Our dealings here at the paper with DeLucas have always been good, and we wish him well in his new endeavor at the Florida Virtual School.

    I confess I didn’t know much about the Virtual School until I talked with DeLucas last week. I started checking up on it and it’s amazing how many students across Florida are taking part in this service.

  • Principal says farewell

    Editor:

    It has been my pleasure to serve as Principal at Williston High School and Assistant Principal at Joyce Bullock Elementary School for the past seven years. I have always appreciated the support of this community for all four Williston schools.

    Since announcing my resignation last week, I have received numerous congratulatory phone calls, emails, cards and personal visits. I have been overwhelmed by the warm wishes and sincere gratitude. Thank you.

  • Proud of Williston on Friday night

    Editor:

    I simply cannot resist the desire to express my feelings about the recent Light Up Williston parade and ceremony. I have never been as proud to be a Willistonian as I was on Friday evening. I could not help but think about all of the little things that had to come together to make that all happen and for a parade that almost didn’t happen, what I saw was fantastic.

    It is a real tribute to a community that knows a good thing; gets into it; and goes out of its say to participate, if only to watch the parade. Way to go, Williston.

  • Few seem to recall JFK's death

    Last weekend while dial-doodling around by TV, I came across a fascinating story called "The Search for John Wilkes Booth," about the manhunt for Lincoln's assassin. There's been a lot of Civil War stuff on for some reason, and this one was pretty good.

    But what I was looking for was some material on an assassination anniversary that's coming up, and I couldn't find a whole lot on the channels.

    Saturday is the 45th anniversary of the killing of President John F. Kennedy.

    This weekend is another big 45th anniversary for me, but more on that later.