To the Editor: BG needs to follow state gun laws
Written by Doyle H. Phillips   
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:15
In the wake of the recent mass shooting/stabbing incident, the gun-ban fanatics have shifted into full assault mode, complete with prevaricating politicians and dissembling newshounds. Thank God they're not advocating that we ban knives, or we'd soon be cutting our meat with soup spoons!
Locally, our leading gun banners are in fine form. V.N. Krishnan surveys the gun laws of other countries and concludes our laws are too lax. You will notice he did not mention Mexico, a country with some of the strictest gun laws in the world, and one of the highest homicide rates in the world. Unfortunately, Mexican criminals being what they are, they stubbornly refuse to obey those laws. Darn 'em!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 11:23
To the Editor: Focus should be on non-violence
Written by V. N. Krishnan   
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:14
Guns or the right to have them are only needed to save lives except for those who wish to engage in the sport of hunting. Compare this with health care. It is needed only to save lives. Anyone would like to visit a doctor as a friend socially rather than in his office or hospital. In both cases without a single exception all over the world if we were to ask any human being anywhere in this  planet he or she would agree that the best course is to try as much as possible to adopt the axiom " prevention is better than cure." I would like any one to disprove this axiom.       
Yes, we are all to be blamed for not being able to prevent various forms of violence, including gun violence in our society. For this sole reason the ideas expressed by Dr. William Feeman in "Guns for everybody" (Opinion 5/28) have to be seriously contemplated.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 11:22
Editorial: Memorial Day not just a day off
Written by JAN LARSON MCLAUGHLIN, Sentinel-Tribune Editor   
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:38
Jan Larson McLaughlin
Monday, as Americans slept in, played catch, fired up the grill and squirted mustard on burgers, the meaning of Memorial Day for many had been diluted into a day of vacation and family gatherings.
Not that there is anything wrong with days off and cookouts.
But when Memorial Day was first recognized in 1868, it was done to honor those who had lost their lives in the Civil War. The war that divided the nation stretched across the four bloodiest years our country had seen before or since.
Joe Fawcett, the speaker at Bowling Green's Memorial Day program, told the crowd in Oak Grove Cemetery that the Civil War was "unlike any other." The death toll was staggering, with some estimates as high as 28 percent of the soldiers never making it home.
The Civil War touched every family in the nation - leaving many of them no longer whole when the war ended.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 10:05
To the Editor: Bipartisan legislation will help schools improve learning
Written by Brent Welker   
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:23
Last fall, State Senator Randy Gardner hosted a meeting for Northwest Ohio superintendents, treasurers and board members to discuss growing concerns about the negative impact of recently passed state laws on school operations.
The meeting featured local school leaders and representatives from major educational organizations.
Concerns ranging from the new cumbersome teacher evaluation system to the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee were discussed as well as possible remedies.
Leaders asked that planned online assessments be delayed until there was assurance that infrastructure was ready for full implementation.
If you have a child in school who took one or more pilot tests this spring, you probably already know there is still work to be done. Senator Gardner made no promises on an eventual outcome, but he did pledge action.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 10:04
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