Opinion

Why was I not surprised to learn that so-called supermodel Tyra Banks had pulled the rug out from un

We should not forget that Banks gained her fame as one of those anorexic, nearly-nude lingerie models who made Victoria's Secret famous. She decided to transfer her extensive soft ...

Keep Auburn free of trash by using garbage cans

Maybe you have seen me. I walk each morning, for the past six years, with my four-legged friend, Annie. Occasionally we invite others to join us. We have noticed more and more tra ...

Homeless shelter may give residents a new start

Re "Auburn's homeless need a shelter for cold winters," Journal Dec. 4: I believe that Auburn needs a homeless shelter for the homeless because they have to live outside in the fr ...

'Splinter' parties historically have not been successful

OK, everybody register as an independent. Who will the candidates be? Who will support the campaign? If you have not been involved in the operation of a political campaign, you do ...

Keep the name of Auburn parade 'Festival of Lights'

Re "Hanukkah should not share its name with the lights parade," Journal Dec. 5: I think that the Festival of Lights parade should keep its name the way it is, for it has been that ...

Don't equate World War II with the war in Iraq

Once again, Dan Dove doesn't let facts get in the way of his political viewpoint, Journal Dec 8. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. The United States declared war on Jap ...

Family receives sympathy during bereavement

Bob Snyder mentioned a couple of admirable goals he has for the city after he was sworn in as Auburn's new mayor Monday night. But along with Snyder's stated goals of working on a ...

Let's do what we can to help Auburn's homeless

Teenagers shouldn't be out on the streets. The community is doing things to help, but not enough. Everyone should try and do more for these unfortunate kids. The less homeless peop ...

Teens Matter commended for turning down Tyra Banks

Re "Auburn teen group cancels TV spot," Journal Dec. 8: Our sincere congratulations to the Teens Matter Center and especially to Ashley Holland, Ryan Kimler, Lauren Forcella and Do ...

'Off Beat' adds a local 'flavor' to Journal pages

I was astounded and saddened by the letter John Sisson wrote about Penne Usher, Journal Dec. 7. The level of vitriol and anger was surprising, especially since it wasn't aimed at ...