Choose to eat nutritious foods

I applaud Maggie Swett for her letter to the editor about America’s obesity problem and school lunches (Reader Input, Dec. 22). Her statements are correct; however, they are in n ...

There are still good people

(I offer) heartfelt thanks to the generosity of a kind and trusting lady. I was in the Bel-Air store in Auburn on Dec. 11, doing some shopping, as my wife had just gotten home from ...

If we all gave a dollar or an hour

I think that over the holidays no matter what you celebrate, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, we should remember to give back to the society that gives everyone so much. Giving back t ...

Birthplace issue will not go away

I can’t begin to tell how many goofy e-mails I have received on the issue of the president’s birthplace. I must admit that I myself really do not know. So where does this go? I ...

Help children eat healthfully

I am a seventh grader at E.V. Cain Middle School in Auburn. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 17 percent of American children are obese. This is a growin ...

A made in China Merry Christmas

We are encouraged to shop Auburn so that our dollars stay in town and benefit the community. That is good in principle, but is very flawed considering how many of our stores’ alm ...

Grover Norquist calls GOP shots

GOP representatives appear to have blocked the payroll tax cuts proposed by the administration. Ninety-eight percent of GOP members of the House signed a pledge to Grover Norquist ...

Both payroll bills inherently deceptive

Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA) Tuesday (Dec. 20) delivered the following remarks on the House floor regarding the payroll tax legislation debate: “In all this debate, I fear b ...

Fraud guilty plea in Lincoln WECO aircraft repair case

One of six former employees of Lincoln’s WECO Aerospace Systems who prosecutors say needlessly took safety risks by making bogus airplane repairs has lodged a guilty plea. Anthon ...

Borrowing not the solution

The European financial crisis is in full swing and shows no signs of stopping. In the worst scenario, the economies of Greece and Italy will crash and cause a wide bank run which w ...

Reader backs Kansas teen

A Kansas teen recently posted a comment on twitter about Gov. Sam Brownback and has been targeted and demanded for an apology. It says right in the Constitution that any American ...

Goodbye Dorothy

We recently lost a dear lady to cancer. Her name is Dorothy Lock. She was a person with so much dignity in the face of her devastating illness. While she could still come to the ph ...

Use that gun safety

Re: “Dog steps on gun, shoots Utah hunter in buttocks,” (Journal, Nov. 30): While this story may seem hilarious, it really shows the disregard that people have today for gun sa ...

Barack Obama never properly vetted

Re: “Birthers on the wrong track,” Herb Tanimoto (Reader Input, Dec. 13): Herb’s understanding of political rhetoric is to use the word “hate” as much as he can because h ...

Halt Mexican drug cartels

Re: “Feds find 32 tons of pot in California border tunnel” (Journal, Dec. 1). With the confiscation of those 32 tons of marijuana I believe we need even more border security ag ...