As part of a Thanksgiving tradition, the staff of The Times newsroom would like to share with you those things for which we are thankful. We offer thanks for the following:
I was honored to serve eight years as a mayor of a township in western New York. With its location between Lakes Erie and Ontario, I would boast of the available water supply when promoting quality growth in the area.
Now that the 2007 city elections are done, it's not too early to remind ourselves that about a year from now, we're looking at The Big One. Next year's general election may set the course for our state and nation for years to come.
The push to maintain funding of state-provided health insurance for lower and middle income children has become yet another political hot potato in the nation's capital.
On Nov. 9, you published an article regarding Superintendent Steven Ballowe's response to an election mailer sent out by City Board of Education member-elect Sammy Smith. Mr. Ballowe expressed the opinion that the mailer was an attack on his leadership. To me, the mailer was not an attack, but a call for concern over some recent actions by the board that indicated a lack of common business sense.
I was pleased to see someone question the board's behavior, as Mr. Smith did in his mailer. I believe a prudent person looking at the district comparisons would come to ...
Far too many people (recently Joan King, in her column 6 Nov. 2007) try to link the ongoing drought in Georgia to "man-made global warming." This is exactly the wrong thing to do, because this drought is almost certainly a climatic reaction to the ongoing La Niña event. This is caused by the sea surface temperature in tropical Pacific waters being considerably cooler than average.
Joan King has once again penned her weekly diatribe about all that is wrong with the world and with the U.S. in particular.
The vision that Lessie and Charles Smithgall had back in 2001 is beginning to take shape. And it is nothing short of spectacular.
Tax cuts are like ice cream; we might all like different flavors, but it's all good. Which is why every politician with a hand to shake would love to promise free ice cream to everyone.
The time for action in solving the state's water crisis is long past. Now that we are mired in another serious drought that threatens the future of our water supply, it's time not for caution but for serious measures.