Local Editor Ron Kremer email@example.com
10:54 pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
10:58 pm on Saturday, May 11, 2013
This is what happens when 10% of the registered voters show up at the polls on Election Day. If you didn't vote, you've got no right to complain. And if you didn't see this coming, what with all of the pre-election shenanigans getting real, qualified people throw off the ballot (not just the Park board but the Library board as well), then you're awfully naive. Want change? Show up at the meetings and let your voices be heard.
9:47 am on Wednesday, April 3, 2013
So many Bible readers here. In Jesus' day, it was the Pharisees who were quoting Biblical law all of the time, and we all know how much Jesus thought thought of the Pharisees. In their zeal to follow all 615 commandments, they were missing the over-arcing message of Scripture–love. In the early days of Christianity, circumcision was still the law, but they adapted when the Message was taken to the Gentiles. Likewise with the dietary laws. Jesus himself spoke out loudly against divorce. Should we also, as a society, not allow divorce or disallow rights to divorcees? Wait, we've already been there, and we've evolved beyond that. There was a time when our lawmakers used the Bible to justify slavery, that those of other races were inferior to the white race. I believe we've evolved beyond that as well.
Why is it so hard for some people to accept that two people of the same sex can love each other and have a committed relationship, and as such be afforded the same rights–like hospital visitation, spousal health benefits, inheritance of property, etc.–as traditional couples? To the naysayers: how does this harm you personally? Also, why can you accept the "sin" of divorce, but not the "sin" of homosexuality?
'Do not judge so that you will not be judged.'
Jesus only asked two things of us: love God, love our neighbor. He also said getting into heaven is hard. By our words and actions, we tend to be like the Pharisees rather than followers of Jesus, despite our intentions.
6:23 pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2013
@ghost town2: no problem with wanting your voice heard. Just make sure the decisions you make in the voting booth are made on accurate information. To add to Ingrid's comments above, there aren't many who have been a bigger proponent or who have done more behind the scenes work to ensure various aspects of Homecoming Weekend are a success than Michael. I can assure you, knowing him as well as I do and for as long as I have, that Michael Lambert would be the last person in this town to ever want to see Homecoming come to an end. If you're hearing differently, you're being lied to, which wouldn't surprise me at this time of the year.
9:02 am on Thursday, March 21, 2013
I think it's a shame that the current board members don't think the voters are important enough to respond to a local media survey, especially when the local media is as widely-read and as interactive as The Patch. Sorry, but if you want my vote, you're gonna have to sell yourself–and the status quo of this village isn't a good place to start. (Especially not as I've just found out that the downtown dry cleaner closed-up shop at the end of February–add that to the list of empty storefronts).
12:17 am on Thursday, March 21, 2013
Just what we need, more distracted drivers in this area.
12:11 am on Thursday, March 21, 2013
I wonder if these guys might also be responsible for an incident a few months ago about a block away at Claremont and Cornelia (also in broad daylight)?
10:23 am on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Here's an idea: how about enforcing the 20mph school speed zone in this area. How about flashing yellow lights to make drivers aware of the presence of kids (and the 20mph zone). And lastly, how about getting these kids to cross AT CROSSINGS rather than running in between cars and and all over the road as they do now–which is the reason the two girls got hit last school year. Building an island at Cornelia won't prevent anything, all the lunch stops are closer to Addison. Waste of money.
9:09 am on Monday, March 4, 2013
I agree there's a fine line between reporting a story and beating it to death (compare Hosey's work on the Peterson story, for example). However, in this age of new media, it's all about generating page clicks (and here we all are) and Joe wouldn't be doing his job , ensuring his media outlets survival as well as his own, if he didn't write stories keeping that underlying thought in mind. Like it or not, it's 21st C. journalism.
2:41 pm on Friday, March 1, 2013
Nice going Judge Kinney. Allow the prosecution to poison the jury pool first, THEN impose the gag order. And the string of fair trials in Will Co. continues...
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