Letters to the editor 12/31/13

RECLAIMING JESUS AS A JEW In reply to Stuart Schakett (letter, Dec. 28), the problem is not the Bible as interpeted in its Hebraic context. The problem lies with modern interpetation using denominational bias. The problem is not Jesus, as he certainly did exist, being mentioned...

Santa’s reindeer: male or female?

Are Santa’s reindeer unafraid to ask for directions? “Santa’s reindeer are really females,” said Alice Blue-McLendon, a Texas A&M veterinary medicine professor specializing in deer. The presence of antlers is her primary evidence. She explains that...

Letters to the Editor 12-28-13

FARMERS CONTRIBUTING TO FLOODING I was pleased to see James Miller’s letter (Dec. 26). Like him, I have been concerned about the value of dredging the Blanchard River. Coincidentally, only yesterday, using a different set of assumptions and (rough) estimates than Mr. Miller...

Christmas story

The Birth of Jesus At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. 2 This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. 4 And...

Letters to the Editor 12-31-13

THE RIGHT TO DISAGREE I miss the days when people who had differences of opinion used logic and reasoning instead of name calling. I guess debate skills have been lost, probably because of schools cutting costs by eliminating teaching these skills. The standard method of...

Pesticide training ahead for farmers

Farming is a yearlong activity and even though we approach Christmas and the holiday season, certain activities still have to be done before taking time off. Farmers also have to deal with the Grinch. This year, the Grinch was the notice of the need to renew their private...

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DREDGING NOT THE SOLUTION Dredging might have helped this week’s flood a little, but please don’t think of dredging as the solution to all flooding problems. A graph of the flow (on right) and depth (on left) data for the Blanchard River can be found at...

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JUST ONE QUESTION Dear Rep. Robert Latta, I had the privilege of shaking your father’s hand at my graduation ceremony at Elmwood High School in 1965. He thanked me for enlisting in the Marine Corps, “especially knowing you are going to Vietnam, to fight for freedom...

Why the different types of asphalt?

Q: Why were so many different types of asphalt used on Hancock County 236 this summer? — Jack Grant, Findlay. A: Although a county road, Findlay did this work, which was dictated by the condition of the pavement and its “subgrade,” said Paul E. Schmelzer, city...

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