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Today, Veterans Day, just out of curiosity, I took a walk around my neighborhood in Lake Haven Estates to see how many U.S. flags were being flown. I saw one Florida Gator flag, and four supposedly decorative flags so faded they looked like old dish rags. I passed 58 homes and counted a tota…

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Why the Roman Catholic Church can't fix its sexual abuse problem. Their main problem is between their ears. Sexual abuse may be a sin but it is also a crime. One can be forgiven under certain guidelines, but the crime requires a social remedy without time restraints.

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On this day of Nov. 9, 1989 the Berlin Wall opened up. Today I cannot help but think back to that day when I was a teacher at the John F. Kennedy School in Berlin. The Wall “came down.” I was on “It" that evening. What would have been “shoot to kill” orders just days before, if I had dared t…

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I will acknowledge and agree with two pieces published in the Nov. 14 Highlands News-Sun.

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I don't see what all the fuss is about when the law states that voting difference is below 1 percent that it is an automatic recount. It probably will come out the same but we should want what's right.

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Today, Veterans Day, just out of curiosity, I took a walk around my neighborhood in Lake Haven Estates to see how many U.S. flags were being flown. I saw one Florida Gator flag, and four supposedly decorative flags so faded they looked like old dish rags. I passed 58 homes and counted a tota…

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Why the Roman Catholic Church can't fix its sexual abuse problem. Their main problem is between their ears. Sexual abuse may be a sin but it is also a crime. One can be forgiven under certain guidelines, but the crime requires a social remedy without time restraints.

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On this day of Nov. 9, 1989 the Berlin Wall opened up. Today I cannot help but think back to that day when I was a teacher at the John F. Kennedy School in Berlin. The Wall “came down.” I was on “It" that evening. What would have been “shoot to kill” orders just days before, if I had dared t…

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According to a recent online article in Editor & Publisher, a Nielsen Scarborough study suggested “that in an average month, 169 million adults read a U.S. newspaper. They may be reading it in one or more iterations — in print, on the web, via a mobile app, courtesy of an e-newsletter or…

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The midterms provided a mixed blessing both for our state and the nation. Statewide, I would have hoped for some different results but I was especially happy that two of the proposed amendments passed: one restored felon voting rights and the other got rid of greyhound racing. The right to v…

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It may seem overly naïve and unrealistic, but during life and during this campaign I sometimes recall my father saying a simple thing: "There is always a right way and a wrong way."

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Has our local paper taken a turn to the left? Why is it running editorials from other papers insisting climate change is a problem we created, and we must fix?

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All the news of late has been politics and the election is of vital importance, but other items keep coming up that need attention.

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My friends and I were fortunate enough to see the opening of "Godspell" this past Friday night. We would like to highly recommend this play to everyone in Highlands County. For those who have never seen it, it is a musical based on the teachings of Jesus.

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I am very worried about our country's future.We have to the point where our president called Andrew Gillum a thief without any proof. Mr. Trump, please tell us what he stole.

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Vote Republican on Nov. 6th to keep America free because today’s “Democrat” party has been taken over by leftists who engage in synchronized “talking points,” chanting and totalitarian big lie tactics, stalking, harassing and doxing their opponents, and enforcing party discipline and party l…

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I wonder how many Florida voters who were here almost eight years ago remember the legal battle and scandal over Rick Scott's company involvement with that insurance fraud. Along with his personal wealth and his being able to take the fifth amendment, he was and I'll say able to buy his way …

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I requested a mail-in ballot from Highlands County. When it didn't come, I called and found someone had entered a fictitious address for my name in their data. I fixed that.

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