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Today's Opinions

  • What's not to like about a Princess Cruise?

    Let me be the first to admit I was not sure what to expect on our 10-night cruise aboard Coral Princess from Ft. Lauderdale to the Panama Canal and back.

    It had been more than 40 years since my wife and I had been on a cruise — and I really wasn’t sure I wanted to be on this one.

    However, am I ever glad that I went. I didn’t just like it. I loved it, and we’ve already signed up for another Princess Cruise.

  • What's not to like about a Princess Cruise?

    Let me be the first to admit I was not sure what to expect on our 10-night cruise aboard Coral Princess from Ft. Lauderdale to the Panama Canal and back.

    It had been more than 40 years since my wife and I had been on a cruise — and I really wasn’t sure I wanted to be on this one.

    However, am I ever glad that I went. I didn’t just like it. I loved it, and we’ve already signed up for another Princess Cruise.

  • What's not to like about a Princess Cruise?

    Let me be the first to admit I was not sure what to expect on our 10-night cruise aboard Coral Princess from Ft. Lauderdale to the Panama Canal and back.

    It had been more than 40 years since my wife and I had been on a cruise — and I really wasn’t sure I wanted to be on this one.

    However, am I ever glad that I went. I didn’t just like it. I loved it, and we’ve already signed up for another Princess Cruise.

  • What's not to like about a Princess Cruise?

    Let me be the first to admit I was not sure what to expect on our 10-night cruise aboard Coral Princess from Ft. Lauderdale to the Panama Canal and back.

    It had been more than 40 years since my wife and I had been on a cruise — and I really wasn’t sure I wanted to be on this one.

    However, am I ever glad that I went. I didn’t just like it. I loved it, and we’ve already signed up for another Princess Cruise.

  • No quit in her

    Have you ever met someone who literally does not quit? 

    As in, a person who doesn’t have the “quit” gene, so to speak.

    A person who sets her mind to doing something, and she’s going to do it no matter what gets in her way. No injury, obstacle, deadline or natural disaster is going to get in the way of accomplishing her goal.

  • No quit in her

    Have you ever met someone who literally does not quit? 

    As in, a person who doesn’t have the “quit” gene, so to speak.

    A person who sets her mind to doing something, and she’s going to do it no matter what gets in her way. No injury, obstacle, deadline or natural disaster is going to get in the way of accomplishing her goal.

  • Meth abuse rages on

    Across most of the U.S., states are struggling to quell a worsening opiate epidemic. While this is happening, one problem continues to rage on in states across the country.  

    NBC News reported on meth with some shocking results. Not only is meth, also known as ice, crank, speed, chalk and gak, the highly addictive and damaging drug is still a huge problem throughout the US According to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, in 2015 meth offenders made up the highest proportion of federal drug offenders in 27 states.  

  • What if everyone gives 5 percent?

    Imagine the difference we could make in the Marion County community if $490,000 in grants were available to our local nonprofit organizations each year. 

    In the next 10 years, nearly $196 million will transfer from one generation to the next in Marion County. That is just our piece of the $7.7 trillion transfer of wealth that will ripple through this country over the next decade.