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An offering of thanks to my mother

Life begets stress.

We all find those things than can quicken the pulse throughout the basic elements of living our lives. Relationships, family, work, war in the Middle East, rising gas and electricity prices ... the very practice of going through life’s peaks and valleys is probably the most stressful thing many of us can do to ourselves.

Letters - May 12, 2006

CBS leader addresses state lawmakers
Editor’s note: The following open letter was addressed to the Delaware State Senate and House of Representatives, and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

Dear Legislators,

1. We ask you to support House Bill 170 to add two at-large members to Sussex County Council.

By the people, for the people

There are those instances where the democratic process works out just fine. Take the past week in this area, for instance.

Value in embracing diversity

Civil-rights activist and Navy sonar technician Lanier Phillips reminded students in Selbyville recently about the struggles of African-Americans to receive equal treatment in this country during its turbulent past and even today. Phillips’ story was so inspiring to the students that they invited him to come visit and talk to them.

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Jamboree organizer offers thanks
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Tricky situation has but one cold fact

It is against the law to be in this country illegally.

Wow, one neat little sentence made my whole argument for me this week. I guess I can go home now. You all have been great. Enjoy your Easter and don’t forget to tip your bartender.

Well, on second thought, I guess I could go a little deeper into this line of thought.

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Bank staff appreciative of police, others
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Elections spring into the limelight

The changing of the seasons is full upon us, and with that change brings warmer weather, loads of pollen and a few intriguing local elections.

Another cash-grab for the county

In the latest of obvious money-motivated decisions, Sussex County Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to approve a bonus-density-for-cash program — a cluster-oriented program that allows for up to four units an acre on AR-1 lands, provided the developer pays a fee between $15,000 and $20,000.

A little thanking for some spanking

A proposed bill in the state house would allow each school district to choose whether or not it would like to instill corporal punishment in its schools. If a district decided to enact the right, parents would then have to give permission for their children to receive discipline by way of the paddle. Wow, all this talk of heiney-targeted discipline makes me nostalgic.

Letters - April 7, 2006

Chamber asks state to allocate funds for Rt. 26
Editor’s note: The following open letter was addressed to the members the state legislature’s Bond Bill Committee and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

I’m writing on behalf of the Board of Directors and the more than 800 members of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.

New season, new faces in area

As March leaves us through the back door, April comes sauntering in through the front — armed with a bouquet of flowers and a smile of optimism.

March angst brings April hope

And I thought having St. Patrick’s Day fall on a Friday was the coolest thing ever ...

Letters - March 31, 2006

Local emergency teams do great job
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March angst brings April hope

And I thought having St. Patrick’s Day fall on a Friday was the coolest thing ever ...

Letters - March 24, 2006

Local emergency teams do great job
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EDITORIAL: New season, new faces in area

As March leaves us through the back door, April comes sauntering in through the front — armed with a bouquet of flowers and a smile of optimism.

Beebe purchase a reason to smile

Though the ultimate purpose and design of the facilities are still in doubt, news that Beebe Medical Center recently purchased a 10-acre parcel in Clarksville is still plenty of cause for celebration and optimism.

We are all indeed Irish today

Two full days of doing nothing but lying on my couch and watching the Cartoon Network with a steady stream of sweat cascading down my face. Two days of alternating between restless naps and dazed stumbles to the facilities. Two days.

There is glory in this.

Letters - March 17, 2006

Finance committee supports police
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In regards to the report concerning the financial committee meeting, I want to clarify my comments regarding the pay raise issue.

EDITORIAL: Election season slow to start

The elections for the Indian River School District School Board and some local town councils are beginning to take form, and the 2006 election season promises to be full of at least some level of intrigue. But some of the most prominent positions up for election later this year have seen little to no action up to this point.

Not responding well to nature

It’s been said that a wise man knows his limitations. While not quite ready to claim any discernible level of wisdom, I will say that I am well aware of many of my own limitations.

For instance, I am a giant wuss.

Letters - March 3, 2006

Failed leadership on the IRSD School Board
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Letters - February 24, 2006

Representative says health care needs help
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There are few issues facing our state as pressing or serious as affordable health care. Fortunately, most people in our state are covered by health insurance plans provided by their employers.

Not the time now to change plans

The bids for the job have been presented and the financing decided. It would seem that all is a “go” for the new Ocean View police station.

Well, maybe.

At last, a little comfort for Whites

My father is a man who finds satisfaction through the joys of repetition. Specifically, he seems to gather solace through repeating the same quotes over and over again — either to stress the significance of his message to the recipient, or to just strengthen his belief in the words he regurgitates.

Energy prices are a quick hit

If there’s one topic that’s been getting attention throughout the state lately, it’s the announcement by Delmarva Power that it is planning to implement a 59 percent increase in rates this May. We’re only going to add to that conversation today.

It's always a matter of timing

You want to know what stinks? I’ll tell you what stinks: Vice President Dick Cheney shoots a lawyer, and it happens over a weekend. That’s what stinks.

Letters - February 17, 2006

Helping our neighbors is truly a noble thing
Editor’s note: The following letter was received in response to a letter that appeared in the Feb. 10 issue of the Coastal Point.

A different Super Bowl look

Wow. The Rolling Stones have certainly gotten old.

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