Logan schools smart phone program worries parent

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Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia tgarcia@qcsunonline.com A parent is voicing concerns over the use of a smart phone system at Logan Schools. “I had no idea these phones were even being given to my son,” said Shayne McSmith of Nara Visa. McSmith said his son came home from school but instead of text books and [...]

Child Sense: Sun protection

Priscilla J. Dunstan Keeping our children free from sunburn can be a quite a task, but there are ways to make the process a little easier. If swimming or at the beach, use sun-protective t-shirts, shorts and rash guards. During the day, clothing should at least cover the shoulders – an area that can get [...]

Five-minute recipe to get thousands of Twitter followers for your business – But why do you want them?

Shelley Straitiff How many Followers do you have? Who cares? By the stacks of books and blog posts, obviously someone thinks the number means something. You can even sign up to get paid for tweets based on how many followers you have. That will soon be proven worthless. Social media needs to be about strategy [...]

NASCAR makes pit stop in corn field

Baxter Black NASCAR has announced an agreement with the National Corn Growers Association to begin using Ethanol 15, a greener fuel, manufactured from corn. Al Gore has just announced that ethanol for use in cars was not as good an idea as he thought. He must have bought some BP stock! It’s great news for [...]

Comments from the Canyon: Etiquette makes big difference in everyday interaction

Lynn Moncus Last week, one of the morning shows on television featured several segments about our limited use of good manners. According to their statistics, more than 60 percent of people today tend to forget to use those manners. One of the segments was devoted to the overuse of cellular telephones in public. The reporters [...]

Standards of grammar should be maintained

Lynn Moncus While reading a review of a new book about English grammar, I was taken back to the years during which grammar was stressed throughout our school years. We were corrected by all our teachers, whether or not they taught English. They just seemed to take pride in seeing that we learned to speak [...]

Information sharing should be part of policy

I mmigration activists are rightly starting to rethink their trust of the Obama administration. They have good reason: This administration has been more active in pursuing and deporting illegal residents than its immediate predecessors. Those advocates might, however, be a bit too sensitive about one recent development. People are voicing alarm that the government is [...]

At least my moustache is worth trading

By Baxter Black: On the edge of Common Sense As medical progress marches on, the use of transplants and body parts has become commonplace. Worldwide, from India to Italy, from Iran to Indiana, the surgeries are routine. According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. alone has 83,000 people on the waiting list for a [...]

Hard to stay current with gadgets

By Lynn Moncus Trying to keep up with almost anything in this computer age is impossible for some of us who should have been born at least a couple of centuries ago. No matter how hard we try, we can’t seem to understand how to use the various gadgets. In fact, many of us cannot [...]

Using clotheslines a matter of opinion

An item in a recent edition of The New York Times caught the eye and caused a momentary pause. In some areas of our country, hanging clothes on clotheslines in the yards has been outlawed. Some communities simply wrote those lines out of existence and would not permit their use. Some realtors even reported the [...]