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daVinci system not all it’s cracked up to be

EDITOR: In regards to the “news release” in your paper recently publishes about the daVinci assisted robotic surgery system, there are some disadvantages the readers should know about and are not mentioned in the story. Maybe someone from your staff forgot to vet the article, and the following information is taken from Wikipedia. So there […]

No Comment / July 21, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Government regulations waste time and money

EDITOR: How often do we see, after 3 p.m. each day, a long line of cars trying to get onto Highway 50 off the East Bidwell on onramp only to have to wait for one car at a time to get onto a freeway that is often wide open and usually free of anything approaching […]

No Comment / July 21, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Employers catch a break, but what about the people?

After months of assuring the public that everything was right on track, the Obama administration turned 180 degrees this month and announced that it was suspending implementation of the “employer mandate” provision of the Affordable Care Act for a year. They should not stop there. The troublesome “individual mandate” should be suspended as well and […]

No Comment / July 21, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My turn: In defense of legal immigration

America is a nation of immigrants. We are all either immigrants ourselves or we are the sons and daughters of immigrants. America’s motto is “E Pluribus Unum” – from many, ONE. From many nations we have created one great nation – the American nation. There is only one way to accomplish this remarkable feat and […]

No Comment / July 21, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a care manager: I’m enrolled in Medicare. What comes next?

The last column introduced the types of insurance that an individual will apply for once he/she is 65 years old or has been disabled for two years. Although an individual may elect to retire and take his/her Social Security as early as 62 years old or as old as 70-plus years old, Medicare still is […]

No Comment / July 10, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Message from Utah

It’s time for my annual Utah trip messages again. I carry my “reporter notebook” with me and jot down signs and bumper stickers during our week’s stay in Utah, such as the following offerings: • “I took the road less traveled … now I’m lost.” • “I am not tailgating. I’m drafting.” • “Believe when […]

No Comment / July 05, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The interchange won’t destroy Clarksville

EDITOR:The Clarksville Region Historical Society is responding to the comments made by Sue Taylor at the Board of Supervisors meeting on June 25 concerning items 70 and 72 relating to the Silva Valley interchange. Sue Taylor has every right to voice her opinion on any issue as long as her information is correct. In this […]

4 Comments / July 05, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »