Aug. 23, 2011 — Recently, the board of Supervisors has been tackling a bevy of issues that has been distracting the elected body from doing the work constituents elected it to do.
It is not unusual for a new member of an elected body to have the drive and excitement when he or she sees a problem for the first time and wants to tackle it head on. What is disconcerting is when the elected supervisor thinks he is the only one who can fix a problem that has too many ifs, ands and buts to it by chastising his fellow board members or taking on the issue single-handedly.
Aug. 16, 2011 — As we approach the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, we are reminded not only how resilient Americans are, but also how al Qaeda has opened our eyes to the realization that its objective is to destroy the United States.
That fateful day shook all Americans to their very core and just as older citizens can remember where they were when President John F. Kennedy was shot and how they felt when they heard the news, we can remember where we were and how we felt when the attack on America began. We can remember when the first plane hit the first Twin Tower in New York City, then the second. We remember how we felt when the Pentagon got hit and when the plane crashed in the Pennsylvania field.