May 4, 2010 — The Lassen County Arts Council and others in our community are trying to raise money to save the music programs at area schools. We’ve done it before, and I guess now we need to do it again.
One could easily surf the Internet and find all kinds of articles about how students, especially young students, benefit from musical education, so there’s no need for me to regurgitate all that stuff for you in this column. Type a few words in any search engine, and you’re there. But I can easily tell you about my experiences with music in school, and how they positively affected my young life.
April 20, 2010 — National media report Saturday mail delivery may go the way of the milk wagon, and that a wide majority of Americans think that’s OK.
Congress must act first, and that is not likely to happen soon. Some Congressional leaders worry about trimming mail service, even if only 35 percent of people surveyed by Gallup last summer disapprove.