Morrow County Sentinel- RSS OPINION Feed http://morrowcountysentinel.com/section/OPINION http://morrowcountysentinel.com/section/OPINION Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:07:55 EST 1800 Ensuring healthy pregnancies, healthy mothers and healthy babies http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152654266/Ensuring-healthy-pregnancies-healthy-mothers-and-healthy-babies Giving our children a healthy start in life begins with healthy pregnancies. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:06:19 EST Obama’s dangerous Middle East failure http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152654263/Obamas-dangerous-Middle-East-failure It is hard to put a good spin on the Obama administration's dealings in the Middle East. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:06:13 EST Crowdfunding and taxes: what you should know http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152654259/Crowdfunding-and-taxes:-what-you-should-know Crowdfunding – the online method of raising money from people around the world – is less than a decade old, allowing artists, activists and a growing number of entrepreneurs to connect with financial support far outside the conventional... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:01:16 EST The backpack adventures – an encounter with Old Blackie http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152631995/The-backpack-adventures--an-encounter-with-Old-Blackie Without doubt, my favorite Kentucky hiking haunt is a place called Cornett's Branch, located in Letcher County. You've probably not heard of Cornett's Branch nor of Linefork, the little used-to-be town where the branch trickles down... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:21:07 EST The story of Ann Hair http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152632106/The-story-of-Ann-Hair Ann Hair. They moved her name but not her bones and body. The bulldozers and builders came. They moved her name but not her bones and body. Ann Hair. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:16:10 EST Baseball, blue jeans and hammocks … yes, hammocks http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152632016/Baseball-blue-jeans-and-hammocks--yes-hammocks Just as baseball and blue jeans are synonymous with American tradition, one could argue that the hammock is just as big a part of our lore as the others. On any given day, there are roughly 5,800 searches for hammocks on the internet. That's a... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:41:08 EST Chow Line: Find ways to eat nuts without adding calories http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152625654/Chow-Line:-Find-ways-to-eat-nuts-without-adding-calories I've heard for a long time that eating nuts can be beneficial to your health. But nuts are also really high in calories. How much is enough? How much is too much? Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:16:07 EST Marijuana, scenarios change, try common sense http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152625661/Marijuana-scenarios-change-try-common-sense I've never smoked pot. Not once, nada…zero. I guess I must be missing out on something but I'm not sure what. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:41:08 EST Oil and gas exports: one policy change, many benefits http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152625648/Oil-and-gas-exports:-one-policy-change-many-benefits “Businesses that sell to foreign markets put more people to work in high-quality jobs, offering more Americans the chance to earn a decent wage,” claimed the Obama administration's Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in a March 18... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:21:11 EST The costliest EPA rule yet http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152617991/The-costliest-EPA-rule-yet A new proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency has already forced four major industrial projects worth $7 billion in new investment in the Baton Rouge area to be put on hold or redirected elsewhere. These potential investments would have... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:36:09 EST Chow Line: Beef lovers: How safe are your burgers? http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152617975/Chow-Line:-Beef-lovers:-How-safe-are-your-burgers If steaks are safe when cooked to 145 degrees F, why do hamburgers need to be cooked to 160 degrees? All the meat comes from the same cow, right? Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:31:09 EST Time to fight for freedom http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152617969/Time-to-fight-for-freedom Peter Frampton once asked in a time not too long ago, “Do you feel like we do?” While the context of this song that led the Frampton Comes Alive climb up the charts is different, it is a question that I often find myself... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:26:08 EST Obama’s FEMA puts climate ideology over saving lives http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152597624/Obamas-FEMA-puts-climate-ideology-over-saving-lives New Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rules on requirements for states to receive federal emergency preparedness dollars are being met with disbelief by many of the nation's governors. The new rule forces a state to include a... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:56:10 EST Cancer, it’s past time http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152597612/Cancer-its-past-time Cancer is one of the most feared words of all. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:51:10 EST How being mindful can benefit relationships http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152597578/How-being-mindful-can-benefit-relationships A friend has become a big believer in the power of mindfulness. Recently she said she thinks it has helped improve her marriage. I thought mindfulness was really just a new word for meditation. How can it help with relationships with other... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:46:09 EST Obama turns his back on the middle class with new methane emissions regulations http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152540484/Obama-turns-his-back-on-the-middle-class-with-new-methane-emissions-regulations In his State of the Union, President Barack Obama called on Congress to practice “middle-class economics,” by “unleashing new jobs,” “helping working families” and “building the most competitive economy... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:06:13 EST The backpack adventures – how it all began http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152539969/The-backpack-adventures--how-it-all-began I've carried a backpack when hiking for a very long time. Doing so, especially on short day hikes, may seem unnecessary, but each time I pause to retrieve something from a pouch or pocket of my pack I'm thankful to have brought it along. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:06:09 EST Healthy school food made from scratch http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152539870/Healthy-school-food-made-from-scratch It started in Judy Stewart's junior high health class. While discussing nutrition, Judy, Heminford's school nurse, heard lots of comments from students about wanting better, fresher food in the cafeteria. Judy is not the first educator to... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:01:05 EST Remembering the days of Swing http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/news-opinion_columns/152326449/Remembering-the-days-of-Swing I was browsing the Internet recently and found a page on “Sadie Hawkins Day,” which brought memories of Sadie Hawkins Day dances when I was in school. That was the opportunity then for the girl to ask a boy to the dance- (yes, things have... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:36:03 EST Stop ignoring sexual assaults http://morrowcountysentinel.com/news/opinion/152539502/Stop-ignoring-sexual-assaults The most common violent crime on many college campuses today is sexual assault.The scope of the problem can include everything from stalking to unwanted advances to rape — often at the hands of an acquaintance. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:06:21 EST