April 24, 2014

Friday / Weekend Open Lines

This is Women’s History Month — a time to recognize the often overlooked vision, courage, and accomplishments of the nation’s women. One example is Mary Harris Jones, who brought the evils of child labor to national attention in the 1800s. Another is Grace Hopper, a long-serving naval officer who was a pioneer in computer programming. In recent years, women have excelled in educational attainment. In 1960, men received two-thirds of all college degrees. Today, nearly 23 million women hold bachelor’s degrees, while the figure for men is 20.5 million. Women also lead in master’s degrees with 9 million having that distinction. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at <www.census.gov>.

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  1. “Vance County Sheriff Peter White is suggesting residents arm themselves against a recent violent crime wave.”

    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9011624

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  2. prudence said on:

    Here’s a new approach–a Zoning sign on Graham Ave. just beyond intersection with Dabney Drive, indicates some builders want a special use permit for more apartments. Does anyone out there think Henderson is already teeming with apartments?

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  3. elmwood said on:

    More section 8 as is customary for Vance County housing

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  4. Publius said on:

    Re: Sheriff White warning citizens to arm themselves. I thought it was his and Sidwell’s job to do that. Maybe they can lend us their firearms. I think law enforcenent around here is a joke.

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  5. One Voice said on:

    The only joke around here is the court system. The police catch the crooks within a resonable time, they get thrown in jail; awaiting trail. 3 years later they go to court after the lawyers have got their money and the crook is set free for time already served. There is your breakdown of the system! Maybe Sheriff White is saying, “get a gun and take care of the problem right then and there”

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  6. mingo said on:

    One Voice is right. The system locally is broken, local elected judges seem to care more about the “system” than putting folks in jail. That is why Chief Sidwell takes those to Federal court if possible, where judges are appointed and dole out quick justice ( sentences).

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