Michael Schiavo should be left in peace

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Malcolm X used to speak of the need to get freedom “by any means necessary.” Apparently Gov. Jeb Bush feels the same about the need to get Michael Schiavo. Two weeks ago, Bush directed the state’s attorney to open an investigation into whether Schiavo delayed in calling paramedics when he […]

God plays big part in modern medicine

By Judy Brandon My sister Susie lives in Rochester, Minn., where she has made friends with a wonderful lady. While caroling two Christmases ago at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester with some other volunteers, Susie got coupled with Sister Dora, a 78-year-old Catholic nun who is also a nurse. The two soon became great friends […]

Schiavo political circus exercise in hypocrisy

By Leonard Pitts There were no network news bulletins when Sun Hudson died. No army of protesters keeping vigil outside the hospital, no statement from the president, no comment from the House majority leader. Instead, he died quietly, resting in his mother’s arms. This was on March 15. Had he lived 10 more days, Sun […]

Proof of humanity required in tech age

By Helena Rodriguez I had to provide proof the other day that I am a human being — and to a machine of all things. I was sending out e-mails for a class project to people — you know, those real-life, in the flesh-and-blood creatures that have overtaken this planet. Anyway, I was asking these […]

Increases in staff, payroll accompany expansion

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The expansion of Plains Regional Medical Center is showing additional benefits beyond adding in-house services such as a cancer treatment center, a rehab center and cardiac care. Thesix-year, $53.5-million project is also making a significant impact on the local economy and has aided in the recruitment of nearly a […]

Lots of good people doing good deeds

by David Stevens, Editor We have good news — a lot of nice people are running around in the world, based on recent requests for readers to tell us about random acts of kindness they’ve witnessed. Last Sunday, staff writer Ryan Lengerich put together a collection of stories detailing nice things people do for one […]

Troy’s honor should not need defense

By Mona Charen One of the great ironies of the past decade and a half is that the term “the politics of personal destruction” has come to be associated with what Republicans did to President Bill Clinton. Republicans have been known to go over the top now and then. But it is Democrats who have […]

Socialized health care not the answer

By Walter Williams Let’s start out by not quibbling with America’s socialists’ false claim that health-care service is a human right that people should have regardless of whether they can pay for it or not and that it should be free. Before we buy into this socialist agenda, we might check out just what happens […]

Kerry blundered in choosing VP candidate

CNJ Editorial Perhaps the job itself is not worth a bucket of warm spit, as one of FDR’s vice presidents, John Nance Garner, so famously said. But consider the vice presidents in the last half of the 20th century who went on to become president: Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush. In […]

Former CHS standout battling cancer

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Cisti Greenwalt (left) averaged 7.9 points and 5.7 rebounds a game last season before breaking her ankle late in the season. CNJ file photo. By Rick White Terri Greenwalt was on her way to the tanning bed when she got the call from her daughter Cisti. The news wasn’t good. Cisti, a forward for the […]