* I believe the fact that Juan Williams is an articulate black man on television is the reason he upsets so many people around here.
* Congratulations Charleston. Way to go. The Wednesday fireworks were spectacular and everyone seemed to enjoy them.
* I applaud Sen. Manchin for his support of background checks. He stands up for what is right and not what is popular.
* Bring back John Boy and Billy on 107.3's morning radio and get rid of these other guys.
* From one end of Delaware Avenue to the Kanawha Boulevard is nothing but a war zone. Why don't the police straighten that place up?
* People have different values and goals. I might not care to live ostentatiously because that isn't important to me, but it is important for me to help my children and grandchildren and see them enjoy some of it now.
* John Porter is doing a marvelous job on the gardening article in the Life section. He knows his stuff and I think the public can count on him for any gardening questions they may have.
* There is no criminal offense for using the "n" word.