Madison Press- RSS OPINION Feed http://madison-press.com/section/OPINION http://madison-press.com/section/OPINION Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:48:23 EST 1800 Focus on what causes most foodborne illness http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns-WK_Food/152361026/Focus-on-what-causes-most-foodborne-illness What foods are most problematic when it comes to foodborne illness? Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:21:35 EST Mom stuffs pork roast for Easter http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns-WK_Food/152570306/Mom-stuffs-pork-roast-for-Easter My mother loved to cook and she was very good at it. When I was a child, we ate home-cooked meals nearly all the time. In fact, I thought it was a real treat to have frozen TV dinners. When mother and daddy went out for dinner with friends, it seemed... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:51:31 EST Gloria’s matrimonial memories serves up Amish wedding salad http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns-WK_Food/152550183/Glorias-matrimonial-memories-serves-up-Amish-wedding-salad Dear friends both far and wide:Would you join me for a moment as I step back several years and relive some of the most treasured memories of my life? Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:46:31 EST Readiness is everyone’s job http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152594757/Readiness-is-everyones-job Before Sept. 11, 2001, most of us counted on organizations such as law enforcement, fire departments, Red Cross, and emergency medical services for emergency response. They are the trained experts who help us during most disasters such as floods,... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:36:36 EST Assault remains an issue on campus http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/152554893/Assault-remains-an-issue-on-campus 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. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:36:32 EST It was lights out at the old ballgame http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152524733/It-was-lights-out-at-the-old-ballgame Someone yelling, “Let's play ball,” officially announces spring. Springtime and baseball seem to go together, as if God created springtime just for the national pastime. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:56:31 EST Craft a brewery for Madison County http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152563001/Craft-a-brewery-for-Madison-County I've been a beer drinker since before I was “legal.” Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:36:36 EST The Gospel of Judas http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152524658/The-Gospel-of-Judas The third episode of “Finding Jesus” on CNN discusses the “Gospel of Judas.” After posing questions about our understanding of Judas, it concludes that the “gospel” is really a denunciation of early church... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:36:31 EST Is your church growing or in decline? http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/152570046/Is-your-church-growing-or-in-decline We recently started a study at our church called, “Autopsy of a Deceased Church.” To me, the title was interesting so I picked the book up and started reading it. After only a chapter or two, I realized that this information needed to be... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:31:49 EST Doing business with your local farmer http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152547464/Doing-business-with-your-local-farmer When you have forward-thinking producers along with good soil and climate, a good location and infrastructure, sound regulations, along with research and education, good things are bound to happen. This balance has led to Ohio's wildly... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:31:31 EST 100 years ago with Charlie Miller http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/152064632/100-years-ago-with-Charlie-Miller March 26, 1915Madison County Democrat — Mrs. George Mitchell very pleasantly entertained the Married Ladies Embroidery Club at her home on Tuesday afternoon. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:31:35 EST Being an artist http://madison-press.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/152544758/Being-an-artist I enjoy being an artist. It is a gift but not in the way you might think. Most people think artists are great creators and some are, that is true. This would greatly diminish the number who could think of themselves as an artist. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:31:33 EST What makes a ‘real woman’ http://madison-press.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152501258/What-makes-a-real-woman I am an unreal woman, evidently. A fake, a fraud, an alien-woman of sorts. At least that's what I keep hearing and reading. Because evidently, real women have “curves,” “back fat,” “bass” and... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:31:31 EST The time for real charter school reform is now http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/152512186/The-time-for-real-charter-school-reform-is-now This is a moment of rare opportunity in Ohio politics. Everyone — Republicans and Democrats, Gov. John Kasich, strong advocates for public schools and supporters of school choice – agrees that Ohio's charter schools need... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:16:33 EST Bumpy road to buying a cheap car http://madison-press.com/news/opinion/152476017/Bumpy-road-to-buying-a-cheap-car It's difficult to explain the emotional experience of buying a used car. The process is much like a recipe — a little of this, a little of that, a dash of despair, bitterness to taste, a pinch of adrenaline and a few generous measures of... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:06:32 EST Letter: Portman needed to sign Iran letter http://madison-press.com/news/letters-opinion/152508953/Portman-needed-to-sign-Iran-letter Dear Editor, Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:31:31 EST Editorial: Ohio residents’ right to know upheld in court http://madison-press.com/news/editorial-opinion/152476111/Ohio-residents-right-to-know-upheld-in-court The public's right to know in Ohio gained a victory Thursday.The Ohio Supreme Court ruled in a 6-4 decision that law enforcement must release tapes when a 911 operator calls a number back after a disconnected caller. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 02:01:31 EST Winter is for the birds http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns-WK_Food/152395020/Winter-is-for-the-birds Winter gave us some great late-season fun. Overall, our winter was certainly much milder than a year ago. Daughter Julia had been waiting all winter for a bunch of snow to go sledding and build a snowman, but she had to wait until the end of... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:31:41 EST Mom uses good wine to the last drop http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns-WK_Food/152442962/Mom-uses-good-wine-to-the-last-drop There's a cartoon character with whom a lot of us identify — she's “of a certain age,” grumpy a lot of the time, and has an opinion about everything. Her trademark curly grey hair looks wild. She has a stoic little dog... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:31:40 EST Find ways to eat nuts without adding calories http://madison-press.com/news/opinion_columns-WK_Food/152361072/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? Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:31:38 EST