September 16, 2010
Dear Editor, I would like to express my gratitude to The Advocate-Messenger for publishing Kathleen Parker’s “Letter to the Muslim World” in Sunday’s paper. Judging by some of the letters which appear on this page, I suspect some of my fellow citizens will not agree with me or with Ms. Parker. But I am heartened by Ms. Parker’s belief and by my own hope that the majority of American citizens recognize that, despite the pain, fear and confusion we all experience as a result of the terrorist attack of Sept.
October 14, 2007
Dear Editor, In reply to my letter in The Kentucky Advocate concerning Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's invitation to speak at Columbia University, Ross Johnson's closing sentence highlights the very essence of the point I was making. His statement, "We at Columbia had the emotional and intellectual temerity to pursue the truth. I only hope that next time, Mr. Waskom, you too will find that truth," speaks volumes about the avenue of pursuit employed by the university. If they didn't already know the "truth" about this dictator and what he stands for, then I doubt that they know the difference between truth and indoctrination.
April 8, 2008
Dear Editor, Let's talk presidential politics. Who might be the possible running mates? How about McCain-Lieberman, two white male senior senators representing the "Good Old Party Republicans," versus Clinton-Edwards, a white female senior senator and a white male ex-senator; or Obama-Richardson, a black male junior senator and a Hispanic male senior governor on the liberal Democratic side? And what if an experienced black female and young Asian male come out for the Independents?
May 6, 2007
Dear Editor, Today, Thursday, May 3, I attended the 56th Annual National Day of Prayer service. I did not realize that it was the 56th Annual National Day of "Christian" Prayer service. In a world of tragic division and mistrust, I was saddened to have missed an opportunity for us to reach out and embrace friends of all faiths. I will personally continue to pray for unity, compassion, hope and peace for all of God's children. Roz Heise Danville
February 19, 2006
Voices of Diversity will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday in Newlin Hall at Centre College. The concert is free. The assemblage includes the Kentucky State University Concert Choir, Centre Singers, and groups from Danville High School, Boyle County High School, Harrodsburg High School and Kentucky School for the Deaf. It is under the directorship of KSU's Carl Smith. The program includes songs such as John Leavitt's "Festival Sanctus," Stacey Gibbs' "See Dat Babe," Joseph Hayden's "Kyrie," Robert Morris' "Fix Me, Jesus," Antonnio Estevez's "Mata Del Anima Sola," and Mozart's "Dies Irae.
February 22, 2006
Voices of Diversity will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday in Newlin Hall at Centre College. The concert is free. The assemblage includes the Kentucky State University Concert Choir, Centre Singers, and groups from Danville High School, Boyle County High School, Harrodburg High School, and Kentucky School for the Deaf. It is under the directorship of Carl Smith of Kentucky State University. The concert is sponsored by Citizens Concerned for Human Relations, DHS, the Kentucky Arts Council, West T. Hill Community Theatre and Centre College.
April 29, 2004
Through a grant from R.R. Donnelley and Sons Inc., of Danville, 15 additional multicultural dolls are being purchased to support the diversity awareness education provided to 3 and 4-year-old students enrolled in the Boyle County schools preschool program. Cherie Hall, Donnelley human resource training specialist, and Kim Black, manufacturing supervisor, recently visited the Junction City Elementary preschool classroom of Susan Petitt to observe students with the dolls. "Multi-cultural dolls, which reflect various races, ages, abilities and careers, are used in dramatic play," said preschool Director Kristi Waters, who requested the funding from R.R. Donnelley.
August 10, 2007
The future of democracy depends on the quality of our collective decisions. Some people believe experts make better decisions than groups, and they conclude we should defer to the expert's judgment. If you ask most people, they would say groups of experts are likely to make better decisions than random groups of people. The intuition is clear; people with more expertise should make better decisions. This notion is probably reinforced by the occasional unseemly behavior of mobs.
October 27, 2004
Dear Editor: I was pleased to see in the Sunday Advocate a strong endorsement of Tom McKune for city commissioner. I have known Tom since his arrival in Danville over 20 years ago. As your newspaper noted, Tom has been a dedicated community servant in various capacities. As Tom's colleague in the Centre College Admissions Office, I learned early on that he had a strong commitment to diversity for the college student body. He felt Centre would be a better place with students of varied economic social and ethnic backgrounds, and he worked hard throughout his tenure at Centre to make this happen.
February 28, 2011
Likes the newspaper’s diversity of opinions Dear Editor: Thank you for having a diversity of columns in the Sun, since you have a diversity of readers in this community. If I disagree with someone’s viewpoint, I simply don’t read them. It keeps my blood pressure down, and I enjoy the rest of the paper. We are blessed to still have a local community paper. In reply to your letters to the editor note on Jan. 19, I vote “yes” to adding Leland Conway’s column to balance some of the others.