Editor, The Messenger:
Veterans Day is a day to honor the patriotism, service and sacrifice of the men and women who are serving or have served in the U.S. military.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, 62 percent of home fire deaths happen in homes without smoke alarms or where smoke alarms are not working. Many people believe they will wake up if they smell smoke, but smoke inhalation can cause a person to drift into a deeper sleep an…
CO is a deadly, colorless, odorless, toxic gas, which results from the unfinished burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas. Portable generators, cars, lawn mowers, and power washers also produce CO.
More than half of our country’s states protect people who are engaging in their First Amendment right of Freedom of Speech from becoming targets of meritless lawsuits.
The old saying says that free things, nice as they are without cost, cannot be prescribed or selected. The basic image is the hat on the street into which one can toss a penny or a Benjamin — the busker or beggar has no choice in the matter.
We do many things in our speech such as convey information, give orders, and discuss issues of interest. But sometimes we speak in order to influence other people, in order to change their minds. When the goal is affecting human attitudes and thoughts, other features of communication might b…
It’s a shame that many Americans have to drive their cars every day. They choose or are forced to live where they are dependent on motors to get to work, buy food, and meet with friends and clubs. If they want to exercise they often drive to a gym or a park.
“Where There’s Smoke, There Should be a Smoke Alarm” was the ingenious slogan for 1977’s Fire Prevention Week. In 1944, the slogan was “Feed Fighters, Not Fires.”
Editor’s Note: William Morosko is a 9th grade student at Athens High School with an aptitude in writing movie and music review. He has also directed and written short films that have appeared on Athens Community TV. The Messenger has agreed to publish occasional reviews from William as a new…
In June, The Athens Messenger printed my column opining that we should reflect on D-Day as a lesson about safeguarding our democracy and our values as a pluralistic society. I’d like to follow up with more thoughts gleaned from my April trip to Poland for a study tour of the Jewish Holocaust.
The saddest end to life is self murder. Even when it is justified as martyrdom, euthanasia, or defense of self or others, it is a desperate, unfortunate choice. But when it is freely chosen out of pain and disgust with life, it is the most miserable of deaths.