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Clotheslining climate change

Letters to the editor

ANDREW GSCHEIDLE Jersey Shore Not too long ago, my family and I stepped into a Starbucks in the area to purchase a bag of Decaf Sumatra coffee. We were told they were out because of a nationwide shortage of Decaf Sumatra due to climate change. “Climate Change?” I asked, peering around ...

Bible digest

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“Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is without the body; but he that commits fornication sins against his own body.” (1 Corinthians 6:18 AKJV) Sexual immorality is a sin that has dire consequences. “What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which ...

It’s time to care about those you say you do

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HUNTER O. BROWN Mansfield You should care for your friends and family enough to not have their beliefs ruin your relationship. It’s that time of the year when everyone gets a nice long break for the holidays, right? College kids come home for winter. Parents get a nice vacation ...

Disappointed

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MICHELLE A. JOHNSON Coburn I was excited to see across the headline in the Dec. 6 edition of The Express that there was the Winter Sports Guide ... until I got to the first page and realized that Penns Valley, as well as other Centre County schools, were not included. I think it would ...

Dear Annie

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Dear Annie: I have a sibling who struggles with an eating disorder. I give her constant love and support and do everything I can to help her. I’ve heard that Thanksgiving and Christmas pose challenges for people with eating disorders, as people are expected — and even pressured — to eat ...

THE DAY OF THE FIRE

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“What shall we do now?” It was an odd way to start a news story, but an accurate one. It was the beginning of a piece by the Daily Democrat on December 10, 1888. It was also a reasonable question. The college had just burned to the ground. Lock Haven University wasn’t always laid out ...

Don’t Get Bugged this Holiday Season!

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Travel, family, friends, shopping, food, food and more food are just a few of the words that describe the holiday season! As you may have noticed, food plays a prominent role in holiday festivities. While safe food handling is important all year long, it is important to be extra vigilant during ...

Rebuttal to climate change denier

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ED PERRY Boalsburg A recent letter from a self-professed climate denier (Letter, “Greenhouse gases and how they work,” Dec. 1, The Express) is correct when making the point that water vapor is indeed a potent greenhouse gas. But how does water vapor get into the atmosphere to begin ...

It’s time to put the pedal to the metal

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By TOM HORTON My hope for America’s future? With any luck it’ll be a yawn. Such a future begins with cities. About four in five of us already live in urban areas. Since the 1950s, U.S. cities with populations of more than a million people have increased from 12 to 53. So cities, ...

Alert: Beware of dangerous, limited insurance plans

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SCOTT MULHAUSER Washington, D.C. With fewer than two weeks of the open enrollment period for health plans under the Affordable Care Act remaining, consumers nationwide are making critical health plan choices. A rule was put into place earlier this year that expands access to short-term, ...

How where you are born influences the person you become

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By SAMUEL PUTNAM And MASHA GARSTEIN As early as the fifth century, the Greek philosopher Thucydides contrasted the self-control and stoicism of Spartans with the more indulgent and free-thinking citizens of Athens. Today, unique behaviors and characteristics seem ingrained in certain ...

Bible digest

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“Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,” (1 Corinthians 6:9 AKJV) These are just some of the reasons we need Jesus. He can forgive ...

Dear Annie

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Dear Annie: Whenever Christmas rolls around, I feel sick. I want to enjoy the merriment as much as most people seem to. Unfortunately, I have negative associations with the winter holidays. I’m sure I’m not alone in dreading Christmas. How can I put these associations aside in order to have ...

Climate deniers fog up the works

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KAREN ELIAS Lock Haven Climate deniers are once again dragging out the tired old water vapor argument to fog up the works. In his recent letter to the editor titled “Green house gases and how they work,” Romuald Andraka claims that the real reason our planet is heating up is the ...

Trade war truce: Why it’s unlikely to last

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By JEFFREY KUCIK Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have agreed to a ceasefire in their increasingly painful trade war, yet their governments’ differing depictions of the deal show just how far apart they really are. While the Trump administration emphasized trade issues such as a ...

Do the public a favor

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WELDON C. COHICK Linden This concerns the check I received from American Power and Gas Holdings in Seminole, Fla., which was a rebate from Pennsylvania Power and Light Co. This rebate check for $5.95 was paid to me because we were somehow overcharged by PPL over time. I have paid 50 cents a ...

YOU HAVE THE POWER

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Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. If you would like to make a nomination for our weekly Saturday morning round of “Applause” for someone or some group for doing something special, send your ...

WHAT DO YOU THINK? EXPRESS YOURSELF

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The Express welcomes letters to the editor as we encourage our readers to “Express Yourself” in this forum. Letters must be signed using the writer’s legal name — no initials are accepted — with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number included so we can verify ...

Bible digest

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“Your glorying is not good. Know you not that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?” (1 Corinthians 5:6 AKJV) We have to be careful as to what we allow into our lives. Even the little things can have a big impact.

Run

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RICHARD TOBIN Wellsboro The mad dash to the next presidential election has already started and it seems like half the Democrats in the country want to run. This is a very important election. Turtleman, that’s Mitch McConnell, not the guy who goes swimming after snapping turtles, has ...