Gun control continues to be prominent in America’s political discourse. One proposal getting attention is to arm and train teachers who volunteer to discretely carry a weapon at school. The argument is that this would at least put some level of protection in the school building without going so far putting armed guards at each school door or requiring. Do you like this idea?
Please pick the response that most closely reflects your view.
44% 1. – Yes, I do. Much better than putting rent–a–cops at the door, which would set the wrong tone.
12% 2. – I’m skeptical of putting any kind of firearms in Rochester schools, but this deserves discussion.
1% 3. – No opinion.
43% 4. – Very bad idea. There has to be a better way of protecting kids than putting guns in schools.
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It's nice to imagine the late, great pharmacist Parke Baxter - a good neighbor if there ever was one - looking down from on high at what Harry Webb hath wrought.
It is safe to say he would beam with pride. He would like the poise with which his successor Webb and cohorts struck a blow in the war against drug abuse. He would like their quiet persistence, their reliance on cold, hard facts and their willingness to do the right thing.
The Fulton County Council is in the process of selling a general obligation bond issue of $2.9 million or less to finance capital improvement projects.
The public will have an opportunity to learn more and ask questions about the bond sale at the May 17 county council meeting at the Fulton County Office Building. The sale is slated for late May and closing in early June.
A dinger's a dinger if the umpire says it's a dinger.
That's what Rochester center fielder Brett Abbott was credited with in the first inning against Logansport at Bob Copeland Field Tuesday. But if that was an optical illusion, what happened over the next five innings wasn't.
Quinton "Eugene" Barger, 59, Rochester, died Tuesday at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Catrina; three sons, James Fuson, Gary, Clayton, Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Shelton, Delong; and four sisters, Stella Williams, East Prairie, Mo., Wanda Howard, Portage, Terry Barger, Charleston, Mo., and Ruthann Horn, Portage.
Funeral service is 4 p.m. Friday at Good Family Funeral Home. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Charles W. Fruitt, 61, Rochester, died Monday at his home.
Survivors include his wife, Paula; two daughters, Tuvara Meeks, Elkhart, and Nancy Fruitt, Warsaw; a son, James W. Gunnels, Bourbon; his father, Jack Owens Sr., Albany; a sister, Melissa Owens, Eaton; and a brother Jack Owens Jr., Maryland.
Funeral service is 5 p.m. Thursday at Riverview Community Church. Visitation is 2 p.m. to the time of the service on Thursday at the church.
Arrangements are handled by Good Family Funeral Home.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Donald Trump's relentless assault on the rules that govern how Republicans choose their nominee is coming far too late to change what even defenders acknowledge is a complicated selection system.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Bernie Sanders scored three wins in Western caucus contests, giving a powerful psychological boost to his supporters but doing little to move him closer to securing the Democratic nomination.
NEW YORK (AP) - In television news, a telephone interview is typically frowned upon. Donald Trump's fondness for them is changing habits and causing consternation in newsrooms, while challenging political traditions.
Two organizations are circulating petitions to encourage Sunday morning political shows to hang up on Trump. Some prominent holdouts, like Fox's Chris Wallace, refuse to do on-air phoners. Others argue that a phone interview is better than no interview at all.