Viewpoints

Workers’ Compensation Reform: We Need It Now

We are hearing loud and clear from our membership that workers’ compensation costs are out of control. Based on a recent Siena Research Institute survey, 90% of upstate business leaders say workers’ compensation reform is needed. Here is a good example of why employers are frustrated: ...

Make Mine Merlot

I don’t listen to enough TV or major radio to keep up on the secondary news, so I was grateful to a dear friend who alerted me to the story on grapes and Mozart. Turns out that, for over a decade now, the owner of a vineyard in Italy has been piping Mozart into one of his vineyards. And it ...

Without Electricity

No water and no heat — that was the reality for me when the electric was out. Now I should mention that I was able to heat the living room with the gas fireplace that I have. It runs but the fan does not work to disperse the heat. A couple nights this past week I have enjoyed the evening ...

Happy Anniversary

“Happy Anniversary Happy Anniversary Happy Anniversary Haaappy Anniversary Pour a cheerful toast and fill it Happy Anniversary but be careful you don’t spill it Happy Anniversary Oooooh Happy Anniversary Happy Anniversary Happy Anniversary Haaappy Anniversary Happy ...

In Thyroidities, Should Treatment Go Beyond Hermone Levels?

DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife, age 67, has been under treatment for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis for 18 years now. The diagnosis was confirmed by antibody tests, and she has been taking some form of thyroid medication ever since. She has been treated by four different doctors, including two ...

Husband Suspect’s Wife Bar Pal Is More Than A Friend

DEAR ABBY: I’ve had a feeling my wife is about to leave me for another man. For the last few months he has been coming to the bar where she works and saying stuff to her. I don’t know what he says, but he has also been texting her and posting things on her Facebook page. She told me ...

Preparing To Care For An Elderly Loved One In The First Step

Question: I live close to my parents and my other siblings live out of town. The responsibility for care is falling mostly to me. I sometimes don’t even know where to start to get help. What resources are out there for me to use? How do I know when to get help? Answer: Thank you for helping ...

The Serious Matter Of Political Humor

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the only American elected president four times, had an often overlooked strength that both sustained him under the torrent of abuse he endured and served to thwart his dyspeptic political opponents: FDR could laugh at the jeers directed at him. He framed and showed ...

Don’t Trust The CBO

Uhh, Coach, you are coming off a 0-24 season. On top of your 0-23 season last year. We’d like to hire you. To advise us on how to win this season. Does that make sense? As much as asking the Congressional Budget Office to calculate the cost of the new healthcare plan. Which is what it did ...

If We Can Build Useless Wall, We Can Feed Others

To the Reader’s Forum: According to a senior UN official the world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the second world war with more than 20 million people in four countries facing starvation. Without collective and coordinated global efforts, “people will simply ...

‘Beauty’ Roars With Monstrous $170M Debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney’s live-action “Beauty” was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies. “Beauty and the Beast” blew past the previous record-holder for G- or PG-rated ...

Bad Food News

When New York Times award-winning reporter Michael Moss was investigating a deadly surge in E coli outbreaks, he stumbled upon a different, more troubling truth: The processed food industry is purposely adding fat, sugar and salt to their products to addict us. I know not everything is a ...

A Ranked List Of Food I Miss Most

This list could be longer, but these are the top 25 food and drink places I miss most in Jamestown and the surrounding area. In parentheses are items I crave in particular. The atmosphere has a lot to do with why I miss them as well. 1.) Lena’s Pizza (cheese, onion, mushrooms) 2.) The ...

Dietitian Is Important Resource In Treating Celiac Disease

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 78-year-old woman who was just diagnosed with celiac disease. I had an endoscopy in 2007 because I was anemic, and the doctor told me I had an ulcer that healed itself. This year I had an endoscopy because I again was anemic, but this time he did a biopsy, which came back ...

Widow Fears That Wearing Wig Is False Advertising

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 57-year-old lady. I have been a widow 23 years and chose not to date while raising my daughter, who is now 26. I would now like to meet a nice man to spend time with, but I suffer from an affliction many older women deal with — alopecia. My hair is very thin, but with wigs ...

Feed Your Heart Well

Eating well is one of the most essential things you can do to protect your heart. It’s easy. Simply eat a healthy balanced diet that includes plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean protein, low-fat dairy and healthy fats. If you’re selecting these kinds of foods most of the ...

Physical Therapy Helps Art Teacher Find Renewed Youth

When Joanne’s experience with hip pain began, it wasn’t just standing and walking that was a challenge. The 57-year-old art teacher soon found that she was struggling to love her job. “It became harder and harder to just have the joy of teaching art in my heart,” said Joanne, who had ...

It’s In The Streets

Never does it become more apparent to me just how large and loyal our local arts community is when it comes to supporting local talent than when I attend a Smackdab show. For the past 15 years, Jamestown’s funk and soul heroes have amassed a faithful following that will come out of the ...

Oh Boy

I know most everyone has experienced a horrible date, a ridiculous relationship they never thought they would put up with for as long as they did, or just a silly moment with a person they were attracted to. But does everyone document these experiences in hoping they can decipher and explain ...

Is A Korean Missile Crisis Ahead?

To back up Defense Secretary “Mad Dog” Mattis’ warning last month, that the U.S. “remains steadfast in its commitment” to its allies, President Donald Trump is sending B-1 and B-52 bombers to Korea. Some 300,000 South Korean and 15,000 U.S. troops have begun their annual Foal Eagle ...