Tell us the good news, too

Given some of the events of the past academic year, I hope The Enterprise will make and comply with a policy of accurate reporting about activities related to UC Davis’ Picnic Day. Frankly, I am tired of reading about students who drink or have an accident. That’s not news. We have a campus in our […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

How to court female voters

By Dan K. Thomasson WASHINGTON — The march by Barack Obama and Mitt Romney toward the fall election is likely to focus as never before on a portion of the electorate too long taken for granted: women. Unless Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, can close a significant portion of the 20 percent gap between him […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

North Korea launches a fiasco with its rocket

The issue: What provocation from this rogue government will be next? North Korean policy as regards the outside world seems to run on a tape loop: a provocative act, followed by an agreement not to repeat it in exchange for aid; renege and then repeat. LAST MONTH, the Obama administration reached an agreement to provide […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Sounding the alarm on tobacco

Dear Annie: The facts about tobacco use are startling. Every day, nearly 4,000 kids under the age of 18 try their first cigarette, and another 1,000 become regular smokers. To hook kids, tobacco companies spend billions of dollars each year targeting kids like me with advertising near schools and malls, and they even alter these […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

It’d be a stark choice, indeed

With regard to the op-ed article by Lyra Halprin on a woman’s right to choose and the accompanying archived photograph, I feel that if the mothers in that photo were asked to take a marker pen and choose which of those beautiful children’s smiling faces they would eliminate from that photo, then they would have […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Shelter guests didn’t go hungry

Davis Community Meals sincerely thanks the individuals and groups who provided food for the 13 clients and volunteers of the Cold Weather Shelter every evening from Nov. 14 through March 31. Members of the following faith groups provided sandwiches, hot meals or pizza, often supplemented with beverages, desserts, fruits and/or other treats, every night during […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Why attention on Goodwill?

Regarding Sunday’s story about the Goodwill Industries’ donation site in Davis: Why is Supervisor Don Saylor asking the Board of Supervisors revisit its endorsement of Goodwill’s tax-exempt bonds, a small portion of which is going toward the donation site? As far as I can ascertain, the board has no jurisdiction over Goodwill Industries’ use permit […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Take a minute to help a child

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. It only takes a minute to make a difference in a child’s life. It only takes a minute to: * Believe in a child; * Listen to a child; * Hug a child; * Realize words hurt; * Talk to a child, and not yell; * Stop a child […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Women leading the green economy

By Kathleen Rogers Optimistic environmentalists believe that future generations will view the first half of the 21st century as the birth of a global green economic revolution. Indeed, investment and advances in technology, coupled with anxiety regarding climate change, are already pushing global leaders to embrace a sustainable future. Unfortunately, that optimistic vision is clouded. […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Will U.S.-Afghan pact on special operations help?

The issue: Under this new agreement, it’s up to the Afghan government and military to prove that a continued American presence is not a waste of lives and money The U.S. and Afghanistan signed a deal last week that should end the worst point of friction between U.S.-led forces and the Afghan government and its […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

GOP steadily losing state’s voters

Despite persistent delusions that it retains plenty of influence, the California Republican Party is in increasing danger of descending into third place among party registration choices of California voters. That’s clear from the newest voter registration figures released by Secretary of State Debra Bowen, which show a drop in GOP registration juxtaposed with large increases […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,