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    Civics test for teens is a good idea

    Many Americans go through life knowing very little about the nation’s founding or how its government works. A recent survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center indicated that a large percentage of Americans are in need of a basic civics course.

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    Helping those in need can be fun, too

    Each year for the past 20 years, members of churches, civic organizations, fraternities and sororities, clubs and businesses have taken up brushes, rollers, scrapers, tarps and other equipment for a long day of painting. They have climbed ladders, worked in the blazing sun, splattered themselves...

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    Editorial: Winthrop to take close look at budget

    Winthrop University has a budget crunch. We think Acting President Debra Boyd has taken a pragmatic approach by freezing 10 percent of every operating budget at Winthrop until all the university’s needs can be assessed.

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    Public has right to view autopsy reports

    South Carolina’s top cop recently told legislators that agents who investigate child deaths need to have access to records such as autopsy reports and birth certificates to properly do their jobs. We agree, but think that access to such records also should be extended to the general public.

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    AP courses should teach critical thinking

    History, despite what some might say, is a malleable subject. While dates, names and events may be concrete, much of what happened in the past – and why it happened – is open to interpretation.

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    Security was lacking at the White House

    The easy breaching of White House security is disconcerting. What if Gonzalez been heavily armed and tried to shoot his way into the White House?

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    End in sight for museum dispute

    A battle that raged for years between York County officials and the foundation that once raised money for the county’s museums might soon be resolved once and for all. We would welcome an end to this long-running dispute.

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    Lions Clubs helping children to see better

    Most people’s vision deteriorates as a natural part of the aging process. But vision problems affecting young children can have serious consequences for their social and educational development.

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    Simrill can lead the way on road improvements

    State Rep. Gary Simrill, R-Rock Hill, has the opportunity to leave the biggest stamp of his legislative career on the state as chairman of a special committee assigned to figuring out how to improve South Carolina’s roads. We hope he seizes the moment.

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    Peterson went too far in disciplining child

    Maybe the incident in which the Minnisota Vikings former MVP running back Adrian Peterson was charged with reckless injury to a child, a felony, after disciplining his 4-year-old son will help dispel the myth that beating children is good for them.

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