Average merits minimum wage
Referencing a recent letter, "Walk a mile at minimum wage," I am confident that most, if not all, business owners, have indeed worked minimum-wage jobs numerous times.
The fact that they are now business owners reflects their desire in bettering themselves, often working over the 65 hours the writer mentions in her letter.
If you want more money in your paycheck, earn it through hard work. Many working these jobs don't deserve a higher salary. Texting at work, poor service, etc., won't get you a raise.
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Employers reward effort.
Employers shouldn't have to pay more for average workers.
Jeffrey D. Moore
Summertime in Central Kentucky, where the well never runs dry for former University of Kentucky basketball players.
First up is the Julius Randle Basketball Camp, with video highlights of the former Wildcat's rookie season. Attendees who display above average potential will receive elite instruction in how to rehab a sports injury. The final day will end with a question-and-answer session addressing the value of a college education (attendance optional.)
Don't fret if your child missed out on this opportunity. Coming soon is the James Young Basketball Camp, where little campers will familiarize themselves with the teams and mascots of the NBA D-league where every game is like a UK reunion.
It is tentatively scheduled after the John Wall Basketball Camp and the Anthony Davis Basketball Camp but prior to the DeMarcus Cousins Basketball Camp and the MKG Basketball Camp.
Remember, parents, it's never too early to plan ahead. Rumor has it there will be seven additional camps next summer. Be sure to read the disclaimer at the end of the application: T-shirts are included in the fee but autographs will be extra.
Wonder why a recent letter writer cites 1777 as the year of the first American flag? Legend has it that in 1776 Gen. George Washington designed the flag in Philadelphia, then Betsy Ross sewed it.
The red does not represent blood. It is the color of revolution. The American revolution was underway. The army and navy (John Paul Jones) needed a national flag.
Why does the letter writer mention flag burning? Wasn't that from the 1960s and '70s? Oddly, he claims the flag represents the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Whatever happened to the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776? The Constitution came in 1787.
True, the flag represents hope and comfort to other countries. The writer lists storms, famine and disease. Whatever happened to American participation in World Wars I and II? Americans helped rebuild with the Marshall Plan and unmeasured other aid. They even put the flag on the moon.
Finally, the writer blunders when he hopes the flag will fly for "untold millions yet to be born in America." You do not have to be born only in America to be blessed by the flag. You may be born anywhere. Americans should know these things.
Dr. Julie Daftri claims in a June 22 column that 50 percent of a person's health status is his own fault. Really?
Does Daftri claim that our genetic makeup is a result of our own choices? Do we choose not to have parents and grandparents who died of cancer? Do we choose a body which has no immune system malfunctions or leaky heart valves?
Do we choose to live in a world where there is no air pollution from industry and auto exhaust, no radiation from man-made sources, to drink only pure water containing no residue of pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals and prescription drugs? Do we choose to eat only food free from agricultural chemicals and other poisons?
Do we choose to live where no accidents can occur? Or where everyone around us is wonderfully balanced and delightfully happy? Do we choose to find stress-free work? To have children who are happy, healthy, balanced, prosperous?
Do we choose to avoid doctors who commit malpractice, causing us serious and permanent harm? Now I see my mistake: I should have chosen to live in the Garden of Eden, in a protective bubble.