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Editor’s note: The opinion pieces below were contributed by two students in Julie Kaidor’s fourth-grade class at St. Barnabas Episcopal School in DeLand.

In response to the Nov. 13 letter “Ban burning throughout Scott County,” I admit that I am one of the leaf burning culprits who doesn’t live within city limits. I live in a beautiful peak season color area in the county as evidenced by the fall car and motorcycle traffic.

During more than 30 years as a middle school counselor, one situation bothered me more than any other. I saw students sitting in the classroom unable to focus on learning because they were trying mentally to answer unanswerable questions concerning their biological parents. When children rea…

Now that it has been reported that U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the suspected shooter in the Fort Hood attack, was a devout Muslim who supposedly shouted "Allahu Akbar!" before opening fire, we can brace ourselves for another spike in anti-Muslim rhetoric and activity across our nation…

Climate science is enormously complex, and irresponsible commentators like Patrick Buchanan (Oct. 17 Times column) hopelessly muddle the facts. Here are three red-flag arguments used by those who grossly misunderstand global warming or aim to mislead.

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