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July 1 9, 2021 The Star Page 5 Totheeditor Cooperative opened the 1 door for a new mascot name To the Editor: Regarding the name change and athletic cooperation for two of our county’s former fierce rivals: Couldn’t they at least come up with something imag- inative or distinctive? While “Cougars” is not as common as “Wildcatsf’ it is still another ho-hum animal nickname like a hundred others. The re—namers must be taking a cue from the University of North Dakota, which now has a nickname so boring few can even remember it. Why not have a naming contest and bring out some power that often are byproducts of numerous terms in governmental po- sitions. Modem—day opponents of con- gressional term limits offer several arguments against inorganic ceilings. There is a genuine concern that term limits will, for example, decrease the capacity and expertise of Congress, undercutting its ability to pass wise, effective legislation and policies. Ex- perience matters, it is said, as it does everywhere else. The numerous and varied problems that Congress con- fronts requires skills often acquired through years of serving in Congress. ‘ Opponents of term limits are quick to note that freshmen members will be likely to defer to experienced law- makers, those skilled in the art of making laws, which will have the net effect of extending or consolidating the power of those boasting years of experience. Term limits, it is argued, will also create a disincentive for members to develop expertise in complex policy areas. Why spend the many hours, months and years acquiring knowl- edge in foreign affairs and national security matters, or developing ex- pertise and learning in areas such as tax policy, if term limits will arbi- trarily cut short members’ ability to create and pass legislation that will well serve the nation? The resulting “disinterest,” it is claimed, will lead to further legislative deference to the .55., :,> ;/ county-wide creativity? area? gion. Gary Eller Ames, Iowa Limits (Continued from Page 4) executive and the agencies that ad- minister laws on a daily basis. The theme of “arbitrariness” courses through the arguments of those who oppOse term limits. It is one thing to defeat and thus remove from office incompetent members, but why punish those members who are hard-working, competent, skilled and extremely valuable representa- tives on the behalf of the American electorate. Further, why punish the voters, and deprive them of their democratic right to select their repre- sentatives in the House and Senate? Punishment of effectiveness strikes . these advocates as arbitrary and un- wise. Opponents of term limits also doubt that the mechanism will actu- ally curb the corruption that advo- cates claim is directly tied to careerism. As a consequence, there is no reason to set term ineligibility in constitutional concrete. The assertion of undue influence of lobbyists on members of Congress won’t be al- layed, but rather exacerbated, by term limits, they say. While advo- cates of limits believe that members might look more closely at the merits: : t 51.1 iii'is’; us. but e sit-i345 Aiiilw’l .er .1‘. Do cougars (the non-human variety) even exist in the When Minnesota was awarded a professional football team they worked hard to find a name with meaning. Not only does “Vikings” reflect a competitive spirit but it hon- ors the many Scandinavians who helped populate the re- of legislation, withoutthe overbear—' ‘ ing presence of lobbyists, the reverse is true. Novice legislators will be— come more, not less, reliant on lob- byists once veteran legislators are removed from office. The loss of ex- perience and expertise is reflected, they contend, in Surveys conducted in states with term limits. In those states, lawmakers exhibit greater re- liance on bureaucrats, agencies and lobbyists. As citizens ponder the question of the relative desirability of term lim- its, they would do well to grapple with the pros and cons of such a proposition. Both sides have good ar- guments worth consideration. Adler is president of The Alturas Institute,'created to advance Ameri- can Democracy through promotion of the Constitution, civic education, equal protection and gender equality. Send questions about the Consti— tution to Dr. Adler at NDWTPCol— umn@gmail.com and he will attempt to answer them in subsequent columns. ' This column is provided by the North Dakota Newspaper Associa- tion and "Humanities North' Dakota. =_3;;iai:rirr;'s . . Northern Plains Electric Operation Round Up approves charitable grants At its June meeting, the Northern Plains Electric Operation Round Up board of directors approved grants totaling $9,000 to help support wor- thy causes. These charitable grants are made possible through the generosity of Northern Plains Electric Cooperative members who voluntarily elect to have their electric bills rounded up to the next dollar. The donated amount averages about 50 cents a month for each participating member, and raises approximately $37,000 each year. Since the program’s beginning in October 1998, grants totaling $834,162 have been awarded to 1170 local charitable causes. Grants approved in June include: 0 Fessenden Fire Protection Dis- trict, purchase SCBA ' ‘ - Harvey Volunteer Fire Depart— ment, purchase rescue truck 0 Harvey Kiwanis Club, play- ground equipment ' 0 Jamestown Regional Entrepre- neur Center, youth camp The best news you’ll get all week is in The Star! Call to subscribe nor LocAL. EAT LocAL. sperm LocAL. armor LocAL. IT TAKES You TO START TIIE TREND. SUPPORT THE LOCAL BUSINESSES ‘ HO SUPPORT THE AREA WHERE Y0 t. LIVE, WORK AND PLAY. 0 Little Bobcats Daycare, Mad— dock, startup costs ' New Rockford Park District, community skating rink - Pingree Lutheran Church, com- munity park - Robinson Lions Club, repair park restrooms 0 Bio Girls Inc., Carrington youth camp 0 Conner George (Brooke), Jamestown, medical expenses 0 Terri R. Farbo, Cando, medical expenses 0 Brock Thomas, Cando, medical expenses 0 Eunice A. Baker, St. John, med- ical expenses Help someone in need Do you know someone who faces gsoA nfl, a" Development a challenge? ’ If so, you may want to consider submitting an application on their behalf. Operation Round Up charitable grains are making a differ— ence in the lives of people right here in our region. The Operation Round Up board meets every quarter to disburse funds to worthy individuals and organiza- tions. The board will meet again in September to review applications. Application deadline is August 20, 2021. If you would like additional in- formation about this worthy pro- gram, please contact Northern Plains Electric Cooperative by calling (800) 882—2500; or, you may obtain guide- lines or download applications at www.nplains.com. TM Entrepreneurial Center “Healthy Foods, Healthy Families” Presents Food Safety Workshop Food safety is an important issue at farmers markets. Customers expect the food and products they purchase to be grown and handled so that they will "be safe to consume. Vendors have a responsibility to grow and handle food using good food safety practices. Presented by Betty l-lamle y Director, TM Entrepreneurial Center SATURDAY, JULY 24TH 10:00 AM—12-:00 PM ANISHINABE CAMPUS CLASSROOM *** Free of Charge *** CEUs will be offered *** For more information contact Betty Hamley at TM Entrepreneurial Center 477-3561 or 278-2262 m wagers-o... Top smartphonesfor techy—shy seniors Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good smartphones for older seniors? I would like to get my‘78-year—old mother to upgrade to a smartphone but want something that’s easy for her to see and use. Shopping Around Dear Shopping, There are actually several smart- phones I can recommend that will provide your mother a simpler, less intimidating smartphone experience. Here are my top three options. Apple iPhones: Because of the quality and functionality of Apple products, an iPhone is a great choice for seniors who are inexperienced with technology. But, to make it eas— ier for you mom to use, you’ll need to set it up and customize it to meet her needs and preferences. To set-up your mom’s iPhone and make it senior—friendly, start by cleaning-up/decluttering the home 9’ screen, which you can do by deleting the apps your mom won’t use and hiding the apps she’ll rarely use in la- beled folders or the App Library. The fewer options the better! You’ll also want to set up a small number of contacts (with photos) to family and friends that your mom frequently communicates with and install some apps she would enjoy using. And finally, iPhones have a wide variety of built—in accessibility fea- tures you can turn on depending on your mom’s needs. These features, which you access through the phone’s settings, can help users that have diminished vision, hearing im- pairment, hand dexterity problems or cognitive loss. Some popular accessibility fea— tures among older iPhone users in— clude larger text and icon display, zoom (screen magnification), magni- fier (turns iPhone into a magnifying glass), increased volume and alerts, voice control, find my iPhone, and emergency SOS and medical ID set up. But there are dozens of other tweaks you can make to enhance your mom’s experience with her iPhone. For a rundown of the different ac— cessibility features and instructions on how to set them up, see Apple.corn/accessibility. 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