EDITOR’S DESK: ... And I won’t tread on you

       Independence Day in the sunny summer. I don't suppose yours truly is too different from any other fun-loving Westsider, seeing the holiday as a laid-back time featuring barbecues, cold beverages, fireworks and amiable conversation with family and friends. I've got to admit, though, this year I'm giving up little of that laid back time to ponder this whole notion of independence. With all the political changes coming out of Washington - much of which will eventually land on our Westside doorsteps in terms of higher taxes, greater control of our lives and stimulus money that's making our children's wallets lighter- are we still truly “the land of the free”? Just a thought, in case you feel like pondering too...
       It's good to see the city moving forward, though seemingly at a glacial pace, to call in the bond for Centennial Boulevard behind the Indian Hills Village subdivision. We had first reported on this development going south almost a year and a half ago. Finishing that part of the road ought to go a long way toward attracting a new developer to come in and finish the project...
       I can't see the sense in the West Center not putting up external signs at its new location, on the off-chance that at the grand opening scheduled two months from now people might decide on a new name for it. I've got an obvious question for City Parks: Why not keep the name you've got? It's been on the Westside for 15 years; people just need to know where it is...
       Good news about Silver Key bringing in a wealth of volunteers. I know that's not the case with all non-profit organizations. Their leaders could do worse than contact Silver Key, probe for the secret and then bottle it.

- K.J.