FROM READERS: Collected tributes to Eliot Battle

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 | 12:06 p.m. CDT; updated 12:18 p.m. CDT, Friday, June 14, 2013

Positive, upbeat, soft-spoken, innovator, gentleman and pioneer are just a few words that have been used to describe Eliot Battle, an educator in the Columbia Public Schools for more than 40 years, who died Tuesday night from injuries sustained in a car accident.