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Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Dean Oliver should reconsider closing the Health Connection

Health Connections success benefits the community that supports MU.

LETTER: Health Connection's worth is immeasurable

There is no place in Columbia quite like the Health Connection. It should be saved, even if it means higher fees.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe always available to listen

She is the best choice for the Sixth Ward because she is also hard working and dedicated.

LETTER: Reward Barbara Hoppe's good work in the Sixth Ward with re-election

Hoppe has had a positive impact on her ward throughout her time as councilwoman.

LETTER: Health Connection an important outlet for seniors

LETTER: Post office starts recycling program

The post office in Columbia, along with post offices in Jefferson City and St. Louis, offers a program for customers to recycle their mail.

LETTER: Pre-kindergarten programs deserve bailout

Taxpayer money should go to worthy investments, like children and pre-K programs.

LETTER: Nuclear power an undesirable energy source

Missouri should follow the examples of other states and choose cleaner fuel.

LETTER: Support fair balance in funding students through Access Missouri

SB390 and HB792 would provide equal funding for private and public school students. Currently, the former receives an Access award worth $4,600, while the latter receives $2,150, in four-year institutions.

LETTER: Missouri Theatre should handle ticket sales better

Inconsistencies between the theater's Web site and other advertised prices should be cleared up.

LETTER: Forsee should reconsider closing Health Connection gym

The Health Connection helps its customers in ways others wouldn't be able to do. The staff there knows the customers and their individual needs, and can assist in structuring an appropriate workout. The gym also helps fulfill University Hospital's "wellness" mission.

LETTER: Nobody wants forclosures

Loans can be extended under certain conditions to avoid financial problems.

LETTER: America's health care concerns must be addressed

Avoiding the health care issues in this country has economic as well as health consequences. Without changes, companies aren't as competitive as they spend more and more on employees' health care coverage, and the overall economy isn't as prosperous.

LETTER: Racial issues run much deeper than statistical comparison

It is absurdly simplistic to conclude from a comparison of arrest rates that the Sheriff’s Department is doing racial profiling.

LETTER: Alice Walker turns blind eye to Israeli losses

Alice Walker's visit to Gaza to see the results of the recent Israeli offensive doesn't take into account that there is devastation on the Israeli side too.

LETTER: Stephens needs to treat its student like adults

Stephens students, who are required to live on campus all four years, will be forced to share rooms next year.

LETTER: Media ownership doesn't allow for free market, democracy

Corporations shouldn't have control of democracy.

LETTER: Restructured government would better represent Americans' interests

Instead of sending more troops to the Middle East, America would be better served by a focus on securing its borders. Meanwhile, corporate leaders have too much influence on government, which does not represent the interests of Americans as well as working middle-class leaders would.

LETTER: Leutkemeyer votes against stimulus for Ellis Fischel

A reader wrote a letter to U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer regarding the stimulus bill and the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

LETTER: Hoppe is invaluable resource to council, Columbia

A reader encourages Columbia residents to vote for City Council members on April 7 and to re-elect Barbara Hoppe.

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