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Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Help the Humane Society win a shelter makeover

All it takes is a few clicks and the Central Missouri Humane Society could be closer to winning a shelter makeover from the Web site Zootoo.com.

LETTER: Community makes Meals on Wheels fundraiser a success

Meals on Wheels was able to deliver 2,390 lunches as part of the fundraiser.

LETTER: Obama can't change America on his own

American citizens could help Obama by speaking up to Congress.

LETTER: Ameren Ratepayers shouldn't have to assume risk

Ameren customers shouldn't be forced to bear the burden of financing a new nuclear power plant, which wouldn't provide energy for 10 to 20 years or more. CWIP provisions will hurt Missouri's economy.

LETTER: Who is Barnes to bash Limbaugh?

There's a reason why 20 million people per day listen to Rush Limbaugh.

LETTER: Stimulus bill won't solve economic woes

History shows that spending money won't help; what will help is lower taxes, removing regulation and eliminating government waste.

LETTER: Congratulations to Kappa Alpha Theta on 100 years

Heart of Missouri CASA appreciates the good work Thetas have done for abused and neglected children.

LETTER: Just say no to Ameren's proposal

The energy company's proposal puts the risk of building another nuclear plant on customers.

LETTER: Senate should look deeper at Economy Recovery Bill

The measure includes funding for alternative transportation and would help create the "green jobs" that President Barack Obama has promoted.

LETTER: Don't let convicted terrorist walk free

Don't forget the bombing of the USS Cole in the changed political atmosphere; instead, contact your representatives — local, statewide, nationwide — to voice your opinion on the trial of suspected terrorist Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri.

LETTER: U.S. must develop its own energy

Besides wind and solar energy, nuclear power offers the next best alternative to securing America's energy-independence.

Superintendent finalists face new priorities, public evaluation

The Columbia Public School Board is narrowing down its list of five candidates to focus on economically savvy, community-involved individuals. The final candidates will be announced by Sunday and will answer public questions in meetings next week.

LETTER: Claims of Bisphenol-A safety are questionable

Industry-funded studies of the chemical found in hard plastics and metal food cans cannot be trusted.

LETTER: City shouldn't waste time with wind

A wind turbine farm in Boone County will not generate enough energy for Columbia.

LETTER: Stealing from handicapped son is really low

A Columbia resident expresses anger over the theft of her son's paycheck. With the loss of the money, her and her family's lifestyle is being affected.

LETTER: School system could be improved with more like Segert

School Board member Ines Segert should be commended for doing what she thinks is right for both her family and community.

LETTER: Ending uncontrolled borders could save the American Dream

Immigration law and border control should be addressed with a positive approach.

LETTER: No morality exists in Gaza conflict

The blockade in Gaza is illegal under international law, yet the U.S. government continues to arm Israel.

LETTER: You'll work hard walking in the shoes of another person

In honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., everyone should try to increase their awareness of the extra work society requires of some people and not others.

LETTER: Rosman's column critiquing Segert is flawed

CPS Board member Ines Segert is doing a good job.  She voices opinions at meetings and shares her reasoning.

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