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Letters to the Editor

LETTER: MU fans are friendly and welcoming

Football visitors remark on kindness of Missouri fans during Saturday's game.

LETTER: Tucker Prairie should be treasured, not forgotten

The Missourian's article on Tucker Prairie is a melancholy reminder of troubling changes to Missouri life and land.

LETTER: Bailout will not improve economy

Robin Hood was considered an outlaw because he robbed the rich for the poor. What do you call the rich who rob the poor for the rich? This is what the $700 billion bailout for the rich is doing.

LETTER: McCain presidency would pose threat to farmers, ethanol standards

McCain has consistently voted against ethanol standards, which have not only promoted clean air but have also provided extra income for rural communities.

LETTER: Don't believe the hype about arctic drilling

They tell us: "We're only going to drill in 2,000 acres of the Arctic Refuge — We swear!" But Big Oil's "2,000 acres" will sprawl across the entire Arctic Refuge just like 1,800 acres of Turnpike slices all across New Jersey.

LETTER: Voting for Chris Kelly will help squelch partisan policymaking

My reason for supporting Chris Kelly as 24th District representative is a distaste for single-party rule at any level of government.

LETTER: Operation Share-the-Road ensures safety for cyclists

The PedNet Coalition views bicycling as a legitimate and overwhelmingly practical mode of transport for local journeys. Most trips to work, school, shopping or social events in Columbia are five miles or less, so the time saved by driving is negligible.

 

LETTER: U.S. must solve financial crisis

The government's bailout won't fix everything. The national economy needs a lasting solution.

LETTER: Thoughts on the 2008 election

On Nov. 4, voters have the choice of voting for a Warrior King or a community organizer.

LETTER: McCain doesn't have middle class interests in mind

Barack Obama and Joe Biden understand the woes that the average American are experiencing and truely have our country in mind

LETTER: Understanding health care options can save you money

During this open enrollment period, customizing your health care plan specifically for you can help cut costs while optimizing your coverage.

LETTER: Children in jeopardy should be at forefront of presidential campaign

American children live in poverty and violence. The government should protect and provide for this overlooked group.

McCain fails to lead on disabilities issues in campaign

Despite McCain's experience with disability as a prisoner of war, his campaign Web site, unlike Obama's, lacks a comprehensive policy pertaining to disabled Americans.

LETTER: Obama, Biden will make a great team

Obama and Joe Biden will make a very good team, while Palin is not really qualified and there are concerns about McCain's health and age.

LETTER: TV inappropriately depicts women's violence during rape awareness week

The sensationalizing of violence against women during a week designated against it is unproductive and raises questions about ethics in media.

Education and alternatives are crucial in solving abortion issue

 Pro-life means you should support abortion alternatives, which help the woman decide to keep her baby. A woman needs to feel she can have help to raise her baby properly.

Letter: What are Columbia's City Council's priorities?

Is the will of the people that all of these facilities be built, or is it the will of our City Council?

LETTER: Long-term energy plan needed to solve problems

A long-term energy plan, not just the decision to institute offshore drilling, is needed to protect our national security, rejuvenate our economy and save our planet.

LETTER: Time to take action on illegal activities in Paquin Park

The chronic drinking and drug activities in Paquin Park, which is directly behind the Lee Elementary, can or could affect the children nearby.

LETTER: Palin lacks truthfulness, tact and tolerance

Gov. Sarah Palin exhibits several negative qualities that are reminiscent of the current administration.

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