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Letters to the Editor

Sneed family thanks community for support

The Sneed family thanks the community, neighbors, firefighters and police and MU Health care for their support following the explosion of their parents’ home on McNab Drive.

Letter: Sturtz would not take City Council responsibility lightly

Paul Sturtz would make the voices of First Ward citizens heard if he were elected to City Council.

Letter: Fred Parry should be rewarded with a vote in the Boone Hospital Board of Trustees election

Fred Parry, as part of his trustee duties, negotiated a fair lease with BJC HealthCare and should be given a vote in the upcoming election.

Neighbors of Ragtag want consideration from theater’s owners

Construction of the new Ragtag Cinemacafe has been an interruption to the daily life of its neighbors, yet no one from the theater has acknowledged it.

Letter: Sturtz would make positive changes in First Ward

Paul is quietly inspirational, and his humility allows others to work together to make big ideas like the Ragtag Cinemacafe and the True/False Film Festival happen in Columbia.

Letter: Vote Paul Sturtz as First Ward City Council member

Sturtz will work for clear council procedures and for a future Columbia that is sustainable and has the quality of life that many here desire.

Letter: Sturtz’s energy, commitment will benefit City Council

Paul Sturtz would represent the First Ward with the same kind of just, capable, well-informed and imaginative civic commitment he has applied to all his other work in Columbia.

Peace Studies Program not acting in spirit of peace-promoting

The director of the program has continually invited anti-Israel speakers to campus without inviting anyone with opposing views.

Letter: Segert understands School Board issues

As the most qualified candidate, Ines Segert is pushing for a more open and accountable board.

City Council and Planning Commission in need of a more comprehensive plan for Columbia’s future growth

Columbia officials forecast a population growth of 35,000 through out the next 12 years, and Sid Sullivan is concerned the city is not prepared for the change.

Overturning 2006 vote favoring stem cell research is criminal

Missourians voted for stem cell research, but a judge now wants to overturn the 2006 decision.

Where are the true journalism novels?

I know something few other journalists know: Day after day, novelists are writing about us. Some of those writers actually work in newspaper, magazine, and broadcast newsrooms, but some of them have never even set foot inside a newsroom.

U.S. needs to help out America, not Iraq

As the pope recently said, “Not one good thing has come out of the Iraq War.” However, I feel there has been much bad from this war.

Editorial missed the mark with Blunt remark

Gov. Matt Blunt’s deputy chief of staff for communications responds to a comment in an editorial regarding Mrs. Blunt’s move to Jefferson City.

Mayor, City Council should vote “no” on Crosscreek Center development

This proposal is opposed by the neighborhood associations in the Crosscreek vicinity and was voted against by the city Planning & Zoning Committee.

Political activity should be noted in political stories

People quoted about political matter should be clearly identified if they are politically active.

A smoke-free workplace is simply a matter of health

A Columbia resident speaks out in support of the smoke-free workplace ordinance.

Side effects of smoking enough reason to support smoking ban

Seeing a smoker’s lungs is enough to keep someone from smoking in support of Columbia’s smoking ban.

It’s time for politicians to answer tough questions

The fears of a recession and the futures of Social Security and health care are issues people need answers to, but politicians are dodging the questions.

Illegal immigrants should be of prime concern to voters

Illegal immigrants are invading America, and Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate who offers a real solution to the problem.

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