Letters to the Editor
Thank you officers of Shelter Insurance for again sponsoring a wonderful summer concert series in the Garden. We Columbians are so fortunate to have a local company that gifts us not only with a free concert series every summer but with a beautiful garden year round.
It is truly amazing what one savvy land owner can do to change the face of development in Boone County. All he had to do was donate a portion of land to the school board and — voilà — we have a new infrastructure problem.
The recent Missourian article, “Stamper: Focus on Economy,” reinforces a common myth that a primary function of government is to promote economic development.
Thank you for putting the MU level 3 biocontainment lab on the front page of the Missourian on Wednesday. In my experience, very few people in Columbia have known anything about it.
More mistakes of President Bush. One: He said he would veto any bills trying to regulate oil prices, as this would be price fixing. Wake up, Mr. President.
The League of Women Voters of Missouri urges Attorney General Jay Nixon to support continuation of the moratorium on the death penalty.
Efforts to give Missouri manufacturing a tax break on utilities was successful in this year’s legislative session — in a way, too successful.
Not long after moving to Columbia, I met a city official and asked about the gang graffiti I noticed. The mantra was “no gang problem here,” that it was just a bunch of wannabes.
Those who promote building a level 4 lethal disease lab here are gambling that this lab will never have an accident or leak.
Letter sent to Senator McCaskill: I donated time and money towards your election, and am upset with your votes on Iraq war funding. When I met with you at your office opening, I registered my disapproval of your rejection of the Feingold amendment which set a withdrawal timetable. You have since compounded the problem by giving Bush continued war funding with no withdrawal timetable and meaningless benchmarks which can be waived.
I am surprised the Missourian would publish the June 4 National View editorial from The Washington Post criticizing the Rural Utility Service, which makes loans to electric cooperatives, without first checking the facts.
Two more of President Bush’s ideas don’t seem to be working.
Illegal immigration has grown out of control and the federal government seems unable or unwilling to help.
Columbians need to be aware of the following facts regarding the biolab which the Department of Homeland Security is considering locating in Columbia.
President Walsworth and members of the Board of Curators:
As you consider who to select as the new UM president, I suggest you consider the primary, if not only, job the new president will have and, accordingly, the primary, if not only, criterion for selection — to create a university system. The UM system exists in name only. Virtually no effort has been expended since the system was created in the early ’60s to create a real system.
Missourians should be very concerned about the impact of this anti-prevention, anti-sex-education bill, HB 1055.
Good health care policy is good politics.
Please urge Governor Blunt to veto HB 1055. Missouri is beginning to move backward instead of moving forward, and, at a minimum, we are barely maintaining status quo.
It’s a logical statement. I write political editorials. I teach at a local college. Therefore, I am an expert on the nominations for president of the University of Missouri System. Right? Not really, though friends and colleagues do not hesitate to ask my opinion about Congressman Kenny Hulshof’s nomination. Here it is …
When I was growing up in southwest Missouri, we decorated the graves of everyone on Memorial Day. That was just after World War II, so we understood well the debt we owed to our soldiers.
From the beginning, the U.S. military attack on Iraq was a dangerous folly. The Bush administration misled the American people and, most importantly, Congress, with what Jimmy Carter described as “lies and misrepresentations.”