Letters to the Editor
We took the grandkids to Indiana Beach on a recent weekend. We had a great time, except for a couple of hours of rain. There were a lot of people there. It was a true melting pot, so to speak. There were people from all races and cultures and every age group. As I walked around, I noticed that everyone was having a good time and people were considerate, respectful and kind to each other.
"Repression breeds resistance." Sundiata Cha-Jua's grievance-laden screed (The News-Gazette, July 17) prompts my reply.
The University of Illinois' academician apparently desires to solidify racial divide when the entire nation truly needs reconciliation and solutions to community violence.
I'm so sorry The News Gazette helped distort the University of Illinois' tuition situation with its July 17 editorial cartoon.
The students of Illinois have been repeatedly pushed aside, disrespected, burdened by massive debt, and discouraged by the actions of the Illinois politicians.
Recently my daughter participated in a new and refreshing "camp" thanks to the Stephens Family YMCA in Champaign. Over the past three years she has attended many camps at the Y, but this one was different.
As always the staff — Alyssa, Sarah, Matt and Connor — were a class act in themselves. They made sure every child was included and able to use their gifts in the process.
President Obama was elected with the support of those who thought he would end the wars started by the Bush administration. Instead he attacked eight countries. (George Bush attacked six.)
Obama's drone attacks — which have killed thousands (not just the hundreds he admits to) — have been rightly called "the most extreme terrorist campaign of modern times."
Having once spent a day in a jury pool in the state circuit court without being picked, and having heard from people that U.S. District Court was even worse about wasting your time, I was pleasantly surprised to find the opposite the case recently.