Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Who needs facts? Sarcasm is better

I have found that regardless of educational level, no amount of reasoned argument can change another's mind on a substantive issue. Topics on religion, evolution, other scientific facts and especially politics are not approachable through logic.

Thus sarcasm is the best tool.

Weather warnings were publicized

Colleen Karn of Brimfield, whose letter appeared April 28, should have read the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon website and the warnings before sending in a letter to the editor.

Biden visit part of misinformation

The politics of diversion are alive and well. Thank you, liberals.

With an overwhelming federal debt and the Mideast in flames, the Obama administration though it a good idea to spent lots of money to send Vice President Joe Biden to the University of Illinois to promote the latest smokescreen.

Letter: Volunteers stayed after the race was canceled

A story of amazing support from the seventh annual Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on April 25: After the race was canceled, my husband and I chose to continue at our own risk. It was my first marathon and I had trained through injuries and wanted to finish.

Newspaper should publish NBA box scores

During football season, The News-Gazette publishes the box scores for all NFL games.

Now that baseball season is here, readers can expect to see box scores for all MLB games.

But your paper continues to deprive basketball fans of box scores for NBA games except when the Bulls play. Even now, when the playoffs are in progress.

Why is this?

AL CHAPMAN

Champaign

Cheers during Illinois Marathon appreciated

Another great marathon weekend. I want to thank all of the people who stood outside in the rain cheering us runners on. You won't believe what a difference it makes.

Just when you think you don't have any more "run" in you, there is a person saying, "You can do it!"

Donate to group that makes dreams come true

Another year is passing when I lost my husband and best friend to cancer.

Ken received his lifelong dream of throwing the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field through the Dream Foundation for terminally ill adults.

If you know of someone that is ill and has a dream they want to fill, contact dreamfoundation.org or donate to this wonderful organization.

Let's see if we can live without C-U buses

I am happy to see that UI students are concerned about fossil fuel waste and their effects on the environment.

Dog organizations need donations

"Starve a cold, feed a fever." That is an old adage used over many years for us humans struggling back in the day with a cold or flue virus.

We've come a long way since then, but not so far for our canine friends it appears.

Property tax bill story left out Carle

Are we not allowed to say why residential property taxes didn't go up so much this year? Is it a big mystery?

The tone of News-Gazette columnist Tom Kacich's strictly factual "Property-tax bills not so bad this year" on April 27 ignores a massive guilty party. Carle doesn't pay taxes any more in Urbana.