Letters to the Editor
After several months of crippling snowstorms and flooding, I really look forward to spring weather, green grass and flowers in bloom.
The advent of spring is also a great opportunity to turn over a new leaf on our dietary and exercise habits. In fact, I've been told that hundreds of communities celebrate the advent of spring with something called the Great American Meatout.
In an advertisement in the Sidell Reporter, Sunrise Coal "salutes the dedication and hard work of the American Farmer," and is "proud to be part of Vermilion County PROGRESS."
Farming and coal mining have no "progress" to share. Coal is not a friendly neighbor. Coal is cancer.
On behalf of the Regional Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters, I would like to thank and congratulate the population of Champaign County for supporting another successful Bowl For Kids Sake fundraiser. The tens of thousands of dollars that were raised will facilitate many new, positive and life-changing matches in our community.
I am not happy with The News-Gazette statement regarding the Danville police officer involved in the shooting being referred to as "a cop" (March 4, page B-1). Had the incident occurred in Champaign-Urbana, he would have been "an officer."
You need to apologize to this officer, his family and Danville.
Obama called people who don't believe in climate change "Flat Earthers." The problem is that we no longer have researchers and scientists. Activists like Scientists Against Global Warming or any other popular liberal cause have replaced them.
All the miracles in the Bible are easy to believe and accept when you acknowledge that God created the vast, complex universe. God is all powerful and nothing is impossible for him. You can try to explain away the miracle of our existence on earth, but in the end all of us will face our Creator and give an accounting of our lives.