Letters to the Editor
Permits for two mega-hog farms near Fithian have been submitted. The usual benefits, including some construction jobs, two full-time jobs later, some trucking, some tax revenue, and additional income for three families in Vermilion County, were stressed.
So what's the problem?
The city of Urbana got back the $1 million we loaned the owner of the former Urbana Lincoln Hotel (Jumer's).
Many people do not realize the city was repaid, so I stressed that fact to The News-Gazette's Tom Kacich, but he omitted it from his Feb. 7 article.
This is a response to a letter from Billy Denny of Urbana that was published in The News-Gazette on Jan. 31.
Mr. Denny questioned the qualifications of local film critic Chuck Koplinski and compared him to professional letter-turner Vanna White. He also suggested Mr. Koplinski could easily be replaced by a trained monkey.
Regarding Dan Corkery's Feb. 5 opinion piece: I think he is right that one of the problems of analyzing the impact of "fake news" is defining it and that this is illustrated in the Hunt Allcott and Matthew Gentzkow article to which he refers.
Recently, two letters to The News-Gazette caught my attention. They both concerned litter thrown on the ground.
Let's call it what it really is: trash.
One of my goals after retiring was to become a Master Naturalist. Last fall, after completing classroom requirements, I needed an additional 60 hours of volunteer time to complete training requirements by December of 2017.
While on vacation, I like to keep up with The News-Gazette online.
Now I know who won as I watched it on television, but the only mention about the Super Bowl on Monday morning was the commercials.
The biggest game in the NFL deserves a write-up, don't ya think?
I am writing to protest the two "proposed" swine operations to be built near Fithian.
My neighbors and I through no fault of our own will be subjected to the odor from these two facilities, one on the south and the other on the west. The wind where we live is almost always out of those directions.
We have a new game being played in central Illinois. It's called "Where's Rodney?" Our representative to Congress seems to be rather hard to find.
In a WDWS interview on Feb. 3, U.S. Rep. Davis, R-Taylorville, labeled town hall meetings as "grandstanding," meaning "ostentatious behavior intended to impress people." I'd call them "listening and understanding."