Letters to the Editor

'WuMo' not in poor taste, elicits a laugh

In response to Brenda Schultz's letter on April 27, I find the comic "WuMo" to be extremely funny at times and not at all in poor taste.

Bundy, ranchers profit from low fees

It's perversely ironic for Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to excoriate poor people for collecting government subsidies, while ripping off the federal government of a million dollars in grazing fees. But, even if he were to pay up, Bundy and his fellow ranchers would still be living on government welfare.

Bike lanes mean cars doubled up on 1 lane

Contrary to Charlie Symth's letter on April 15, terrible Urbana public bicycle policy has caused street maintenance costs to actually double. Urbana's policy of putting bicycle paths on the busiest of streets makes them dangerous for bicycles so bicycles don't use them.

Strollers a hazard during 5K run/walk

A big "well-done" to all the volunteers and organizers of the 5K walk/run Friday evening, a part of the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon.

I have, however, one big complaint: baby strollers. They should be banned from the event, and the ban should be strictly enforced.

Deadly attacks show kids need more love

What is missing in the lives of our children now? After watching the world news tonight and seeing the recent attack and death of a student in Connecticut and the repeat of the story of the young student in Pennsylvania who on April 9 slashed one man and 20 fellow students, I wept.

UI should have tested new parking policy

The University of Illinois has recently decided to charge people with disabled-parking cards/license plates a fee to park on campus.

It was stated in the April 22 News-Gazette article that during the transition, enforcement will be looked at on a case-by-case basis.

Commentary's facts wrong about corn

I think that Glynnis Collins' guest commentary concerning ethanol deserves a response. I would like to present a few facts that need to be brought out.

Unit 4 has to fulfill education's purpose

"To save man from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.

Runner provided much-needed support

Last Friday night I ran my first 5K, at the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, and while I was waiting, I met an older gentleman and we talked about running. When we got ready to run, I knew I had to follow this man in hopes he could encourage me to run my best.

Extending tax vital to state's most vulnerable

On July 1, Illinois human service providers may find themselves inflicting a budgetary doomsday on people entrusted in our care.

At the start of the new Illinois budget year, we — not lawmakers — will find ourselves doing the dirty work unless the Legislature acts to protect human services funding.

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