Letters to the Editor
Several years ago my wife and I were vacationing in Greece when we spotted a lovely silver necklace in a jewelry store. The price was $85 if we paid with a credit card or $55 cash.
I paid with cash, the money went under the table, no documents were created, and probably no tax was ever paid on that sale.
I would like to respond to Eric Vimr's letter regarding plutocrats encouraging wars to gain more wealth.
First, I admit that Vimr may be brighter than me. I had to look up "plutocracy" in the dictionary, so I learned a new word. Plutocracy means "a society ruled by a small minority of the wealthiest citizens." (I thought this was called human history.)
In a desperate effort, the Champaign school district is now asking the park board to help save Unit 4's flawed referendum by asking that Dodds Park be made available for a proposed new high school.
If the park board agrees to bail out the school board, what will the taxpayers of Champaign get? Most importantly, it will help the passage of a badly flawed referendum.
In Janet Anderson's Jan. 26 letter to the editor, she complained that there are no programs for seniors, other than potlucks and card games, offered by the Champaign Park District.
As I look at the park district program guide, there are numerous programs for all ages. There are dance classes, tennis instructions, music and others.
Baby buggy, bicycle frame, clothes dryer, curtain rod and support, door knob, door stop, dust pan, egg beater, elevator, eye protector (goggles), fire escape ladder, fire extinguisher, folding chair, fountain pen, gas mask, golf tee, guitar, hair brush, horse shoe, ice cream scooper, ironing board, key chain, lantern, lawn mower, lawn sprinkler, lemon squeezer, mail box, mop, pencil sharpener,
Since there so many voters unhappy with the Olympian Drive site that the Champaign school district is pushing for a new Central High School, here's a suggestions for an alternative.
Acquire the old C.S. Johnson factory just north of Centennial. It has been a blight for more than 10 years and has about zero development potential.
Appreciating the essential role education plays in preparing young people for productive careers and well-informed citizenship, we have dedicated much of our lives to teaching and always supported efforts to improve young people's educational opportunities.
Carle is in the news again, this time for demonstrating its talent for depleting its most precious resource: its physicians.
Dr. Scott Cook will no longer be at Carle. I am sure that many people have a story to tell about Dr. Cook. Here's mine.