Letters to the Editor
In answer to the Dec. 1 letter about financial liabilities from the windmills, former Champaign County Board Chairman Al Kurtz kept us from making the mistakes that other counties have.
The money to take down the whole wind farm is held in escrow and revalued every five years.
The Dec. 1 letter from Mr. Kenneth Baughman addresses serious problems, and he correctly calls out the news media for their unwillingness to educate the masses on government's indebtedness.
Yet, he provides no options for remedies. Does he have any, or does he believe that we are doomed?
Get new for Christmas and throw out the old?
Please, Champaign County, provide more drop-off places for old televisions that have easy access and are free of charge.
Near the corner of County Roads 800 N and 1500 E, somebody "dropped off" a television in the creek.
I've seen lots of apt comments to the point that lawyers for Steven Salaita may be merely stirring the pot by filing a lawsuit over Chancellor Phyllis Wise's claim that she can't find a "two-pager" donor letter that, Salaita's lawyers claim, may well be a smoking gun in Wise's decision-making over Salaita.
I saw on the front page of the Nov. 26 News-Gazette a picture of a rally of over 100 people holding their hands up, claiming they were protesting the shooting of Michael Brown. In other places thieves and arsonists did millions of dollars of destruction to innocent people. This is an example of how misinformed and wicked some people are today.