I found it refreshing to read Danette Taylor’s description of the excellent service being provided by her mail carriers. I only wish that level of service was consistent throughout the community. I haven’t been able to get any mail delivered since the middle of December, in spite of shoveling away the snow piles left by the plowings.
I was watching the news Monday evening as I fixed my family dinner. I saw a father grieving over the dead body of his small son. The little boy looked just like my 2-year-old son. I felt so sad for that father but also angry and helpless.
One of the articles in the paper today (Jan. 6), giving the details of the death of a newborn baby boy, made me feel anger and disgust at the way society is heading. It brought to mind something written in the S-R Slice about a week ago.
Ordinary Americans watch in shock and awe as the U.S.-sanctioned killing of Palestinian civilians and the destruction of their means of life continues. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a guilty conscience written all over her face, appears in the U.N. Security Council to block every effort to enact a cease-fire and ease the suffering. The Bush administration seems determined to leave office the way it came in: indifferent to international law, world opinion and basic humanitarian standards.
The editorial on cell phones (Jan. 8) was half right. Talking on the phone while driving is a huge distraction. Making it a primary offense changes nothing. You can still talk on the phone while driving. You just have to ...
In the summer, we see the Spokane County prisoners picking up rubbish on the highways. What’s wrong with having them shovel off roofs of the elderly or shoveling off snowbound cars for those folks that need help? If folks made a voluntary contribution, it could go to the prisoners’ account either for paybacks or for some savings for later release.
Ms. Ninde should do a little research before calling the Israeli government terrorists (Letters, Jan. 3). If nothing else, she should read the column by Charles Krauthammer in the same issue of the paper as her letter.
I applaud Mayor Mary Verner’s selections for the newly created city of Spokane Municipal Court, particularly Brad Chinn and Mary Logan. It is disappointing that Commissioner Chinn’s name was withdrawn at the last minute because of politics as usual on the Spokane City Council.
In a letter to the editor published in last Sunday’s S-R, Ed Hadley properly points out the Washington law that controls so-called Conservation Futures land acquisitions by counties. But his conclusions that the law (RCW 84.34) prohibits Spokane County from using Conservation Futures funds to purchase the YMCA site, which sits inside Riverfront Park in the city of Spokane, is mistaken.
I would like to suggest as an environmentally safe alternative to chemical ice melters the simple solution of sand. Sand is an effective ice melter since the dark color attracts solar energy. It can be easily dispended using a garden ...
Nadyne Paget (Letters, Jan. 8) tells us that Israel needs “protection,” mostly it seems from Iranian-sponsored terrorists. “Neighborhoods of innocent Israelis are being deliberately attacked with rockets, as many as a dozen times per day.”