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To the Editor: Last week, President Obama asked Congress to pass a health care reform bill before they recess in less than two weeks. I believe there is a need for health care reform in this country.
To the Editor: Congressman John Kline believes communicating with and hearing from constituents is the best way to accurately represent their views and values. To better serve Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District residents, he has launched a new, improved Web site -- http://kline.house.gov -- that makes it easier to contact him and learn about the services and resources he can help provide. A "Contact John" link on the home page enables visitors to e-mail the congressman directly.
To the Editor: Last summer my son had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Kiwanis Safety Camp for grades 4 through 6. This all-day event was fun and educational for a small fee of $15. My son learned about safety in many different fields, such as water, fire, bike, etc.
To the Editor: Our area is filled with local talent, and if you miss one concert, play or exhibit, there's usually another good show somewhere nearby. However, every now and then a traveling show comes through ... and if you missed the Wind Energy Forum at the Wanamingo Community Center July 9, you really missed out. With industrial wind projects being of such great magnitude, you would have hoped for the forum to be bipartisan, but unfortunately even the panelists (none of whom were from this area) were hopelessly one-sided.
To the Editor: It takes an individual with a brilliant mind to be an effective U.S. senator. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is on the Senate Judiciary committee, which is charged with the interrogation of a United States Supreme Court nominee to determine whether or not that nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, is qualified to serve as a Supreme Court justice. A Supreme Court justice, a position that is held until the Justice voluntarily resigns or until their death, has the very profound responsibility of interpreting the Constitution of the United States of America.
To the Editor: I am very disappointed and upset with Washington and Sen. Amy Klobuchar. I have requested five times since January via e-mail/letter to our U.S. senator how will we pay for the entire stimulus, TARP and bailouts she voted for. Each response I receive avoids the question entirely. Apparently Klobuchar's Web site, which outlines ethics, transparency and fiscal responsibility, is not adhered to - which is similar to other elected officials we have in Congress from both parties. It is time to think seriously about replacing many of our politicians.
To the Editor: Troubles of the world -- high unemployment, lagging economy, unaffordable health care, non-accommodating weather, social injustices , war -- all weigh heavily on the shoulders of humanity. If you find yourself in need of some perspective, possibly inspirational patience -- good fortune is available at the Sheldon, once again. The Phoenix Theatre's production of "Fiddler on the Roof" this weekend may serve as an emotional entreatment to the things that ultimately matter most, in good times or bad -- faith, family and survival.
To the Editor: Are you aware that wooden barns are fast becoming a relic of our urbanizing countryside? They are being replaced by steel pole sheds too speedily. Round barns -- once there were quite a few in Pierce County -- have all but vanished. Those wooden barns desperately need to be photographed, no matter what their condition is. That is why the Pierce County Historical Association is planning to sponsor a photo contest. By taking pictures of the barns in your particular area of Pierce County, you can help to preserve farm history.
To the Editor: I hope people wanting to see the Cannon Bottom bridges enjoy the walk through the old road. It is a long walk to see the best two bridges from the south side. A shorter trip would be going north on Highway 61, crossing the Cannon River, then taking a right turn onto Collischan Road. The north, concrete, bridge is just off Collischan, on the right side. Thank you for your coverage of my letter. Harold Poylio Red Wing
To the Editor: The American Cancer Society congratulates Rep. John Kline on his new role as a leader of the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee. The Society looks forward to working with him on critically important health care reform issues. No one should have to choose between their life savings and saving their life, yet many cancer patients face this very dilemma.