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To the Editor: No incinerator is "green," and this one is certainly not getting "greener" (R-E, June 10). According to data on the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Web site, this burner reported emitting 81,373 pounds of health-damaging "criteria" air pollutants in 2007. The number for 2006 was 57,155 pounds. Doesn't sound like "greener" to me. The real numbers are worse that this. For example, in 2005 the Red Wing burner also reported emitting 11,738 pounds of hydrochloric acid and likely at least this much came out in 2006 and 2007.
To the Editor: My name is Julie Plank and I am a Relay for Life team captain of Butterflies Kickin' Cancer, aka Team Butterfly. The reason I relay is because of family members and friends of mine have been touched by this disease in so many ways. It is my desire to help raise awareness right here in our community. I feel confident that we will find a cure and kick cancer once and for all. Some people as, "What is a survivor?" Many have a different perception as to what a survivor is. So let's discuss the true meaning of this in one sentence.
To the Editor: My grandson Kooper Green's last day of fourth grade and his time at Prairie View came to an end. He told me Mrs. Lifto was his best teacher ever. This year's spring concert was held at Ellsworth Senior High School. What a task -- to take all the classes by bus, additional work for the staff. It was a great concert. The students were so well behaved and gave a grand program of patriotic songs. Their music teacher, Mrs. Fuller, had their complete attention and gave one of the best programs ever. The staff and principal, Mr.
To the Editor: The community of Red Wing will receive a wonderful gift July 4 -- the transformation of Central Park. Thanks to a generous private donation, this century-old park will be given new life with renovations designed to create a welcoming "community living room" atmosphere, with a focal point of a new band shell equipped for the needs of today's performers. On July 4, community members are encouraged to celebrate this gift and enjoy free live performances by world-renown entertainers.
To the Editor: What has happened to "Pretty Little Red Wing?" Both of our daughters are gone. They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery and at the very least we thought we would be able to honor them by placing beautiful flowers at their graves and being allowed to take care of the flowers so that they would remain almost as beautiful as the little girl and stunning young woman we once had. Apparently that is not so. On the evening of June 4, it was discovered the flowers we had lovingly put there and cared for were gone.
To the Editor: Some additional comments need to be added to your recent editorial on Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-E, June 4). His unspoken but obvious plan to run for president brings to mind all of the many weeks that he was absent from his duties last year, while campaigning for John McCain. I don't recall him reimbursing the state. It is obvious that most of his remaining 18 months will be spent in Iowa and states other than Minnesota, as well as traveling overseas for the "benefit" of Minnesotans. On the one hand, if he is not on the job he can't make such a mess out of it.
To the Editor: As a Christian, I supported Colorado Amendment 20, legalizing cannabis (kaneh bosm/marijuana) for sick citizens, and the law works properly to protect sick citizens from being discriminated against by government. Colorado's medical cannabis law is the only one in America that is a constitutional amendment (R-E, June 7). One benefit of Colorado's law is due to it being written in the state's Constitution because it protects citizens by not allowing government to change, dilute or rewrite the law. Gov.
To the Editor: The public-private partnership process has been characterized as one of a good fit between the prospective fiber optic provider and Red Wing. I hope this means exhaustive due diligence of the provider and technology capabilities in delivering the service. The notion that implementing a fiber optic network is "one size fits all" and the only variable is the relationship you have with the provider is the primary variable is incredibly naive. Fiber cabling comes in a variety of speeds and technologies distance limitations and signal fade issues.
To the Editor: While I appreciate much of the Obama/Biden administration's continuing efforts to correct the failed policies of the Bush/Cheney administration, I nonetheless believe that a legal reckoning is required if America is to emerge from the doldrums a more mature nation. Dick Cheney's relentless revisionist speeches make it clear that an accurate history of the last eight years is by no means assured. During his recent trip to the Middle East and Europe, President Obama delivered some powerful ideas.
To the Editor: Listening to President Obama's speech he delivered in Cairo, I sensed he was speaking to each and every one of us and not just to the Muslim World. It is up to us to help him achieve these goals by showing public support and backing up the president. We will not all agree with everything Obama said (me included) but we must all have one goal -- world peace. One thing he said I very much agree with: "Violence is a dead end." Mankind has been guilty of using way too much violence to achieve its ends, including the United States.