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To the Editor: The past several years have seen an evolution at the United Way of Goodhue Wabasha & Pierce Counties. Listening to donors, volunteers and residents, folks told us what they wanted to see us working toward. The data was clear too. People are concerned about education, financial stability, health and making sure that we provide basic safety net services. The work United Way continues to do will focus on these building blocks of a good life. United Way is also focused on developing strong partnerships with programs and agencies in the community.
To the Editor: Each month, volunteer pilots from Angel Flight Central fly patients needing specialized medical care to hospitals throughout Minnesota. Many patients are from rural areas and would otherwise be hard-pressed to receive care they need. These flights are part of general aviation, which includes all flying except the scheduled airlines and the military. Right now GA is being imperiled by misguided plans in Washington, D.C. If these proposals are enacted, the outlook could be grim for patients who use Angel Flight Central. Among the proposals are new costs and regulations.
To the Editor: "Peace be with you" are some of the oldest words in the English language. Certainly, they are some of the oldest words in any language because without peace, there is only violence and discord: no progress, and no future. So, as the annual retreat for peace called "Pigstock" approaches, it may be time to re-evaluate the peace dividend and reconsider the true costs of militarism. As the world nears the limits of resource consumption, where are all of our precious resources going? If the answer is to the cost of war, then they are going up in smoke.
To the Editor: Two wonderful families have made Pretty Red Wing even prettier in many ways -- big and small, seen and unseen. Thank you, Jones and Sweasy families for your loving care of our fair city. Pat Olson Red Wing
To the Editor: I have been without insurance since being downsized in the fall of 2003, after being employed there for 23 years. I have worked since I was a child. The current health care system as we know it is broken: 46 million Americans are uninsured. Statistics reflect half of all personal bankruptcies stem from medical expenses. I work for an attorney and see the faces behind these issues daily.
To the Editor: Graduates of Red Wing High School Class of 1989, please join your fellow Wingers for a night of good times and great memories. Our 20-year reunion barn party will be 5 p.m. to midnight (rain or shine) Aug. 1 at Flueger Springs Farm, 29880 Flower Valley Road. We'll have catered BBQ, beverages and live music with The Scotty Reed Band playing Texas blues. The ticket price is $75. Visit event.pingg.com/ rwchclassof89 for details. For your convenience, use PayPal and send payment to firstname.lastname@example.org (provide names of people attending and include maiden name).
To the Editor: This is an open letter to all members of the U.S. Congress. Heed this or enjoy your last term. We, the people, demand that single payer be included in whatever health care reform legislation you pass. We will watch your actions closely, so keep the following in mind before casting your vote. Make it count for all Americans. Health care reform is meaningless if: 1. There is no public option. 2. Everybody is not covered. 3. Coverage can be denied based on pre-existing conditions. 4. It does not contain patients' rights. 5.
To the Editor: Many people contributed time, effort, aluminum and money so we could have the traditional Fourth of July fireworks display. It was a special celebration this year with the grand opening of the new Central Park band shell. The Jones Foundation and Scott and Anne Jones made the funding available and spent time assuring a beautiful facility is available to the community for today and generations to come. Don Kliewer coined the Mississippi Alumination name and brought the idea of collecting aluminum cans as a fundraiser.
To the Editor: After the 2000 election, I and many Democrats and Independents were devastated that George Bush won despite Al Gore receiving 300,000 more popular votes and the apparent hijacking of the presidency by the Supreme Court. As time passed and on the urging of Gore, we fell in step with the other half of the country with the assurance of Bush that he was a "uniter, not a divider." Years later we saw Bush for what he truly was and became disenchanted, if not hostile to his presidency, but only after he abused the Constitution and his trust with the American people.
To the Editor: I am writing about the wasteful and senseless spending of Red Wing taxpayers' money. My money, your money. Since when has the need become so urgent to invade the renters' privacy that someone is using our money to the tune of $150,000 or more to inspect and come through our homes. Because we rent, are we less clean or irresponsible or unworthy of the same respect and privacy as homeowners?