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To the Editor: I was up on Coon Hill taking my daily walk. On my way back down I encountered an older couple with a pit bull. The dog took off running straight at me. They grabbed for the trailing leash and missed. I could see the fear and panic in the couple's faces as the dog charged at me. They tried to call it back, but the dog totally ignored the couple. Having had dogs all my life I knew that the first thing I needed to do was pull the black neoprene face cover off so the dog would know I was a person. Then I called the dog to me ... he quit the charge and came up to me.
To the Editor: I have had the opportunity to substitute teach in Twin Bluff and at the senior high and have had great experiences at each school. Having been in public education for 40-plus years gives me some insight as to identifying a good school. A sub's day starts with signing in at the office early in the morning. When I am greeted by wonderful secretaries and given great lesson plans and directions, I know that I am going to have a good day.
To the Editor: President Obama and the Democratic leadership are shameless for using the tragic Connecticut school shootings to push their anti-gun agenda as somehow an instant solution to this horrific crime against innocent children. Rahm Emanuel, one of the Democrats' chief lieutenants, is quoted as saying, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." This is a perfect example of one of those moments for them. What the American public wants is for leadership to prevail to prevent such a horrific crime against innocent children from ever occurring again.
To the Editor: During the past year we all too frequently heard the admonition that "the job creators are the corporations, Wall Street and the upper 2 percent of our society." This is a fiction foisted on 98 percent of us to enable more favorable tax treatment for that select group. The truth of the matter is that the 98 percent are the true job creators. Factories, banks and businesses do not directly create the jobs.
To the Editor: The wind energy industry is predicting a dismal future for wind turbine farms if the Production Tax Credit for wind expires in 2013. That credit provides 2.2 cents per kilowatt hour to wind producers.
To the Editor: The senseless killing of 20 children and six adults tells me it is time to speak out. I am 82 and spent 45 years as a pastor. I have had many people tell me they don't believe the Bible is God's word. God's word is not validated by how many people believe. It is God's word because it is a gift from God. President Obama spoke at Newtown (Conn.) High School two days after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He started his speech by quoting 2 Corinthians 4: "Do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
To the Editor: Recently, there was a tragic shooting in the state of Connecticut. According to the media, the person with the weapon suffered from mental illness. Many people including myself suffer and live with mental illnesses. This does not mean that we go out and shoot people.
To the Editor: In the article "Minnesotans react to Connecticut shooting" (R-E, Dec. 15) Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, commented on the recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn. "The gun is going to get the bad rap here," he is quoted as saying.
To the Editor: I had the opportunity to speak to Dawnbreakers Kiwanis Thursday Dec. 13 regarding the food shelf program we have started at Red Wing High School. After explaining the program, the needs of our students, and the direction we are hoping to go, I began to pack up my things to head out the door. I was stopped and there was a motion and unanimous vote to contribute to the high school food shelf program.
To the Editor, We were so thankful to be a part of the fourth annual Shop with a Cop event Saturday Dec. 8 at Walmart. During the event, 20 youths from the Red Wing community, chosen by the Officer Travis Bray, Kids Count Staff and Red Wing School District social workers, were able to purchase Christmas gifts for each of their families. Walmart staff prepared a meal for the kids to eat before shopping and also prepared large food bags, which included a turkey and trimmings for a Christmas meal.