An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: By The Associated Press On Amtrak: ... President Obama and top Democrats on Capitol Hill want to pump up mass transit, including Amtrak, with massive new federal subsidies. They may even go as far as reviving one of Amtrak's biggest losers, the old Sunset Limited Line that passed through Atmore, Pascagoula and Mobile. Passenger service on the Sunset Limited, a route that runs from Los Angeles to Orlando, Fla., was suspended east of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast in 2005.
WASHINGTON -- It was not the soaring rhetoric that is Barack Obama's signature, but he recently offered the sound bite that may define his presidency: "Don't bet against us." There are reasons to believe that his confident words -- they were about health care reform, but have broader application -- were not the bombast of a bluffer exaggerating the strength of his hand.
District 13 Sen. Joe Gimse, 105 State Office Building, 100 Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155. Ph.: (651) 296-3826. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org District 13A Rep. Bud Heidgerken, 237 State Office Building, 100 Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155. Ph.: 651-296-4317. E-mail: email@example.com District 13B Rep. Al Juhnke, 281 State Office Building, 100 Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155. Ph.: 651-296-6206. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org District 14 Sen. Michelle Fischbach, 153 State Office Building, 100 Dr. Rev.
Hats off from a Clara City woman to the young man who gave up his appointment so she could get in to see her dentist for emergency tooth pain. She writes, "I had waited a long time and was talking to the receptionist who told me all the morning appointments had shown up. That I could come back in the afternoon and try again." The young man offered his appointment time and said he would reschedule. "I don't know his name, but I thought that was an incredible man. Not many people would be so nice and caring. Thank you again," she wrote.
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I do not look at myself as being politically motivated, but I was very disappointed in the local Republican Party float that was in Spicer's 4th of July parade. I don't think that any day is a good day to bash the president of the United States, but to do so on the celebration of our country's birth is totally uncalled for!
After reading the letter to the editor in the July 8 paper criticizing Rep. Collin Peterson for voting yes for "cap and trade," to be fair I think it should have also been written that he voted "no" regarding the stimulus, which in my opinion is a "gutsy" move for a Democrat. Bruce Bottge Granite Falls
We welcome letters to the editor on topics of public interest. Your letter should be clear and concise. Letters should not exceed 350 words. You may send your letter via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org , fax to: (320) 235.6769 or mail to: Letters the Editor, West Central Tribune, P.O. Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201.0839.
Hats off to the anonymous man who paid my almost $400 prescription bill at Willmar Affiliated Community Medical Center. The man overheard the pharmacist explaining that I had hit the dreaded insurance "donut hole." When I went to pay for the prescriptions, the clerk told me the man had already paid for them. I want to publicly thank him for his generosity and will be watching for my opportunity to "Pay it Forward."
I am writing with concern about the condition of the local recreation area at Robbins Island. I took my two daughters and three grandkids to Robbins Island on Tuesday, July 7, to enjoy some swimming and playing at the beach. Much to my surprise what I saw there was disgusting. Who controls the area? Why was the beach area and grass area surrounding this lake covered with s--t? Was it human? Dog or cat? There was trash everywhere also. There were two lifeguards on duty and only three people swimming. If the Department of Health were to test this water, they would probably be shut down.