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Letters

  • Raise for music teacher wouldn’t be fair

    I couldn’t help but notice the (article) in (last week’s) paper about Mr. Martin Sena asking the Las Vegas City Schools district for more money or pay because he was offered a music position at the Pecos Independent School District.

    As an equal opportunity school district, would this be fair to the rest of the school employees?

    What about sports. Sports coaches work very hard every day after school training their students for upcoming games or competition.

  • Certain death vs. a chance at life

    Ms. (Joan) Krohn seems willingly to have misread the critique of her “trust women” theme and, in the process, to have made some amazing leaps of logic.

    In questioning the wisdom of blindly trusting any and all women to make life and death decisions for the babies they carry, those of us who are anti-abortion are pointing out that women are not magically blessed with good judgment.

  • Why was Cindy Collins excluded?

    I know you have many bases to cover and yes, I’m a week behind in my reading for various reasons. However, as nice as was the story of Oct. 14-15 about “Bridge Street award celebrated,” I wonder why Cindy Collins was not in the photo of the men (and woman) receiving the award? Cindy did all the work, yet she is barely mentioned in third paragraph down as “Cindy Collins, executive director of Main Street de Las Vegas, introduced various dignitaries.”

  • Mil gracias - Oct. 25, 2013
  • In search of pride and ambition

    I was seated in a local restaurant reading the newspaper and enjoying lunch when I was distracted by individuals in an adjoining booth boasting on how long they have been able to get away with extended unemployment, food stamps, welfare and how easy it was to get their free government cell phone.

  • Animal neglect is a serious problem

    Ecclesiastes 3:19 : “For what happens to the children of man and what happens to the beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts, for all is vanity...” Letters to the Optic regarding the subject of abortion have appeared with frequency over the past few months.

  • We must continue to trust women

    “Miley Cyrus and Lindsay Lohan” are examples of women who cannot be trusted. This is according to Mary Vermillion in her Optic letter of Sept. 27 regarding abortion. If one of these two misbehaving celebrities should find herself in an unplanned (or crisis) pregnancy, no choice for her! This raises a critical question: If you can’t trust a woman with a choice, how can you trust her with a baby?

  • Our war on children

    “The chief executive of Britain’s biggest abortion charity has said women are legally free to arrange an abortion because they are unhappy with the sex of their unborn baby.” — (UK Telegraph Oct. 7) Wonder what’s next.

    Some say when you can’t win an argument, change the subject. That’s exactly what Marshall Poole is attempting to do in his recent letter to the editor. His 1,100 words of rabbit trails are diversions from the issue of “life.”

  • Local hero deserves recognition

    Jerry Flores was an outstanding West Las Vegas High School athlete and scholar. He went on to sacrifice life and limb in the Vietnam War, where he paid the ultimate price — he gave his life for the values inculcated in him by his illustrious family, school and community.

    I find it only fitting that the West Las Vegas School Board provide an appropriate and well-deserved honor to this exemplary student, citizen, brother and beloved child by naming a school building appropriate to his honor.

  • The 11th Hour is here

    We say no to poisoned water and polluted air. A report from Environment America states that 280 billion gallons of toxic wastewater from fracking in the United States was generated in 2012 and 450,000 tons of air pollution was produced in one year.

    As the San Miguel County Moratorium on fracking nears its end, citizens are making every effort to ban natural gas fracking.

    Two Las Vegas groups, Casa de Cultura and the Committee for Clean Water, Air and Earth are bringing people together for a rally at the Old Town Plaza Park, Friday, Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m.