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Letters

  • Too much doubt for execution

    Troy Davis is scheduled for execution in Georgia today for the murder of a policeman, even though almost all the original witnesses have signed affidavits reversing their earlier testimony. Most claim their testimony was forced by the police. Numerous witnesses have said that another man, one of Davis’ original witnesses, has claimed to have committed the murder.

  • Don’t blame the dittoheads

    The following is a response to your column on Aug. 29, “Facts and opinions.”

    I am a “dittohead.” Yes! I listen to Rush Limbaugh! But you got it wrong. Dittoheads are not robots. Dittohead no longer believe the spin and distortions from omission of facts that Mainstream Media perpetuate.

  • Nuestra Historia a memorable read

    I am writing to let you know how much we enjoy and appreciate reading “Nuestra Historia” in the Las Vegas Optic. In the early 1950s, about 100 families from Las Vegas, N.M., came to Las Vegas, Nev., to work in the early stages of the atomic testings in Nevada.

    Most of us are in our 60s, 70s and 80s. We all enjoy reading the Optic.

    I lived in Old Town 1932-1941 on Rincon Street. In 1941, we moved to New Town on Eighth Street to a neighborhood called La Placita de Los Maestas. I had the honor of attending Castle School.

  • Two flags, one sign of trouble

    One week ago today, I went to drop off my garbage at the one of the county collection sites. The time was 10:30 in the morning. As I passed the elementary school located adjacent to the “solid waste disposal facility,” I noticed that the national and state flags were improperly displayed. First, the New Mexico state flag was on top of the U.S. flag.

  • Another tainted execution coming

    Yet another execution is scheduled for a probably innocent person. This time it’s Troy Davis in Georgia.

    In a trial tainted by racial and economic injustice, police misconduct, highly questionable eyewitness testimony, and lacking any physical evidence, Troy Davis was convicted in the 1989 slaying of a Savannah, Ga., off-duty police officer.

    Requests for clemency come from Nobel Prize winners Desmond Tutu, Jose Ramos Horta, and President Jimmy Carter, many members of the United States Congress, the Pope, and numerous other notable individuals.

  • Mil Gracias

    On behalf of Alta Vista Regional Hospital, I extend our appreciation to our Partners Superior Ambulance, Collins Dental, Community 1st Bank, The Bank of Las Vegas and Walgreens for their contribution to the fourth annual “Back to School Health and Safety Event.”

  • Criticism of board decision

    At the Mora school board meeting held Aug. 16, an offer was made by Help New Mexico offering the Mora schools almost $8,000 a year for rental space. The offer was voted down by a 3-2 vote after George Trujillo called it a political movida. It is my opinion the George is the only person who does political movidas. Mr. Board Chairman, couldn’t the school use this money?

  • Giuliani just won’t leave us alone

    Here I thought we got rid of (former managing editor David) Giuliani’s biases and bigotry, but it would seem he will continue to haunt Las Vegas even unto the grave.

  • Congratulations to Bustos, Chavez

    Congratulations, Vera Bustos! I have been an admirer of this girl’s accomplishments all through her high school and college years. She is a determined hard-working scholar star and she has now found the rainbow with a contract to play professional league in Greece with a round-trip airfare and fully furnished apartment paid by her team. How exciting is that? I am very proud of you and wish you many more blessings. When you can, let us know by way of the Las Vegas Optic how you are doing, OK?

  • Good service after hours

    My wife and I attended the recent Team Cutter/Hot Vegas Nights car show and had a mechanical problem with our show car. Having limited tools and resources, we expected a long expensive tow home.