Dear Editor: 6-27-14

June 27, 2014 • Dear Editor

Dear Editor,

How many times does Keith Bell get to cross the line?

His Friday portrayal of pit bulls is a travesty! People abuse animals, making them mean. They aren’t born that way.

Stop breed discrimination. Don’t perpetuate it.


Carol Nail



Dear Editor,

On May 30, your newspaper published an insightful article by [auth] Mr. Glen Mollette titled “We must change how we raise our children.” He focused on the fact that most children, now-a-days, do not experience the feeling of accomplishment, which children of earlier generations did. This is, because young people are given so much to keep them entertained. Many arrive home from school, and without the responsibility of chores to do, they spend time in their rooms in front of computers, texting, posting on Facebook or on their expensive cell phones.

Many readers agree with Mr. Mollette’s assessment of many of our youth. However, all is not lost.

Because of teachers like Mrs. Margaret Bohlin, whose love of science, and her determination to expose as many youngsters as possible to the excitement and challenge of science, technology, engineering and math, the children of Roswell are very fortunate. This goal is made possible through Camp Invention, a nation-wide, week-long camp of hands-on activities that encourage children to observe, collect information, and by using recycled materials, create amazing inventions like such diverse things as vehicles that can morph to be used on land, sea and in the air, bug pinball machines and bionic hands, to name a few.

As a result of Mrs. Bohlin’s efforts, and the support of four qualified teachers, four teen-

age counselors, and four parent volunteers, 68 enthusiastic Roswell youngsters, during the first week of June, spent from 9 a.m.-3.30 p.m. using their minds, their imaginations, and their collaborative creative skills at the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Education Campus. This is the sixth science camp directed by Mrs. Bohlin.

I believe that if Mr. Mollette has an opportunity to visit a Camp Invention in progress, he would be happy to see the looks of pride and accomplishment on the faces of the young inventors!

We thank Mrs. Bohlin, her staff, and all the parents and children who participated in this

fun learning experience. Sincere thanks, also, to the very generous people who gave financial support that provided scholarships for many campers. You may learn more about Camp Invention by logging onto


Margaret Rodriguez



Dear Editor,

What is it with the uproar by the local politicios and their supporters concerning the arrival of those illegal immigrants in the area? One would think that a terrible plague was descending on us.

There should be a welcoming and efforts made to greet these unfortunate people. What are those words on the base of the lady — the statue of Liberty in N.Y. harbor? “Send these the wretched, homeless, lost to me beside the golden shores.”

That’s why my grandma and mother came to the USA. They were welcomed where they lived at first in Brooklyn, N.Y.

This nation is a land of immigrants from all over the world. That is what we used to be — a land of freedom and opportunity not scorn. Let’s return to the land of the golden shores and welcome those who risk their lives to come here.

William Biney


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