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Dear Editor: Dangerous job for law enforcement officers

November 5, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Why would anyone want to be a LEO (Law Enforcement Officer)? It is a dangerous, sometimes violent, thankless job where you work all hours of the day and night, weekends and holidays, with low pay and little respect. You must be perfect all the time in your split-second decisions or face criticism or worse. I’d [&hellip...

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The sky is falling

November 4, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Regarding Tom McDonald’s column in the RDR 10/29/15. Time, 6/24/74 and Newsweek, 4/28/75 ran front covers and articles about the crippling dangers of (a global cooling) observance, and now, just a few years later, the danger is reversed. You, and Al Gore,...

Streets named after criminals

November 3, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Why must we name buildings, streets and schools after people? We now have children attending schools named for people who are criminals, some who are still in prison. Sue Coghill Roswell...

Street names not the issue

November 3, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Upon reading the RDR dated October 28, the names of Elena Velasquez and Juan Oropesa, two members of the Roswell City Council, state that they want S. Main/McGaffey streets to the RIAC changed to Cesar Chaves Boulevard. First off, I have no problem with...

New theater seats are great

November 3, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Wow, the new seats at the Allen theater are just fantastic, and everyone should know. Comparable to a Lazy Boy recliner with electric controls for back and legs, and a huge leap forward in customer comfort and enjoyment. We enjoyed them (recently) and all...

Chavez on immigration

November 3, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

As a person who “appears to be Anglo”, as the Record so hilariously worded it, I want to say that I am a whole-hearted supporter of the late Cesar Chavez. I lived in San Jose, California during the famous Don’t Eat Grapes campaign. Most of us were on...

Dear Editor: Alternative street ideas shoved to the side

November 1, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

As an attendee and speaker at Tuesday’s committee meeting I have to take a bit of issue with reporter Jeff Tucker’s analysis of some parts of the meeting. I personally admire Mr. Tucker’s reportage and believe he strives mightily for objectivity. His...

Dear Editor: Opposing complete streets concept

October 29, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Mr. Harold Morgan seems to defend the status quo of more and more streets designed for speeding cars which often turn into creeping traffic jams. (October 27th Op Ed “Complete Streets allow fewer vehicles.” According to his logic, it is better to live and...

Crime, violence and drugs

October 28, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

As I look back, I know it is getting worse. In my opinion, it got worse when the United States stopped drafting our youth into the Army. Many of our youth didn’t go to college and didn’t work. A lot of them joined gangs and got into trouble. Now, our...

Meat industry is scary

October 28, 2015 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I was never scared of all the witches, zombies, and assorted goblins wandering around on Halloween next Saturday night. What really used to scare me was the meat industry. This is the industry that mutilates, cages, and butchers billions of cows, pigs, and...