Letters to the Editor

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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Time to let Mitchell drive

    The question of the crime Matt Mitchell committed when he crossed over the center line of Interstate 64 and caused the death of those two young ladies is well known. He was charged and pled guilty and was sentenced.

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    Gas prices out of line

    For the period of Aug. 22 to Aug. 24, gasoline in the O'Fallon area was 20 to 40 cents more expensive than any other location in the metro-east, and at least 20 cents higher than gas prices in the Chicago area.

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    Standards fall

    Remember when one rude T-shirt slogan among 1,000 people was all the media needed to portray the entire Tea Party movement as racist?

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    A different interpretation

    Maybe I am interpreting John Mitan's highlighted letter, "More like a life jacket" incorrectly.

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    Know how to not get shot?

    Could Michael Brown's friends list three things Michael could have done or should not have done to avoid getting shot by a police officer?

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    Sound-off 9/1

    As they always do, our readers have the last word in our Monday Sound-Off column:

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    Just politics in disguise

    I received one of the taxpayer-funded mailers from state Rep. Dwight Kay that was mentioned in a recent Belleville News-Democrat article. In the article Kay talks about these mailers being informative. If Kay wanted to update me about legislation that passed during the recent session, he should ...

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    Another bridge to nowhere?

    I read the recent announcement in the BND of Illinois' $36 million in St. Clair County road projects with ambivalence. I wondered how many county residents were ecstatic when they read the details over their morning coffee. If such a roadway windfall was right on target, shouldn't there be...

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    Values count in an election

    As the political season draws near, beware of politicians who say they don't want to impose their values upon others. This gobbledygook is just double-talk, meaning these politicians are pandering to their political base.

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    Give group home a chance

    The Belleville City Council recently approved the introduction of a group home in the Green Mount subdivision (News-Democrat, Aug. 18). This was accomplished amid a growing concern from some of the Green Mount residents of the ramifications of such a home.

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