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    School board, don't cave

    Like the sun rising in the east, the teachers strike in Highland brought out fear talk about the "devastating" effect a strike would have on kids and athletics, especially our state-ranked football team. Our athletic director (also a teacher with a stake in threatening disaster) has canceled all...

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    So few reasons to vote

    BND letter writer James Saffel Sr. wondered why so few people vote in recent elections: Wonder no more about who or what the reasons are.

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    Be aware of ovarian cancer

    September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. There are so many awareness months (and weeks, and days) that it can be easy to ignore the latest. However, this cause is one I pay attention to because ovarian cancer has affected my life. My mom, Brenda Dame, was diagnosed with stage III ovarian...

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    Follow the tax dollars

    I now have the answer to my question of a month ago. Where does the $2.37 fee for Illinois license stickers go? To state Sen. James Clayborne's women friends. Yes, the women who got $75,000- and $85,000-a-year jobs. These jobs must have been in the budget or else the fees paid their salaries.

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    In defense of our president

    Once again I'm writing to the readers of the News-Democrat concerning all the misleading attacks on our president.

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    Root out corruption in St. Clair County

    The rich and the powerful take what they want. They don't care who they hurt. So what do the American people need? Leverage, and not just at the polls. Watch a few episodes of "Leverage" and you'll know what I'm talking about.

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    Worlds apart in Belleville

    What a dichotomy between St. Elizabeth's Hospital's spokesman and Belleville. It's like they are from two different planets. But they are not, just from two different points of view.

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    Progressives know best?

    The progressives were right about something. The country was crying out for a national safety net, especially following the Great Depression. Americans agreed that we should pool our resources to protect hard-working families.

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    Drop 'greedy' from strike vocabulary

    I am both saddened and outraged by the quotes published in your newspaper from Highland residents regarding the teachers strike. To say that the teachers are being "greedy" is simply not true.

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    Wrong day to picket

    How dare the Highland public school teachers have the audacity to picket on the anniversary of Sept. 11? As the American public mourned and remembered the more than 3,000 brave individuals who lost their lives 13 years ago, the teachers were not remembering our fallen but promoting their own self...

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