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June 22, 2014

You Said It: About city nicknames, educating the workforce and storm sirens

About city nicknames, educating the workforce and storm sirens

Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

The Herald Bulletin posted a question on its Facebook page and asked "What should Anderson's nickname be?'' Most suggestions were derogatory. (June 12)

• "Gas Boom, Automotive Central, & Colt's Camp to Reborn Again!"

• "Home town Anderson, make a difference people, if you live here than help make a beautiful city."

• "It's been known as A -Town for ages. What's wrong with it?"

• "You really want to open this can of worms up?"

THB: Most of the nicknames suggested, don't bear repeating. Ever hear the phrase "If you repeat something often enough it becomes the truth?"

Anderson is setting an ambitious target of creating 8,000 jobs over the next 10 years. (June 20)

• "He is right on point though with the idea of educating the workforce. Businesses won't come to Anderson or hire from here if the citizens aren't qualified."

THB: This plan comes a day after the city announced plans to create a high-tech manufacturing center in cooperation with Purdue University and the Flagship Enterprise Center. There are many different criteria that businesses consider when looking at a community and education is one of them. Education is key and everyone benefits.

City and county residents question why warning sirens were not activated during the June 19 storms.

• "The sirens should have sounded. They never know if a tornado will change paths. I think it is someone slacking on their job."

• "I wonder why the sirens didn't go off in Anderson?"

• "I live in Adams township in southern Madison and we had no sirens either... I'm thoroughly disgusted at this! Had it not been for my phone we would have never known!"

THB: According to confirmation from the city, no siren sounded because Anderson's weather spotters didn't think Anderson was under any serious threat.

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