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March 6, 2014

Viewpoint: Residents should work together for a better Anderson

“Minority Coalition shares 10-point plan for improvement” (Page 1, Feb. 14). Will someone please explain to me how a group of people that meet and complain, insult, and attack those attempting to do their best, and then issue threats to the same, could possibly be doing so in the name of progress or problem resolution?

A teacher does not care if you’re purple or green. If you are respectful and eager to learn, you will have a friend for life and unlimited possibilities in your life. The Rev. Anthony Harris needs to volunteer — helping slow readers, putting library books back on shelves, helping at lunchtime, or helping with an after-school event. However, if Rev. Harris has actually seen any child, black, white or purple, being treated unfairly by an educator, that was the time to act. To proclaim at some gathering “our schools don’t care enough about black children,” is an insult to every educator everywhere.

The Herald Bulletin really doesn’t care what color you are, they report the news. (Notice here I did not mention your political affiliation.) They, too, are not deserving of threats as they are covering the news to the best of their ability.

Politicians’ promises sounds like an oxymoron, but elected officials are deserving of respect. They are serving the citizenry, working in the interest of all. They, too don’t care what color you are. Elected officials attempt to find solutions for all the problems of an entire city and I’m sure they hear more complaints than praise for their efforts.

As for health care — and this city is very fortunate to have not one, but two great hospitals — institutions with numerous programs for every citizen regardless of their ethnic group, and color does not matter to them, either. Contrary to Anthony Malone’s opinion that was quoted at the gathering, “If you get sick, you probably shouldn’t live in Anderson.” If you are sick, your chances for survival are good in Anderson. Sure, we could undoubtedly use more doctors, but a comment like that one (if he really said that) is disrespectful to all the dedicated hardworking health care providers in the entire county.

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  • Letter: Birth control, abortion should be woman's choice Why are Republicans so gung-ho on restricting birth control and abortion? That's easy. Republican legislators are so unpopular because they don't legislate and literally block all bills that would help the middle and lower income classes.

    July 22, 2014

  • Bannon, Tom Viewpoint: Paramount is an investment that is paying dividends About 25 years ago the citizens of Anderson made a decision that would have a long lasting impact on the community. Instead of saving the old Paramount Theatre, which had fallen into serious disrepair, it was decided that the easy and prudent decision was to get rid of the building to create additional downtown parking. Shortly after the Paramount came down, the community got rid of another abandoned structure when the old Carnegie Building, which was the former home of the Anderson Public Library, was torn down.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Letter: Wall Street should not be in politics Talk about corruption, ponzi schemes, we're looking at you, Wall Street, controlling the prices of our food, gasoline and clothing we must buy and about every company in America — while trashing President Obama, the Affordable Health Care Plan, along with every Democrat, to influence our elections, at the same time.

    July 17, 2014

  • Letter: 23 Relay for Life teams raised $40,000 As chairs of this year's American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Madison County, we would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support.

    July 17, 2014

  • Letter: Ritz under attack by state education board I attended the Indiana State Board of Education meeting in Indianapolis on Wednesday, July 9, and was genuinely disturbed by what I saw.

    July 17, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Dispatchers should not lose wages, benefits In regard to the plan to combine the city and county dispatch centers to one unit: Since this has come up it has pointed out a shameful tragedy of a group of employees in a life-saving unit of government. The city's emergency dispatch operators haven't had a pay raise in about 10 years.

    July 16, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Law trumps compassion on immigration problem As I was watching a debate on the immigration problem, the "build a fence" participant appeared to lose considerable moral ground when his liberal counterpart said, "There is a high moral ground … I would like to have an open border situation. It would be good for this country …. " She summarized by saying we ought to be a "compassionate nation."

    July 15, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Goodstock crowd continues to be considerate On July 5th Good’s Candy Shop held its sixth annual Goodstock. This event features live music, food and a car show. This year was a record turnout with 120 cars on display and over 1,200 people visiting.

    July 14, 2014

  • Letter: Dickmanns set a good example for city What a beautifully warm day and what a great day for the city of Anderson on July 3. The Anderson Town Center Park was renamed the Dickmann Town Center Park by Mayor Kevin Smith during a ceremony that was attended by an enthusiastic crowd.

    July 12, 2014

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