Letters – ABC Ingles http://abcingles.net/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:53:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://abcingles.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-4-150x150.png Letters – ABC Ingles http://abcingles.net/ 32 32 Letters to the Editor – Merrill Foto News https://abcingles.net/2022/11/22/letters-to-the-editor-merrill-foto-news/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 18:31:20 +0000 https://abcingles.net/2022/11/22/letters-to-the-editor-merrill-foto-news/ We welcome Letters to the Editor, a chance for community members to comment on issues that matter to them. All letters must be originals, not duplicates of letters addressed to public officials or written by others. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author of the letter and do not necessarily reflect the […]]]>

We welcome Letters to the Editor, a chance for community members to comment on issues that matter to them. All letters must be originals, not duplicates of letters addressed to public officials or written by others. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author of the letter and do not necessarily reflect the views of this publication, its editors, publisher or staff.

For the editor:
I shamelessly admit that I spent my early years in Chicago, where crossing town often meant traveling on the infamous CTA (aka Chicago Transit Authority). Anyone who has had this questionable experience can attest to its somewhat sketchy reputation. Some of the bus drivers were the embodiment of Ralph Kramden! So imagine my surprise when I moved to Merrill a few years ago and discovered that not all transit systems are the same.
The Merrill Transit Authority, better known as the Merrill Go Round, is a wonderful way to get around town. The office staff are top notch and the drivers are attentive and efficient. What prompted me to write this came from a discussion with a new resident who was misinformed about this service.
No, there are no conventional “bus stops”. Call and they will pick you up wherever you want. Tell them when you want to come back and they will bring you back. All for an incredibly low price! They can accommodate anyone despite your mobility [issues]. Each bus is equipped with a ramp and even seats for wheelchairs.
It’s that time of year when the snow makes getting around town difficult. Even if you have a vehicle, why not take the bus, and how about going to work?
The Merrill Go Round is a valuable resource for anyone of any age. Just in case you don’t know how to reach them, the number is 715.536.7112.

– Tank Seetan
Merrill, Wis.

For the editor:
October 24, 2022 marked the beginning of the 100th year of residence of the Sisters of the Holy Cross in Merrill. During these years, the Sisters associated with the city and helped to meet the needs of this community and the surrounding region. From building and staffing Holy Cross Hospital to addressing the growing need for aged care by converting Holy Cross Convent into the Bell Tower Residence, they have engaged in pastoral care, health care , elderly care and education. The sisters have served on many community boards and volunteered in many programs to help those in need. Beyond that, they promoted social awareness of environmental protection, domestic violence, and human trafficking.
I guess each of us has been touched in some way by the kindness, consideration and support of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. Maybe you or a family member needed care at the local hospital, elderly care (lifeline, visiting nurse, or assisted living), the pantry, or the free clinic, to name a few. Maybe a sister was your elementary school teacher or you attended Holy Cross High School or Junior College. In many ways, the Sisters of the Holy Cross lived the words of their founder, Father Theodosius: “The need of time is the will of God.
As we gather at Thanksgiving and pause to consider all that we are grateful for, please keep the Sisters of the Holy Cross in mind. They are God’s gift to this community. Happy Thanksgiving!

– Sharon dimmer
Merrill, Wis.

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Write letters to Santa, help a child in need at the Cane Bay Library in December https://abcingles.net/2022/11/19/write-letters-to-santa-help-a-child-in-need-at-the-cane-bay-library-in-december/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 20:26:42 +0000 https://abcingles.net/2022/11/19/write-letters-to-santa-help-a-child-in-need-at-the-cane-bay-library-in-december/ SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCBD) – The Cane Bay Library will host Operation ELF and offer a Letters to Santa mailbox in December. The Cane Bay Library of the Berkeley County Library System invites the community to celebrate the holiday season with Operation ELF and Letters to Santa. Colonial Lake will sparkle for the 2022 holiday season […]]]>

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCBD) – The Cane Bay Library will host Operation ELF and offer a Letters to Santa mailbox in December.

The Cane Bay Library of the Berkeley County Library System invites the community to celebrate the holiday season with Operation ELF and Letters to Santa.

Operation ELF

BCLS has partnered with the Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center to host Operation ELF 2022. The Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center provides families in Dorchester and Berkeley counties with a safe place for children to receive support, crisis intervention and medical references.

ELF is an acronym for improving the lives of families in our community.

The library invites the community to collect the tag from a low-income child’s wish list and bring the unwrapped items to the Cane Bay Library by December 6.

Letters to Santa Claus

Santa’s Mailbox will be open at the Cane Bay Library from November 28 to December 19.

BCLS will provide wishlist letter templates on site. Each child who completes a wish list will receive a commemorative holiday button.

Participants are encouraged to leave a self-addressed, stamped envelope with their letter to receive a letter from Santa Claus by post.

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Donations needed at food drive Nov. 18-20 on Peninsula – The Virginian-Pilot https://abcingles.net/2022/11/14/donations-needed-at-food-drive-nov-18-20-on-peninsula-the-virginian-pilot/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 23:02:44 +0000 https://abcingles.net/2022/11/14/donations-needed-at-food-drive-nov-18-20-on-peninsula-the-virginian-pilot/ Regarding “Feeding Our Hungry Neighbours” (Our Views, November 2): The editorial could not have come at a more urgent time. As the prices of many basic necessities (food, rent, utilities, transportation) have increased by up to 40%, Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and our partner agencies are receiving increasing requests for food assistance, while the amount of […]]]>

Regarding “Feeding Our Hungry Neighbours” (Our Views, November 2): The editorial could not have come at a more urgent time. As the prices of many basic necessities (food, rent, utilities, transportation) have increased by up to 40%, Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and our partner agencies are receiving increasing requests for food assistance, while the amount of food donations has decreased considerably. In October, we served 15% more people than in October 2021. These numbers are limited by our ability to transport the appropriate amount of food to our mobile pantry locations, so we know the need is in fact higher. At our recent monthly mobile pantry at the Hampton Coliseum, which normally operates from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., we reached capacity at 9:30 a.m., even after adding enough food for 50 additional households.

We currently rely on purchased food to make up for the lack of donated food. However, in addition to increasing the cost of purchased food, supply chain delays make it difficult to maintain a reliable supply of purchased food for our partner agencies. This is where our generous Peninsula community comes in.

The 26th annual Mayflower Marathon Food Drive will take place Nov. 18-20 at the Kroger on Mercury Boulevard in Hampton and the Kroger on Victory Boulevard in Yorktown. This 24-hour food drive is an opportunity to ensure that our neighbors in need will have the nutritious food essential for good health. We will be accepting turkeys, canned goods and cash to help restock our shelves. We look forward to welcoming our generous donors to this drive-in event.

Karen Joyner, CEO, Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, Suffolk

If Gov. Glenn Youngkin really wants to be recognized for improving the academic performance of Virginia students, he will support school districts that want to restrict cellphone access. You don’t need to have worked in a high school like me to know that young people are addicted to their use of the telephone. All you have to do is watch teens stare at their phones while walking around oblivious to everything around them.

Learning loss due to prolonged school closures and reliance on distance learning can be eliminated. In addition to reducing cellphone distraction in academia, we should eliminate long summer vacations that were initiated based on the food growing season. Spread shorter breaks throughout the year and remember that these respites are meant to be a period of refreshment after hard work. School calendars should be extended to 190 days, as is the case in Finland’s highly respected system. Let’s commit to English and math lessons of up to 20 students, so teachers can teach more effectively. Above all, the old village sages among us should hammer into the heads of the young people that they cannot entertain themselves in order to become well-educated.

If Youngkin is serious about improving education, he will encourage meaningful change and not pander to parent groups, encourage us to be afraid of historical truths, punish teenagers who genuinely work on issues of gender identity and will play the blame game on COVID-19-related learning loss.

David Meyerholz, Virginia Beach

Regarding “Virginia Stepping Up to Help Reduce Road Deaths” (Our Views, Nov. 9): The editorial says Virginia is willing to spend $672.4 million on highway infrastructure to make safer roads. Some infrastructure investment will help, but what is needed is for Virginia drivers to take responsibility.

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It is obvious that when you drive on our streets and highways, there are insecure drivers who cause problems (speeding, red lights on, changing lanes without signaling, etc.). Driving is a privilege, not a right. Try driving at the speed limit on our freeways and major streets, and you’ll see how many people break city and state speed limits. The police and the gendarmerie need help. Investing in speed cameras and red light cameras would do more to save lives. As stated in the editorial, it is the driver’s responsibility to make our highways safe. I know more tickets would save lives.

Arthur Garrenton, Virginia Beach

Re “Gas Prices” (Your Views, November 5): John Gladden is right that our government does not control world oil prices. Our government controls policies that would encourage or discourage oil companies to invest in producing more oil or refining more gas. The Biden administration has said it wants to end the use of fossil fuels and shut down the oil industry and has implemented regulations and policies that discourage oil production and refining.

President Joe Biden may not be pricing our gasoline, diesel, and fuel oil, but his policies are directly responsible for the rising costs we are experiencing.

Helmut Walter, Yorktown

The UN is a paper lamb incapable of stopping the aggression of one country against another. Russia has invaded Ukraine, but the UN can’t do anything about it. So what is the value of a United Nations that cannot act against its rogue members? It was designed so that members of the Security Council could not be held responsible for their aggression.

Larry Wexler, Virginia Beach

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Bury the power lines to keep Florida’s lights on https://abcingles.net/2022/11/11/bury-the-power-lines-to-keep-floridas-lights-on/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 10:02:26 +0000 https://abcingles.net/2022/11/11/bury-the-power-lines-to-keep-floridas-lights-on/ Bury our power lines Nicole Cuts Power to Thousands of People in Tampa Bay and Across Florida | November 10 After every major hurricane there is always a cry to bury the power lines. After Hurricane Ian, 2.1 million Florida Power & Light customers lost power. FPL states on their website that “underground power lines […]]]>

Bury our power lines

Nicole Cuts Power to Thousands of People in Tampa Bay and Across Florida | November 10

After every major hurricane there is always a cry to bury the power lines. After Hurricane Ian, 2.1 million Florida Power & Light customers lost power. FPL states on their website that “underground power lines are more reliable than overhead lines”, but they use “aerial standard as the most cost effective type of construction”. Then the utility announced plans to collect $1.1 billion from customers to pay for power restoration after Ian. Gathering information from the utility’s website, I conclude that cost is preferred over reliability. Adding up all the direct costs of restoring power and the indirect costs to Florida’s economy, it makes sense for me to bury the lines. How sad is it that we are in 2022 and have a system that depends on wires hanging from poles?

Ben Furleigh, Port Charlotte

Honor our veterans

veterans day

Today, on this Veterans Day, let us share our gratitude and appreciation to our veterans and their families for their unimaginable sacrifice and service to our nation. Today — and every day — let us honor these heroes not only with our words but also with our actions.

Paul Bacon, Hallandal Beach

Summer time all year round

How Florida, the nation’s biggest swing state, turned dark red | November 10

As a “blue voter”, I am disappointed with the results of the midterm elections in Florida. But even I could support a Republican who promises — and delivers — year-round DST in Florida.

Charles Lehnert, downtown sun

Don’t feel so free

Florida GOP sweep | November 9

Freedom won in Florida? Are you serious? With all these new state laws — many of which limit my personal and professional freedoms — enacted by the GOP-dominated Florida Legislature this year, I don’t think so.

David Bourg, Tampa

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VIA apologized; Alamodome does not have https://abcingles.net/2022/11/06/via-apologized-alamodome-does-not-have/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 01:15:24 +0000 https://abcingles.net/2022/11/06/via-apologized-alamodome-does-not-have/ I read with interest the article about a group of investors buying the Missions baseball club and building a new stadium downtown (“Group of investors seeks to buy Missions”, Front Page, Tuesday). I’m a huge baseball fan, but I agree with County Commissioner Tommy Calvert on using taxpayer dollars for a minor league sports team. […]]]>

I read with interest the article about a group of investors buying the Missions baseball club and building a new stadium downtown (“Group of investors seeks to buy Missions”, Front Page, Tuesday).

I’m a huge baseball fan, but I agree with County Commissioner Tommy Calvert on using taxpayer dollars for a minor league sports team. He comments that there are more pressing issues, such as “high prices for gasoline, food, public safety and housing.”

He then states that The Link is the “only logical project to complete San Antonio’s historic River Walk”.

I guess I missed something. There’s nothing wrong with spending taxpayers’ money on The Link. But how does this contribute to food and gas prices, public safety and housing? I guess it’s okay to spend on anything that floats on your boat.

Tony Petri

Elton John concert

Chaos in the Alamodome…

The city of San Antonio and Alamodome management have really let down paying patrons for the Elton John show on October 29.

We arrived at 7:30 p.m. and entered the building at 8:40 p.m. Our tickets clearly indicated Gate 3. But Gate 3 was closed, along with many other gates. The few open doors had very few ticket scanners and couldn’t begin to let enough people in.

It was a dangerous situation that came and went. Door 4 was knocked over when someone inside opened an exterior door.

The Alamodome was insufficiently staffed to handle the massive crowd. It was dangerous and scary to see people pass a baby on a 7ft drop and others jump over a retaining wall to get out of the nearly overwhelming crowd.

VIA publicly apologized; the Alamodome does not.

San Antonio, Alamodome management is bracing taxpayers for a massive run-and-shove lawsuit.

Kudos to the San Antonio Police Department who did a wonderful job helping those of us who walked miles and crossed different streets.

It was Elton John’s last trip to the Alamodome, and mine too.

Patricia “Patty” Taylor

… and in the street

I drive for a company of drivers. We have driven groups, corporate and private, to and from the Alamodome for over 12 years. The Elton John concert was the first time someone got traffic control completely wrong. It was total chaos.

It took over an hour to drop my group off at parking lot A and another at parking lot Bill Miller. Anyone without a parking permit had to walk at least half a mile, and in most cases at least a mile. Many spectators had to be at least an hour late.

And why did the city have to block off all the streets surrounding the dome after the concert? How to recover our groups? I was told the streets would open at 1am; the concert ended at 11 p.m. Traffic, in both directions, has been completely at a standstill for the longest time.

If the city hadn’t blocked any streets, I think we would all have followed the signs, and pickup and drop off would have been much faster. If I personally hadn’t done some, let’s say “original” manoeuvres, my group would have waited until 1am.

I think it’s too long.

Wine Patel, Boerne

economy

Asleep at the altar

Monday’s editorial page was a perfect example of why economics should be considered a religion, not a science.

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Calling out misinformation and hateful rhetoric against people of color and the LGTBQ community ⋆ Princeton, NJ local news % https://abcingles.net/2022/11/03/calling-out-misinformation-and-hateful-rhetoric-against-people-of-color-and-the-lgtbq-community-%e2%8b%86-princeton-nj-local-news/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 03:09:21 +0000 https://abcingles.net/2022/11/03/calling-out-misinformation-and-hateful-rhetoric-against-people-of-color-and-the-lgtbq-community-%e2%8b%86-princeton-nj-local-news/ Dear Editor: The Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) and the Princeton Democratic Municipal Committee (PDMC) have always maintained a hands-off policy with respect to school board elections, which are non-partisan. As organizations, we do not financially support, endorse, or host debates for school board candidates. In addition, we take to heart our right to freedom […]]]>

Dear Editor:

The Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) and the Princeton Democratic Municipal Committee (PDMC) have always maintained a hands-off policy with respect to school board elections, which are non-partisan. As organizations, we do not financially support, endorse, or host debates for school board candidates. In addition, we take to heart our right to freedom of expression, including political speech. That said, we are writing to you today to speak out against the hateful rhetoric aimed at our communities of color and the LGBTQ+ community that has emerged as part of the school board race.

We urge residents to use credible sources to research this election and each candidate. Please read the candidates’ public statements, watch their debates, and contact the candidates themselves. There are profiles on the candidates in almost every local publication in town, all of which offer free digital access. Above all, do not be influenced by coded messages or veiled bigotry.

The people of Princeton have worked hard to create a community that welcomes those who have been historically marginalized. We advocate for policies that support diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for all Princeton residents, especially children. We appreciate all candidates who espouse these principles and dedicate themselves to working for a better future.

We have an important election this year, and these topics will not go away after Election Day. Please continue to stay informed, attend local meetings, and speak out against misinformation when you hear about it.

Princeton Democratic Municipal Committee: Owen O’Donnell, Chairman; Felicia Spitz, 1st Vice President; Michael Krevitskie, 2nd Vice President

Community Democratic Organization of Princeton: Thomas A. Parker, President; Jane Manners, 1st Vice President; Denny Velazquez, 2nd Vice President; Nick Di Domizio, Treasurer

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Use of hedge fund side letters remains constant as buyouts continue https://abcingles.net/2022/10/31/use-of-hedge-fund-side-letters-remains-constant-as-buyouts-continue/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 15:24:58 +0000 https://abcingles.net/2022/10/31/use-of-hedge-fund-side-letters-remains-constant-as-buyouts-continue/ Net flows from investors to hedge funds were negative in September, a fourth consecutive month, according to eVestment’s report on hedge fund asset flows. Investors withdrew about $20.75 billion from hedge funds during the month, while overall assets fell to an estimated $3.423 trillion, falling $75 billion due to redemptions and performance negative of the […]]]>

Net flows from investors to hedge funds were negative in September, a fourth consecutive month, according to eVestment’s report on hedge fund asset flows.

Investors withdrew about $20.75 billion from hedge funds during the month, while overall assets fell to an estimated $3.423 trillion, falling $75 billion due to redemptions and performance negative of the actions.

Only hedge funds with managed futures as their primary strategy saw net inflows in September, with third-quarter net outflows ending well above average, eVestment reported. But despite the large number of redemptions, the relative outperformance of hedging strategies against major public equity and credit benchmarks was a high point for many funds.

Only 39% of hedge fund managers surveyed said they had entries for the month of September, the lowest reading for this metric since March 2019.

According to a hedge fund cover letter study published by Seward & Kissel, the average regulatory assets under management of mature managers (managers in business for two or more years) was around $4 billion.

Side letters are stipulations of the management agreement that set forth the terms that supplement the managing partnership agreement and are usually recorded in a letter signed by a fund manager and acknowledged by a trading sponsor, hence the term “side letter”.

The top six most common types of cover letter investors in the study were fund-of-funds investors; endowments; not-for-profit institutions, government plans (which include US-based and non-US sovereign plans), corporate pension plans, and family office/LP holdings managed by high net worth individuals.

Fund-of-funds cover letter investors made up the largest portion of the study, with 51% of all cover letter investors being fund-of-funds investors.

Other findings included that company pension plans and non-profit institutions were allocated only to mature managers, with government plans and endowment funds being invested in newer managers (managers less than two years in business), and that government schemes tended to write the largest checks, investing sums typically in the tens of millions to hundreds of millions.

The study focused on five main trade terms in side letter agreements, including most favored nation protections, aka an MFN clause; fee reductions; privileged liquidity; capacity rights; and transparency and reporting obligations. The MFN provisions stipulate a guarantee that the signatory investor will not be disadvantaged compared to other investors in subsequent rounds.

MFN provisions were included in 46% of side letters. Fee reduction clauses were included in 34% of all side letters, preferred liquidity was included in 18% of side letters, and capacity rights were included in 15% of side letters. The least common side letter term was portfolio transparency/reporting requirements, which only appeared in 8% of all cover letters.

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How many at the Trump rally? https://abcingles.net/2022/10/28/how-many-at-the-trump-rally/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 01:11:07 +0000 https://abcingles.net/2022/10/28/how-many-at-the-trump-rally/ With early voting underway, let’s make sense of the inflation issue. The COVID pandemic has suppressed economic activity to the point that entire industries have been idle for the better part of two years. Demand fell so low that it even briefly produced negative oil prices. Bouncing off these pandemic lows, it was inevitable that […]]]>

With early voting underway, let’s make sense of the inflation issue.

The COVID pandemic has suppressed economic activity to the point that entire industries have been idle for the better part of two years. Demand fell so low that it even briefly produced negative oil prices.

Bouncing off these pandemic lows, it was inevitable that an inflationary spike would come next. And you see it all over the world, affecting countries that have followed long-standing conservative policies and others with long-standing progressive policies. Just ask former British Prime Minister Liz Truss how things went.

With this surge in inflation, there are simply bigger forces at work: the rebound itself, supply chain disruptions, price gouging and the war in Ukraine.

In this post-COVID world, you’re better off using a magic eight ball to decide how to vote than using the current rate of inflation. A better filter would be candidates who genuinely believe in accepting election results, even when they lose.

John Hornbeak

Tio Beto has a beautiful ring

Thanks to Felix Gonzalez for his letter about Tio Greg and his shameful hypocrisy.

When I first heard the ad, I found it amusing because it was such a ploy to attract a certain segment of voters. In that vein, my mother had a beloved brother, Beto. We knew him as Uncle Beto but we never met him.

So if I ever meet Beto O’Rourke, maybe he won’t mind if I call him “Uncle Beto”.

Rachel V. Diaz-Kennon

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Today’s Letters: On the Emergencies Act; Health care; credit card https://abcingles.net/2022/10/24/todays-letters-on-the-emergencies-act-health-care-credit-card/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 11:05:42 +0000 https://abcingles.net/2022/10/24/todays-letters-on-the-emergencies-act-health-care-credit-card/ Content of the article Only the Emergencies Act could fix the mess Content of the article Pogo was right when he said “We saw the enemy and it’s us.” It seems that the truckers were not the only culprits of the “freedom convoy”. Content of the article The various levels of government here in Ottawa […]]]>

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Only the Emergencies Act could fix the mess

Content of the article

Pogo was right when he said “We saw the enemy and it’s us.” It seems that the truckers were not the only culprits of the “freedom convoy”.

Content of the article

The various levels of government here in Ottawa have not been able to properly analyze the situation and coordinate their efforts to deal with the information that has been communicated to them. Hindsight being what it is, the information about the coming maelstrom was there and was ignored, especially by the Ottawa Police Service. Miscommunication between their command centers and inept ad hoc strategies played directly into the protesters’ plans. Top-down dithering by Ottawa police and other levels of government has left the city in shame. The Emergencies Act was the only expedient to stop the mess.

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Richard Christie, Ottawa

Maybe Ontario needs help from the federal government

Subject: Overcrowded hospital places beds in unusual places, 20 October.

It seems Ontario’s health care system is more than “in crisis” — it’s just broken. The way the government manages, funds and delivers health care in Ontario can only be described as stagnant. The apparent lack of urgency at the provincial political level to fix health care is staggering.

More money can help, but it’s not the ultimate Constitution notwithstanding, is Ontario willing to make more concessions to a higher level of government in order to achieve better health care outcomes health?

Dono Bandoro, Ottawa

Even cash users are hit with a surcharge

Re: Ottawa businesses face tough choice over credit card surcharge, October 18.

Content of the article

An important fact that is not mentioned in this article is that credit cards have been around for years and merchants have adapted by building a fee into their prices in anticipation of card use. Thus, a credit card surcharge provides the merchant with double payback.

Anyone paying cash to a surcharged merchant must demand a discount of at least 1.5%.

John Edmond, Ottawa

No reason to lower these speed limits

Why is the speed limit on Queen Elizabeth Drive and Col. By has it been lowered to 40 km/h? There are very few houses fronting either of these roads, especially from Pretoria Bridge to Bronson Avenue. These roads were once efficient ways to get in and out of the city center. Not anymore.

Herschell Saxo, Ottawa

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Readers discuss Helzer, Jones and Holocaust deniers https://abcingles.net/2022/10/21/readers-discuss-helzer-jones-and-holocaust-deniers/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 11:15:00 +0000 https://abcingles.net/2022/10/21/readers-discuss-helzer-jones-and-holocaust-deniers/ Helzer believes in mental health As a mental health professional who has practiced in a school setting, the increase in mental health issues among students is a major concern. The National Alliance on Mental Illness reported that 20% of children between the ages of 13 and 18 suffer from a mental health disorder. And 50% […]]]>

Helzer believes in mental health

As a mental health professional who has practiced in a school setting, the increase in mental health issues among students is a major concern. The National Alliance on Mental Illness reported that 20% of children between the ages of 13 and 18 suffer from a mental health disorder. And 50% of mental health diagnoses begin at age 14; however, there is an average delay of 10 years before these children receive interventions for their symptoms. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among children aged 10 to 14.

Teachers, school counselors and other staff have struggled in the 2021-22 school year to adequately respond to the increased behavioral and emotional needs of children. When children experience intense emotions and behaviors in the classroom, it prevents them from learning. It also hinders the learning ability of their classmates due to disruptive behaviors that require immediate attention from their teacher. In order to fully meet the needs of children, we need the right supports in place to ensure their emotional safety and well-being.

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District 6 needs a candidate who can speak out for the needs of children, especially their mental health. Danielle Helzer is the candidate we need. She believes in mental health. She advocates for increased mental and behavioral health support for students. Danielle also recognizes the importance of ensuring staff have access to adequate mental health support to reduce teacher burnout. Meeting the emotional and mental health needs of students and staff will help schools teach our children in the healthiest and safest environment possible.

Jones supports teachers, parents

On November 8, we have a clear choice for the State Board of Education. Protect Nebraska Children PAC endorses Sherry Jones, who agrees with our position statements. 1) Students deserve to learn in an environment free from identity politics. 2) Parents deserve to have their concerns and rights respected. 3) Teachers deserve to teach in an environment free from coercion. 4) Students, staff and families deserve to have their personal data protected. 5) Special interest organizations should not control what our students learn.

Sherry Jones has spent her life in education. She wants to end identity politics and bring the focus of our schools back to reading and math skills. She sees a need to reaffirm the expectation that teachers, families and this country should be respected by students. Sherry also wants to reign in wasteful spending at the Nebraska Department of Education.

In contrast, Danielle Helzer is in favor of racial and gender ideology and teaching political activism to students. It would be a vote to bring back those standards. She supports Black Lives Matter.

These two candidates couldn’t be more different in their philosophies.

Sherry Jones is the State Board of Education member we need to bring sanity back to Nebraska schools. www.sherry4nekids.com.

Helzer supports democracy

Public education is essential to the success of a democratic republic. Danielle Helzer knows it by heart. As an educator, she is committed to discovering the strengths of public education. She is ready to work for a strong public education system in Nebraska.

When I met Danielle, I learned that she had what public education needed: respectful, innovative, accountable, knowledgeable, and consistent guidance that our public schools across the state of Nebraska can rely on. As a member of the Nebraska State Board of Education, Danielle will bring needed expertise to Nebraska while supporting local school boards.

Danielle Helzer knows she’s not the only one who has learned what strong public schools need. She listens, she collaborates, she speaks from her knowledge base. Danielle Helzer values ​​educators. She listens to their needs. Danielle Helzer values ​​parents. She hears their concerns. Danielle Helzer appreciates every schoolboy in Nebraska. She knows that they will grow up to be protectors and beneficiaries of the democracy in which they live.

Your vote counts. Your vote for Danielle Helzer will make the difference in this race. Join me in voting November 8 for Danielle Helzer, Nebraska State Board of Education representing District 6.

Drive out the deniers

There are many important issues facing us this election, but there is one issue at the heart of it all — if we are to continue our way of governing. Personally, my most important civic contribution is my vote, but the rhetoric has been your vote not counted or stolen. The most disturbing development was when 147 of our elected officials, for whom the vote clearly worked, told us that our vote didn’t count in trying to overturn the election.

Many of those 147 are trying to get re-elected or run for another office. Many newcomers are running for office who believe the same as these 147. If they don’t believe your vote matters, why should you reward them with your vote in 2022?

In 2016, we told complaining Hillary supporters, “Get over it.” This year we should tell Adrian Smith that we are voting to retire you!

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