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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | September 10, 2015

    Gens. Andy and Dick Seitz make a tough act to follow

    To the Editor: I read the letter to the editor about Gen. Seitz in the Aug. 11 Manhattan Mercury. Most readers will have assumed that the letter was about Gen. Dick Seitz, who passed away in June 2014. Actually, the letter was about my dad, Brig. Gen.

  • Letters | September 10, 2015

    ‘Bandgate’ was a contrived controversy from the outset

    To the Editor: Just for what it might be worth, the whole issue of the KSU Band’s on-field display ranks right up there with the “deflate -gate” controversy in the NFL. I call it “bandgate.” Whoever the Big 12 Confer-ence person was who reported the

  • Letters | September 09, 2015

    Does Big 12 understand its sportsmanship code?

    To the Editor: Let me see whether I have the Big 12 Conference’s new sports-manship code straight. The KSU band is being sanctioned for a violation of the code “related to… the depiction of a mascot from a team other than the day’s opponent.”

  • Letters | September 09, 2015

    Tracz a man of integrity who deserves far better

    To the Editor: In one of the best movies ever made, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” there is a line that essentially says, “Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.”  I don’t know Frank Tracz personally, but I know of him.&

  • Letters | September 08, 2015

    Reaching out to troubled people can save their lives

    To the Editor: Sept. 7-13 is National Suicide Prevention Week, and Sept. 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day.  It is estimated that worldwide, more than 800,000 people die of suicide each year. In the United States in 2013, 41,149 people (13 per 100,000) died of suicide in the United States,

  • Letters | September 02, 2015

    We need to do more than talk about the Golden Rule

    To the Editor: Throughout the history of mankind, more than one person has said that we should treat each other as we would want to be treated. I myself have failed to do that more often than I would like to admit. But having been

  • Letters | September 01, 2015

    Preventing tobacco use saves lives and money

    To the Editor: Smoking is an expensive addiction, and not just for smokers. Taxpayers pay billions of dollars annually in smoking-related health-care costs, and nearly 42,000 people die each year from tobacco-related diseases. In Kansas, the cost exceeds $1.12 billion each year. Smoking is a difficult addiction

  • Letters | August 31, 2015

    ‘Art Happens’ in Manhattan because of local involvement

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Arts Center (MAC) entertained guests attending its premier fundraiser, “Art Happens,” Saturday, Aug. 11. For MAC to live up to its motto of “Arts for All,” it depends on the generosity of the community to ensure that the arts programming provided

  • Letters | August 22, 2015

    Supreme Court has invited the wrath of God upon us

    To the Editor: Within the last 50 years, the Supreme Court of the United States has handed down quite a number of decisions that run contrary to the biblical and historical foundations of our country. These decisions have paved the way for re-establishing our nation on

  • Letters | August 21, 2015

    We paid for convenience, but we got only headaches

    To the Editor: I wanted to share a story about our experiences last weekend with American Airlines. I was returning from a wonderful family vacation on Hatteras Island, N.C., with my wife, three kids ages 14, 12 and 9, and my wife’s parents.  We arrived


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