Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | December 16, 2014

    Liberals should go teach war etiquette to terrorists

    To the Editor: Ed Horne’s letter to the editor Sunday trying to point out the illegalities of waterboarding and it being a violation of the Geneva Convention borders on fantasy. With the threat of death and destruction, the Geneva Conven-tion is irrelevant in reality.

  • Letters | December 15, 2014

    County shouldn’t remove voters from big decisions

    To the Editor: No way that Riley County commissioners should vote to form a public building commission! I do not want the building of large projects in Riley County to be decided by this public building commission. This is taxation without representation. My voice is

  • Letters | December 14, 2014

    Flint Hills Messiah Chorus part of dazzling NYC show

    To the Editor: On Sunday, Nov. 30, the Flint Hills Messiah Chorus from Kan-sas joined Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) for “Handel’s Messiah” at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. DCINY’s annual presentation of the 1959 re-orchestration of the work for full symphony orchestra,

  • Letters | December 14, 2014

    Discovery Center must change to become popular

    To the Editor I understand The Mercury is reporting about the Flint Hills Discovery Center and downtown redevelopment, generally, in today’s paper. In that regard it’s interesting, although not sur-prising, that the museum is losing money hand-over-fist. Many of us believed from the

  • Letters | December 14, 2014

    Computers are not substitutes for teachers

    To the Editor: This is in response to Bill Felber’s column, “Why do we teach the way we do?” I understand that there are flaws in our educational system. However, having taught for 40 years, including geometry, I do not believe that “it would take

  • Letters | December 14, 2014

    Computers are good options but classrooms are superior

    To the Editor This is in regard to Bill Felber’s column Wednesday, “Why do we teach the way we do?” There is a certain appeal to computer courses as an alternative to being in a classroom with a human teacher who drones on about

  • Letters | December 11, 2014

    A fable of governance

    To the Editor: A Kansas hiker stumbled across the deadly viper, s. brownbackius, as he climbed the first hill of the Flint Hills. The snake called out to the hiker, “Please carry me to the top of this hill.” The hiker said, “If I do

  • Letters | December 09, 2014

    RCPD officer’s considerate actions much appreciated

    To the Editor: Good deeds need to be recognized! Recently, a friend suffered a grand mal seizure while in middle school class. She was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital.  Her parents were immediately summoned from their jobs . Her dad is a soldier at

  • Letters | December 09, 2014

    It’s difficult to find much about state leaders to praise

    To the Editor: After reading Sandra Pottorff’s letter in Sunday’s Mercury, I also couldn’t help wondering why there haven’t been an equal number of letters praising our state and its leaders.  Could it be that articulate writers simply can’t

  • Letters | December 09, 2014

    ‘Mockingjay’ review showed writer’s ignorance, conceit

    To the Editor: I am disappointed in the Dec. 3 review of “Mockingjay Part 1” by G.W. Clift. Having read all three “Hunger Games” books and seen the first two movies, I was drawn in by the headline that this movie would indeed “please fans of

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