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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | April 30, 2013

    Many contributed to event for local ‘Summer Fun Camp’

    Dear Editor, On Sunday, April 21, members of our community came together for An Evening with Bill Snyder, a benefit for Flint Hills Summer Fun Camp. FHSFC is a nine-week summer program for elementary-aged children, with spaces reserved for children with autism. This event raised $23,568 toward

  • Letters | April 28, 2013

    Let’s require our leaders to have sound character

    To the Editor: Growing up, I was warned by both my parents and grand-parents not to be misled by people of low character. I was taught that a person’s character was the basis of their future actions.

  • Letters | April 28, 2013

    How hypocritical can Brownback, legislators be?

    To the Editor: Rank hypocrisy! Gov. Sam Brownback and most conserva-tive Kansas legislators have repeatedly inveigh against “big government” dictating how people should live. But then they turn around and do exactly that by mandating that the University of Kansas Medical Center establish a stem

  • Letters | April 28, 2013

    Success of Grow Green reflects Flint Hills values

    To the Editor On April 22, the Greater Manhattan Community Found-ation hosted an event called Grow Green for the benefit of 24 nonprofits that have endowed funds managed by the found-ation. This event was supported and enhanced by the generous match offered by Phil and Margaret Howe.

  • Letters | April 28, 2013

    Universities already vie for black faculty members

    To the Editor: Having spent most of my professional life in university higher education, I found the Mercury article on the paucity of African-American faculty at KSU very interesting, but requiring some additional perspective that was briefly alluded to when comparing KSU’s number of

  • Letters | April 27, 2013

    How much ‘blood money’ will it take to build NBAF?

    To the Editor: Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing an additional $202 million in “blood money” for NBAF. Considering the millions of dollars already pledged for the project and the governor’s budget dilemma, “bleeding Kansas” has begun to hemorrhage.

  • Letters | April 26, 2013

    Engraved bricks a good way to honor military veterans

    To the Editor: One hundred and fifty-five years ago, Memorial Day was established to commemorate those who died in defense of our national ideals. Our ideals of freedom, justice and equality for all have been challenged many times since then.

  • Letters | April 26, 2013

    Kansas abortion legislation uses ‘ultimate scare tactic’

    To the Editor: There is no such thing as pro-abortion — nobody wants more abortions. Pro-choice might be better named pro-safe. We don’t advocate for more. We advocate for safe. Anti-abortionist and pro-life groups advocate for less, either by making it harder for a pregnant

  • Letters | April 24, 2013

    Failure to pass minimal gun control shames Senate

    To the Editor: The Mercury’s editorial explanation of the “black marks” on the Senate for failing to pass even the minimal gun control of reliable background checks is apt: NRA targeted elections, timing (with senators praying that we’ll forget and the media will

  • Letters | April 24, 2013

    Wildcat Creek flooding is a man-made problem

    To the Editor: First, let’s look at Wildcat Creek as it was 50 years ago. It is the same creek that flowed through Manhattan then as it does now; nothing has changed. All of the flooding is a man-made problem, and that means it should

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