Looking at the front page of the May 28 News Tribune, which featured a photo of two children staring into what appeared to be blank glass slabs (“Schools invest in technology for all”), I half expected to see a flash of a “they live”-style subliminal message: “Obey.” Or, “Consume.”
I think all local businesses should be given a warning ticket if their stores are not handicapped-accessible in both the entrance and throughout the store. Give them a few months to fix the problem, and if it is not fixed in that time they should be fined. The money from the tickets could be used to help the city’s budget problem.
On Sunday, June 10, Duluthians United for All Families held a “coming out” party at First United Methodist Church (“Duluth rally promotes defeat of Minnesota marriage amendment,” June 11). As a Methodist, I appreciated that the congregation allowed the use of its facility. I attended along with hundreds of other supporters and was uplifted by the patience, understanding and tolerance that filled the copper-top. These are the values that have made Duluth and Minnesota great places to call home.
Kudos to the News Tribune for its coverage of the well-deserved honors accorded to Joe Gomer for his service as an Army Air Corps fighter pilot in World War II. His service with the Tuskegee Airmen unit was remarkably extensive and indeed heroic.
How nice that the CEO of the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce wrote a column for his hometown paper to cheer on Minnesota businesses to imitate North Dakota — or else to simply move there (A view from North Dakota: “Minnesota can learn from North Dakota’s business model”).
When it comes to the possible closure of the Park Point fire station, I completely understand the rationale behind following recommendations of an independent study. And it makes sense, certainly; no single firefighter can enter a structure fire alone.
In the 1960s and early 1970s, western television shows dominated the airwaves: “Gunsmoke,” “Wagon Train,” “Bonanza,” “Rifleman,” to name a few. Then, when ratings slipped because there were too many such programs, they disappeared.
It’s time for me to whine again — sorry. Apparently, drivers education is not taught in school anymore, and it’s showing. There was a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 1983 that claimed drivers education was useless. I disagree.
The April 30 article, “Northland Lutherans oppose Minnesota marriage amendment” was decidedly one-sided and deceptive. The headline and much of the article seemed to indicate that all, if not most, Lutherans are against the amendment.
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