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Monday, August 12, 2013
Cuccinelli understands issues in the region
My husband and I want to thank Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for holding a chat at New River Comunity College Aug. 2. He took all questions and offered sound solutions on a host of issues.
At a time when Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is dodging questions and not presenting himself to average citizens of Southwest Virginia, it was refreshing to discuss regional concerns about education, Standards of Learning, health care, veterans’ benefits, homelessness, training and jobs with Cuccinelli — a proven leader with hands-on experience as a problem-solver.
Cuccinelli received applause for his office’s investigation of the largest health care fraud case in the nation, resulting in a settlement of more than $1.5 billion.
As a former college professor, I was pleased to hear about his idea to provide rural high school students with virtual classrooms for the study of advanced subjects.
We need a governor who is reachable, knowledgeable and interested in our problems. I know that is exactly the kind of chief executive Cuccinelli will be, because that is the kind of legislator and attorney general he has been.
Jurors rendered a dispassionate verdict
Re: “An armed bully took a teen’s life,” Aug. 2 letter:
It’s very sad a young man lost his life. I feel sympathy for the families of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman.
Imagine losing a son; also imagine a family terrorized from out-of-state groups and a radical media trying to inflame a bad situation.
This, before a trial.
It’s so sad that many have come, by incitement, to ignore our civilization’s court decisions that are the envy of the world. In many places, one is still presumed guilty until he proves his innocence.
We may disagree with a verdict, but all involved tried their best to hold a fair trial on the known facts. I watched it all. Many things that may have been prejudicial were kept from the jury.
None of us was there, so why doubt the judgment of the jurors? They followed the same directions we would hear as jurors if the participants were reversed. When hit in the nose and one’s head is banged on concrete, it’s survival time. Ignore all the race baiters.
C.E. TOWNSEND III
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