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Monday, August 26, 2013
Care for the planet, not just the lawn
Re: “Your neighbors aren’t your lawn’s keepers,” Aug. 21 Pick of the Day:
I fully agree that our neighbors are not our lawn’s keepers.
May I suggest a safe grass/weedkiller along with a $20 sprayer? This will take care of grass destroying your road and sidewalk.
Also, with all due respect, if you truly care about your community and planet, you would compost grass clippings as they do not belong in the trash or landfill. This benefits all of us.
I may sound old-fashioned, but I care about our planet.
Senators recognize silliness in the House
It’s good to know that we have a constitutional expert among us (“Va.’s U.S. senators should defy party,” Aug. 22 letter). Writer Paula Doss, I suppose, gets her narrow-viewed information from Rush Limbaugh, like a lot of right-wingers.
President Obama has administrative authority to act on climate change.
Anyone with good sense would bypass this extreme right wing, do nothing, tea party bunch in the House.
The goal of the Republicans in Congress during Obama’s first term was not to try to help the people in this country, but to defeat the president. They couldn’t even do that, so why would our two outstanding Democratic senators do something so silly as to take these Republicans seriously?
School programs are welcome news
Thanks to Ted Edlich for his positive report on what is happening in the Roanoke City Public Schools (“Roanoke’s future economic growth depends on students’ success,” Aug. 19 commentary). Although my wife and I are no longer city residents, it is exciting to read about the tremendous programs and ramifications in this report.
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