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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Wondering what students are learning in Salem
So, when Salem High School Principal Scott Habeeb isn’t touting his brother Greg’s political campaign on school T-shirts (“School spirit T-shirt in Salem ignites furor,” Sept. 17 Dan Casey column), he’s instructing teachers how to bring Jesus into the classroom (“Salem High principal lives his faith,” Oct. 4 news story).
All this with the blessing of Salem City School Superintendent Alan Seibert, a former partner in Habeeb’s Christian consulting firm.
Looks like Salem students have all their political and religious guidance covered, as long as everyone agrees with the religious right. Look for Jerry Falwell Jr. to speak at commencement.
Holland has the smarts to keep his job
I enthusiastically support Sherman Holland for re-election as commissioner of the revenue for Roanoke. He has served the city for many years in this position and has proven that he has the experience and knowledge to manage the commissioner’s office in an efficient and professional manner. He is a native of Roanoke, has roots in the city, and is very familiar with the city and state tax codes, businesses in the city, personal property taxation and real estate taxation.
Whenever I have gone to his office for information or service, he and his staff have always responded with exemplary customer service. Please join me on Nov. 5 and re-elect Holland commissioner of the revenue for the city of Roanoke.
CLARICE E. WALKER
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