the promised change?
I felt the need to respond to Douglas Burns'
recent interview with President Obama ("Political
Mercury," Aug. 25). Most aspiring business
people are not standing around waiting for high-speed
Internet, as the President suggested. They're
waiting for the "change" President
Obama suggested three years ago.
Vote yes for wards
The voters of the Des Moines school district
will have the opportunity to change the method
of electing Des Moines School Board members
from an at large system to a ward or district
system on Sept. 13.
With the election of a new ward or district
representative to the Des Moines School Board,
all citizens of the district will be guaranteed
of having at least one school board member living
in and elected by the people of their ward or
district. Residents of that "ward"
will have one board member that is responsible
primarily for the educational interests of their
"ward," while at the same time working
with other board members on the education issues
that impact all students throughout the school
On Sept. 13, vote Yes for Ballot Measure A for
a fair and representative government for all
citizens of the Des Moines school district.
I was very disappointed to see Cityview side
with big businesses on the subject of the United
States Postal Service (USPS) closing small town
post offices ("Our View," Aug. 4).
Closing these post offices would be a huge detriment
to rural America. Running these offices has
never been profitable, as only populated areas
make money. Our RFD mandate is to provide service
to all sectors of the country and tie us together
as a nation. If we could keep these post offices
open during the Great Depression, there is no
reason to close them now. If they do shut them
down, who will deliver mail to rural America?
FedEx and UPS won't go there because it's not
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Cityview magazine question
Some say law enforcement cameras help keep
our society a safer place. Others say they're
merely a way for the city to make money. Some
people call it Big Brother butting into our
private lives, while others argue, "If
you have nothing to hide, then why do you care?"
CV readers, what do you think?
Lane switchers going 80 on 235 need to be curbed.
Bravo Des Moines!
If its you getting the ticket, it sucks. But
when that camera catching the hit and run driver
that harms someone you love, you will be thankful
I understand that they make the roads safer
and get people to slow down, but I think it
is taking jobs away from our already slim police
force. I think they are trying to make easy
money. I think if they want to make some money
for the city or state, at least let me actually
get pulled over by a real person and then I
would at least feel I helped create a job instead
of throwing my money out of the window
Rich Winkey /Theresa Dickinson
I can see potential safety benefits IF the
profits are used to better educate new drivers.
Driving skills are pathetic these days.
I think we should all throw eggs at them.