Letters to the Editor

Door seems shut to me

Editor: When Sandy Stimpson was campaigning for mayor, he promised an open-door policy. But when he won the election, the door was closed to the ordinary people. After several attempts to visit him in [his] office, I finally...

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Downtown baseball or bust

Editor: There is something about pulling for the local team. The pride, the history, the satisfaction of beating your rivals … those rivals being similar-sized cities in the region that you know well. Our local team, the...

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Bridge alternatives never pursued

Rob: What is most frustrating to me regarding the traffic problem on Interstate 10 is the “magic bullet bridge.” After reading your column (Damn the Torpedoes, “Like a bridge to the future,” July 13-19), I decided to look around...

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History, not hate

Editor: I must take issue with everything Ken Robinson wrote in his article, “The power of a story” in your May 18-24 issue, which extolled the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans. My family is from New Orleans; my...

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Ensuring the infrastructure of hope

Editor: Medical research means hope for millions of Americans and their families affected by a life-changing disease like Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cancer or heart disease — diseases that certainly have an impact in Alabama. As we...

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A leader, not a follower

Editor: It was with some consternation that I read Ken Robinson’s complaint that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is not “… a political leader willing to embrace positive change” (Lagniappe, May 4). Among the positive change...

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Keep it up

Editor: Rob Holbert’s last column, titled “The Sound and the fury” (May 5), was one which I know the naturalist John James Audubon would have loved for its reference to the rebirth of bird life on our coast. It also reminded me...

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Are we keeping Mobile beautiful?

Editor: If you asked a room full of Mobilians if we are winning the war on litter, you probably wouldn’t see many hands in the air. In the past, the city has simply not devoted enough resources or attention to recycling, but...

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Any which way the breeze blows

Editor: A wonderfully, wonderfully blown breeze is a brilliant thing. A thing of bliss. What brought it here? Where did it begin? Where did it come from? Where is it going, even? As of right now in DeTonti Square, it is blowing...

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