Letters in the Editor's Mailbag.Byline: The Register-Guard
The wisdom of generosity
Thank God for Bernice Staton, the benevolent woman who sponsors students at University of Oregon The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities. and Lane Community College (Register-Guard, Nov. 23). She is making up, in a very just way, for people like Bill Sizemore with their short-sighted views.
I hope that the taxpayers of this state see her wisdom. The world is a better place for folks like her.
DENNIS MICHAEL DROST Eugene
Stop sprawl interests
Let's see if I have this straight.
The Register-Guard investigative report of Sept. 11, 2001, illustrated how John Musumeci's Arlie & Company was sealing a land deal with PeaceHealth along the McKenzie River floodplain floodplain, level land along the course of a river formed by the deposition of sediment during periodic floods. Floodplains contain such features as levees, backswamps, delta plains, and oxbow lakes. , while PeaceHealth simultaneously misrepresented its intentions to stay in downtown Eugene.
While Musumeci helped bankroll bank·roll
1. A roll of paper money.
2. Informal One's ready cash.
tr.v. bank·rolled, bank·roll·ing, bank·rolls Informal the Gang of 9's vindictive smear campaign against Eugene city councilors working in the public interest, PeaceHealth knowingly stood aside and let the council take the heat for the out-of-state hospital conglomerate's decision to abandon our urban core.
Mayor Jim Torrey and other water carriers for land speculators continue to give lip service to revitalizing downtown. Meanwhile, the sucking sound you hear is taxpayer money exiting existing neighborhoods to subsidize paving of green space for expensive sprawl into natural lands.
Oregon's pioneering land use laws contribute to making our community attractive and livable. Torrey and his minions flout flout
v. flout·ed, flout·ing, flouts
To show contempt for; scorn: flout a law; behavior that flouted convention. See Usage Note at flaunt.
v.intr. our state laws to serve the special interests of pork feeders gorging on the public coffer coffer
In architecture, a square or polygonal ornamental sunken panel used in a series as decoration for a ceiling or vault. Coffers were probably originally formed by wooden beams crossing one another to produce a grid. . PeaceHealth's proposal would cause failure at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Belt Line Road as well as decimate dec·i·mate
tr.v. dec·i·mat·ed, dec·i·mat·ing, dec·i·mates
1. To destroy or kill a large part of (a group).
2. Usage Problem
a. two downtowns. The West Eugene Parkway The West Eugene Parkway was a proposed re-alignment of Oregon Route 126 through the western parts of Eugene, Oregon and its suburbs. Highway 126 through western Eugene currently runs along several surface streets (including West 11th Avenue); this route is well-known in the Eugene would pave rare wetlands, undermine our commitment to nodal Having to do with nodes. See node.
NODAL - Interpreted language implemented on Norsk Data's NORD-10 computers. Used by CERN and DESY high energy physics labs to control their accelerator hardware, PADAC and SEDAC. Included trackball input, graphics. development and dump traffic congestion The condition of a network when there is not enough bandwidth to support the current traffic load.
congestion - When the offered load of a data communication path exceeds the capacity. into a reeling downtown without a coherent plan.
The state of Oregon and concerned citizens continue to admonish Lane County public officials to get their act together. How much more taxpayer money will be spent defending the indefensible schemings of Torrey and his sprawl interests?
ROB HANDY Eugene
Over the years, the U.S. government, acting in the name of the American people, has foisted right wing dictatorships on many countries around the world.
It is only fitting that now, thanks in part to Osama bin Laden Osama bin Laden: see bin Laden, Osama. , the American people have the opportunity of experiencing life under a right-wing dictator.
As they say in the vernacular, "what goes around comes around."
PATRICK ATKINSON Eugene
A residue of hate
George Beres' letter titled "No fence straddling strad·dle
v. strad·dled, strad·dling, strad·dles
a. To stand or sit with a leg on each side of; bestride: straddle a horse.
b. " (letters, Nov. 19) and his marching sign that read "Israel Owns Smith" at the recent and unrelated Iraq "Not in Our Name" rally is as transparent as a lollipop wrapped in cellophane cellophane, thin, transparent sheet or tube of regenerated cellulose. Cellophane is used in packaging and as a membrane for dialysis. It is sometimes dyed and can be moisture-proofed by a thin coating of pyroxylin. . Beres' claim is that Benjamin Netanyahu stumped for Smith's re-election, which puts Smith in the Israel camp.
Yes, Netanyahu did speak in Portland at the Smith rally - about free elections in a democratic society and compared our nations in that vein. Many assertions in Beres' letter are worthy of correction, but suffice to say, I barely have space for the one above.
His bias against Israel leaves a residue of unmistakable hate. That's a pity, since the world needs fairness and understanding in all camps - Jewish, Christian and Moslem.
WILLARD A. STEVENS Eugene
Recycling program weak
I read the Nov. 21 Register-Guard article regarding the need to use less and recycle more. I can tell you that we moved here over two years ago and were amazed at the poor recycling process. We had to ask for an extra little red box (which holds next to nothing) to put all of our recyclable goods in. Then the company says we must use paper bags to separate each product.
We came from California, where we had a huge recycling bin on wheels and divided into two sections: one for paper and cardboard, the other for plastic, cans and glass. We used cloth bags for grocery shopping, but no longer use them because the recycling company wants paper bags. These bags cost us 5 cents each because we can't reuse them.
Sometimes I take things to BRING Recycling, so I don't have to put them on the sidewalk. I think a strong conversation with the existing recycling companies is in order before Lane County asks consumers to do more.
By the way, I don't ask for all the junk mail. Maybe you should also talk to those companies.
TOM JONES Eugene
Letters received in past week: 152
Letters published: 48
What's on readers' minds: No single topic dominated the Mailbag during the past week. By midmorning mid·morn·ing
The middle of the morning. Friday, we received nine letters on concerns expressed by some UO students and faculty about the University of Oregon's contract with KUGN radio and that station's airing of right-wing talk shows; and eight each on the possibility of U.S.-led military involvement in Iraq, the Eugene City Council's approval of a resolution seeking reform or repeal of the USA Patriot Act USA PATRIOT Act [Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorists], 2001, U.S. , and PeaceHealth's plans to build a regional medical center in the Gateway area of Springfield.
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