Well, it seems that I have rattled another cage. Bruce McCutcheon has now chimed in with his opinions. Let me answer them one by one.
I would like to commend Doug Simmons for taking the time to come down to the Walla Walla High School science building open house. Though we may not be in agreement regarding the needs of the science building, I have a great respect for people who work to explore the important issues we all face as an electorate.
Letters regarding the April 22 election must be in the Union-Bulletin office by noon on April 15.
In Karlene Ponti’s recent U-B article about my Boy Scout Scoutmaster Owen Agenbroad’s mission to present a Japanese-made folding straight razor and hone to the former owner’s son on Iwo Jima on March 19, 2014, he credited me with finding a member to translate the handwriting on the inside of the razor’s box.
I’m a progressive liberal, former lifetime member of the NRA. I have had a large gun collection and can put three rounds in the 10 ring of a B27 target at 25 yards with a Colt Government. I’ve assisted in teaching women’s self-defense courses and I have a lifelong love affair with firearms.
Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day where women’s earnings finally catch up to men’s earnings for the previous year. The gender pay gap results in women receiving about 23 percent less in pay than men, and it takes women an extra three months of wages to make up that difference each year.
I do not write many opinion letters to the U-B. I only write when I have something to say I believe is important and I believe will actually persuade others to act, when they otherwise would not.
Lately I have been reading about how our Port District signed a 25-year lease with the Scoular Company who will lease part of the District’s grain facilities in Burbank. The lease was tentatively set to begin April 1 and Scoular has the option to terminate the lease upon a two-year written notice.
I heard something worrisome the other day.
I am writing in response to Dan Calzaretta’s letter to the editor that appeared in the Union-Bulletin (March 30). I agree with Mr. Calzaretta’s criticism of the Union-Bulletin’s policy of allowing anonymous comments that appear on the Union-Bulletin website.
You are 88 years old, standing with a collection of measurements in your hand, trying to guess exactly what materials you need. You have been told the only way your wife of over 60 years can come home from rehab is if you have a ramp built and in place (among other things).
On March 23 the U-B published another article regarding the Walla Walla High School science building bond measure. It was stated by Sergio Hernandez, a school district administrator, that the new facility would “not” be eligible for state matching dollars as it is not replacing the current building, which the district hopes to modernize in a “future bond” proposal.
I have three impressions after touring Walla Walla High School’s science building.
Thanks to Chris Gibbar for reading my letter, and for getting windmills’ embarrassing failures into print a second time.
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