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Readers' Vent: April 29, 2019

The article in Friday’s paper about “Public money for private schools is not worth it” is well written. It covers the problem that if money is given to people who choose to send their children to a private school there is still a balance left to be paid by the parents. There are other points brought up by the writer that Carmichael, Rucker and others choose not to mention when he is stumping for the voucher system and the charter schools.

The Gazette-Mail showed a possible Jefferson Road route construction. If they put in a roundabout the traffic backup will be epic. They also better station a wrecker service, standby ambulance and full-time police nearby to handle the tsunami of accidents.

Attempted murder and attempted robbery are punishable crimes? What about attempted obstruction?

Yes, it was the Founding Fathers who gave us our rights. They are listed in the very document that they wrote. It’s called the Constitution. We are all supposed to be equal. Equal means no special rights or privileges for anyone. If we have that then we are all not really equal. That’s why it’s called reverse discrimination. Equal means equal. Nothing less, nothing more.

Some of the things we could use in Charleston is a Whole Foods Store and shopping center with lots of parking spaces. A large fish aquarium that has all the fish species in our store state, to attract many visitors. My wife suggests a miniature golf range like no other that has tournaments.

To the reader who accused me of having a hasty reaction to service received recently at the Lee Street post office. It is an absolute fact that I was told after getting in line that I needed a ticket/number to receive service at service windows. When that staff person was asked specifically if a ticket was needed just to buy a book of stamps, the answer was yes. The only thing hasty that I did was to leave after being subjected to that nonsensical requirement.

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Funerals for Sunday, June 16, 2019

Brown, Marjorie - 2 p.m., Dunbar First Baptist Church, Dunbar.

Cunningham, Lawrence - 3 p.m., Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason.

Fought, Opal - 2 p.m., Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Galford, Mable - 2 p.m., VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton.

Kyer, David - 2 p.m., Fleming Cemetery, Cottle.

Shull, Jessie - 2 p.m., Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Thomas, James - 1 p.m., 2101 Kaye-Neva Lane, Sissonville.