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Letters to the editor 4-3-08

Bill Clinton’s visit to city really deserved a ‘dart’Imagine! an entire Post section (the front one) touting Bill Clinton, here (aren’t we honored?) in support of his “wife,” who has already served two terms. (He was busy elsewhere.) Plus “laurels,” yet! Could it be the Post is a bit biased?
Known to date is that “Slick Willie” is a liar, a perjurer and an adulterer who spent the Vietnam War by hiding out in England. (And doesn’t the public have short memories?)
I am relieved that you reported a “crowd” of only 500 admirers ó six one-hundredths of one percent of Rowan County’s registered voters ó around him (in Salisbury, in the heart of the Bible Belt), for I would be devastated to have to accept that “He ‘R’ Us.”
ó M.M. Judy
Salisbury
More on wild critters
I can sympathize with S.H. Craver (March 25 letter), who had a wild animal under the house. I, too, was told this story about trapping wild animals and given the phone number for someone who would trap them for an absurd price. This is without a guarantee they would catch anything.
Something is terribly wrong with this picture. If a resident can’t trap wild animals, how can someone else come in and trap them, charging a price? And what about people who hunt? If all the wild animals were left alone to “do their own thing,” as I was told by animal control, we would be overrun with them.
Get real. Since the beginning, wild animals have been killed. It’s called self-preservation. Hunters are killing for food, as the animals do among themselves.
I know of others who have been told this same story about the trapper. Sounds like a set-up for easy money to me.
ó S.R. Grant
Salisbury
Why close down business?
I’m a World War II veteran who has lived my entire lifetime in Salisbury. I’m legally blind at the age of 88. For the past seven years, I have been fed weekly with good home-cooked meals by a woman in Faith. This person has a heart of gold bigger than Texas and helps the underprivileged in so many different ways.
She runs a business out of her home and has been doing so for the past six years. Now, lo and behold, the town of Faith is trying its best to close her down. I would like to know when they shut her down, will the town of Faith bring me my meals, plus hire her three employees who lost their jobs? I have seen a lot of things in my 88 years, and as sick as our world is, they are attacking a good soul who pays her taxes and follows the laws of the land. I consider this absolute hogwash. Less than a mile from her residence, there are two other businesses that continue to operate because of something called the grandfather clause.
She explained to me that the complaint was about (so the town of Faith states) four or five cars parked in her driveway. If that is the biggest problem the town officials of Faith have going on, then why do citizens such as myself have to pay taxes for their income? There are more home businesses out there today than there has ever been previously in the history of our nation. Yet this small town, I suppose, has nothing else better to do.
ó Roy W. Stowe
Salisbury

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