Letters to the editor, June 13
June 12, 2012 1:44PM
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Updated: July 14, 2012 6:06AM
Tale of varying gas prices leaves driver wondering why
I was driving north on U.S. 231, through DeMotte, about 10:15 a.m. on June 4.
I noticed (out of habit) that the price for regular unleaded gasoline was $2.79 per gallon. I thought this was interesting because I also heard on the WGN Chicago news that gas was $2.75 per gallon in Cook County, Ill. “Hmm,” I said.
As I continued north, I saw the same brand of gas in Hebron for $2.69 per gallon. “Hmm,” I said again.
As I approached Valparaiso, still on U.S. 231, I noticed the price for the same product, from the same vendor, was $2.58! If my math is correct, that would be a difference of 21 cents, for the same product, from the same vendor, on the same highway, within about 20 miles.
“Hmm” was not strong enough for what I felt, and I decided that perhaps a skilled investigative reporter from an upstanding local news source might find these facts interesting.
Anyway, that’s my tale of one road and three gas stations.
I hope someone else will think, “Hmm” (or something stronger), about my journey.
Can you say “price gouging?”
Purdue thanks NWI for being host of NCAA baseball event
On behalf of head coach Doug Schreiber, his staff and student-athletes, the Purdue University Athletics Department would like to publicly acknowledge and thank the Gary SouthShore RailCats and the entire Northwest Indiana region for its support of the NCAA baseball regional tournament.
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, RailCats’ owners Pat and Lindy Salvi, team president Kevin Spudic and their dedicated and hard-working staffs were wonderful partners as we hosted our first postseason baseball tournament.
The U.S. Steel Yard was a marvelous venue. Nearly 12,000 fans joined us for six entertaining games, and we appreciate all those individuals who spread the word and came out to take in the action. Thanks again for your interest and support.
Boiler Up! Hammer Down! Hail Purdue!
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Can’t understand why any senior would vote Romney
I question why any senior citizen would vote for Mitt Romney in November, given that he has endorsed the Paul Ryan budget that privatizes Social Security and turns Medicare into a voucher system.
I don’t know about other seniors, but I do not trust Wall Street with my Social Security funds.
Can we all dig deep and remember the last several recessions when the markets crashed by 50 percent?
Nor do I wish to pay $6,500 per year with high deductibles and co-pays for Medicare.