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Updated: May 4, 2013 6:04AM



March for Life ignored, so we must expand it to states

Did not all of us feel magnetized when all the media even the conservative TV stations and papers did not cover any of the March for Life; with its 400,000 attendees in the cold on a late January day in Washington, D.C.?

Why not have a separate state marches — 50 marches + U.S. processions — on different days? So the Supreme Court and Congress would have to deal with the out cry of the multitudes 50+ days a year. Who will be the first state to have their own March?

Ed Smetana

Arlington Heights, IL

Plastic bags and garbage need to be picked up

Well here it is the end of March, snow is gone but now reveals all the garbage along my road, Merrillville Road. My road is full of plastic bags from Meijer store. Year after year they build up plenty. They clean some across from their parking lot but what about the ones that are all coming south down the road.

Meijer needs to have a better clean-up. They can also remove the abandoned carts that are up and down the road. They really need a crew to clean up better than what they have been doing.

Joseph Garcia Jr.

Merrillville

Gary schools bus service needs to improve right away

I’m so glad my children are not in school and have graduated and moved on in their lives, because if they had to catch a school bus today while I go to work I would be furious. I still hear stories about buses not coming, come one day not the next day, late buses, children standing out on corners waiting for long periods of time to catch the bus. That’s just ridiculous.

I am a concerned taxpayer, parent, aunt, and neighbor of a lot of those children out their that need bus transportation. It really is sickening hearing it all time. When will we start thinking about our children for a change — it’s about them I thought, or about politics and money?

I am one of those people who listens to board meetings and sometimes attends them. They say a new bid goes out for a new provider soon, which remains to be seen. What about the quality of service that the children get, it has been terrible for the last several years.

And this Guy Jamal Washington who works for Illinois Central says you can call on him for help never answers his phone, from what I hear. He’s always at Gary Community Schools initiating something, There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s just all of a sudden he pops up this school year, now that’s it’s contract time for Illinois Central. Listen and watch carefully. The children and parents need stability and quality in their transportation. I pray for them each year and hope it gets better for them.

Remember it is and always will be about the children!

Ruby Stolver

Gary



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