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Updated: June 10, 2013 6:15AM



Otters are the cheap solution to Asian carp problems

Too much money is wasted on stopping the Asian carp. Simple solution and it is FREE! Trap all the overpopulated river otters that are messing up some farmers’ ponds with fish in them. Take all those trapped otters to the area where the Asian carp can’t be controlled. The otter will have a field day devouring all the Asian carps. Then if the otter get overpopulated again, send them to other areas.

But ... that is too simple.

Anthony E. Bodo

Lake Station

Better communication might have stopped bombing

The bombing in Boston a few weeks ago is very tragic and I hope to never have another one again. The so-called news media seems to turn every tragedy into a political tool for the Democratic party’s agenda; yes I said it and the RINO Republicans! It seems Congress wants to use terrible situations to create laws and regulations to take more of our Freedoms and Liberties away.

We don’t need more cameras and drones to make our life more secure. That is not the problem, Boston’s tragedy would have never happened if our government agencies were communicating and doing their job correctly. Did it happen because this administration cut the domestic terrorism budget in half? Maybe Congress should focus on those problems before taking more of our freedoms away. WAKE UP people, we need to focus on the economy and JOBS and this administration doesn’t understand the private sector does that when they are not being TAXED to death.

Mark Leyva

Highland

University Park plan could be real advancement in Gary

The lack of progressive development in the city of Gary has concerned me. However, the proposed plans for University Park have put some of my concerns to rest.

Although I am a proud Gary native, I began to develop critical views towards the city’s progress and improvements. I realized that Gary’s lack of advancement in an advancing society could subconsciously affect people living in its communities. Yet, the ambitious plans for University Park could have an empowering influence on residents and even attract people from neighboring cities.

I support Mayor Freeman-Wilson’s goals to destroy dilapidated buildings and revamp the city of Gary. She sees potential in the city, and I believe her vision with University Park and housing development will capitalize on the city’s greatness. I also commend IUN and Ivy Tech for collaborating with the city to bring much needed change. It is the responsibility of not only the leaders, but community to get involved in these efforts, because everyone will be affected by them. I encourage leaders and even residents, to keep pushing for progress and development so that we can see this city rise.

Tashema Dancy

Bloomington



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