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A letter to the President

In your campaign, you emphasized the need for change, and I want to respectfully challenge you to reconsider your position on the abortion issue, and by so doing guaranteeing freedom and liberty for “the least of these,” i.e., countless lives waiting to be born.

 

 

Carrier Lodge

My disapproval notwithstanding, if the Legislature authorizes The W to sell the Carrier Lodge property, it is imperative that the school receives the maximum amount available from ANY willing buyer. This means no private, non-competitive purchase.

 

 

GOP has lost touch

I was most pleased to see that Travis Childers and Bennie Thomson voted “YES” on the economic stimulus bill. I, on the other hand, think it most shameful that the rest of the Congressmen from the poorest state in the country voted a big “NO.” What do Senators Wicker and Cochran and Representatives Taylor and Harper think will alleviate the economic crisis in Mississippi? More tax relief to zombie companies, many of whom are insolvent and pay no taxes anyway?

 

 

Jackie Wilson on Catfish Alley

That was a great column on Sunday about Catfish Alley ... and I loved the title!

 

 

Big Jim Cox and Catfish Alley

The Catfish Alley article was interesting. Those tapes should have a lot of history about Columbus during the last century.

 

 

Bob’s on Catfish Alley

I have enjoyed the write-ups on Catfish Alley. I remember the very first Bob's was in Catfish Alley.

 

 

Evolutionists’ erroneous assertions

In Mr. Bill Parker’s letter, The teaching of science, Feb. 3, he blames “anti-science” movements for crippling teacher’s effort to teach science, especially evolution. I have great respect and admiration for instruments of education like Mr. Parker, who are concerned about the welfare of our children.

 

 

Reader letter: Thinks anti-abortion ad misleading and divisive

I was disturbed to see a full-page ad in Sunday’s Dispatch with the headline “The Obama Abortion Agenda.” The ad blamed the Democratic leadership for targeting “unborn children and their mothers” and made several generalized statements as to what would happen if the “Freedom of Choice Act” (FOCA) were passed by Congress. It referred readers to a Web site to “learn more.” Much in this ad is misleading, half-truth or patently false.

 

Roses and thorns

Posted 2/14/2009 in Roses & Thorns

Rachel Burtram, the Perkerson family and Military Hardware, Jasmine Murray, and county and city officials.

Birney Imes: The Catfish Alley tapes

Posted 2/14/2009 in Local Columns

A letter last week from Bob Raymond questioning the origin of the name Catfish Alley reminded me of research a friend did on the subject years ago. The friend, Mark Gooch, is a Birmingham-based photographer.

 

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