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Letters

  • Trouble right here in Atomic City

    Dear Editor,

    Run for your lives! A skate park at the library site? Oh, the hand ringing! Oh the tumult! It might destroy our very way of life and end civilization as we know it.

    What would the boys from the Ranch School that founded Los Alamos say? Would they be horrified? Sure, they played ice hockey at the Pond every winter, but a skate park at the library site? They must be rolling in their graves! Adventure, excitement, exercise near a historical area? NEVER! They prefer peace and quiet nowadays, thank you. Eventually, we all will.

  • Enough of King George W.

    Dear Editor,

    In 1215, the English barons revolted against King John, who had abused his power. He invaded France – which resulted in military disaster – and bled his subjects to pay for it. England was put under interdiction by Pope Innocent III for John’s defiance of the Church.

  • Udall on the path to the future

    Dear Editor,

    I’d like to commend Rep. Tom Udall for his solo vote against the House Appropriations Committee’s reckless proposal to drastically cut funding to the lab. This was not just a cut in future budgets; it would have cut this year’s budget as well, an irresponsible approach to reducing the nuclear weapons complex. In contrast, Udall in his careful way continues to pursue a thoughtful and realistic approach to “providing a path to the future for our national laboratories.”

  • Habeus Corpus brouhaha

    Dear Editor,

    As I understand it, the recent Supreme Court decision reaffirmed the right of habeus corpus to all accused persons within the legal jurisdiction of the United States. I am not a lawyer but understand that habeus corpus translates to “do you have a body?” to prove that a crime was actually committed. This has been a fundamental principle of our western law system for centuries. An accused person cannot be held unless there is proof that a crime was committed.

  • Where's the competition?

    Dear Editor,

    So Los Alamos has two grocery stores. Smith’s and Smith’s. And now we’re getting two Holiday Inn Express facilities? Am I to believe that for the state’s most affluent community there are no competitors of these companies interested in locating here?

    TJ Taub

    Los Alamos

  • What about surveillance cameras?

    Dear Editor,

  • The view from Lexington Battle Green

    Dear Editor,

    There are three British soldiers buried at Lexington, Mass. British military records indicate they were all privates in the 4th Regiment missing after the North Bridge fight with the Minutemen.

    So what exactly happened in April of 1775? Ralph Waldo Emerson himself explains:

    By the rude bridge that arched the flood,

    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled;

    Here once the embattled farmers stood;

    And fired the shot heard round the world.

  • What a great decision by council

    Dear Editor,

  • Dispelling 'Big Oil' myths

    Dear Editor,

    Ned Cantwell’s recent editorial piece drove home the point that most of America cannot, will not, or does not have the time to understand the reasons for the increase in the price of oil and gasoline. Since I have had the time, I hope I can clear up a few myths.

    Myth #1: “Big Oil” is responsible for the price of oil and could choose to lower it.

    Oil is a global market; its price is determined by the intersection of world demand (increasing fast) and world supply (stagnating).

  • Trail maintenance benefits all

    Dear Editor,

    I read Mr. Cortesy’s June 18 piece, “Bikers beneficial to forests” with interest. I, too, have rarely seen anyone else doing trail work, but I know plenty of it gets done nonetheless, because without it trails would not be built nor remain usable for long.