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Today's Opinions

  • Corrections handling 1 in 35

    The Assosicated Press had disturbing story this week. It stated that 3 percent of our fellow residents are part of the corrections system.

    That is scary.

    New Mexico has seen a steady increase in people on probation and parole in recent years, reflecting a national trend, according to a report.

    The Pew Center on the States says that nationwide, the number of people on probation or parole nearly doubled to more than 5 million between 1982 and 2007.

  • Support our sports teams

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing this letter to pass along some important information to LAMS and LAHS parents and members of the community and to request your help and support.  The LAHS Athletic Department recently learned they were accepted into the Smith’s Earn and Learn fundraising program. In talking with Vicki Nelms, LAHS athletic director, all the sports teams associated with the Los Alamos High School, as well as those associated with the Los Alamos Middle School, will benefit from this fundraising effort. 

  • TIDDS is business as usual

    Dear Editor,

    Your fine editorial on tax increment financing (Does Not Seem Like A Good Deal To Us, Sunday, March 1) did not go nearly far enough. 

    It’s time to “connect the dots,” something which Common Cause N.M. has done for us in a 2007 report on the success of the real estate development industry in obtaining public subsidies from the state. (Google Common Cause N.M. and then click on “connect the dots research.”) 

  • Letter gives honest view

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to express my appreciation to you for publishing the article entitled “What is the Right Thing” in the Monitor (Feb. 19, 2009). And I would also like to publicly express my heartfelt thanks to Jesse Taylor for the well written article.

    We need more people like that who are willing to share the facts in a courteous ad concise manner. Truth and honesty are rare virtues to be found in our present culture, but so much is needed.

    Thanks you, Jesse Taylor, and God bless you.

    Los Alamos

  • Former fetus writes to you

    Dear Editor,

    In your Editorial Feb. 6,  you said,  “There is no way that abortion should be made illegal,” and you said that people should be given the freedom of “choice.”  This means that women should have their “freedom of choice.”  The unborn babies have no “freedom of choice.” 

    As the bumper sticker says, “As a former fetus, I oppose abortion.”

  • Watchdogs are biased

    Dear Editor,

    Concerning the Feb. 22 column, “An eye for an eyeball,” – the way I see it, even the watchdog reporters can’t help the fact that they have been taught to report with a biased agenda.  

    Item: George Bush and Barrak Obama had almost identical workout regimens. Bush was reported as wasting time and worse; Obama was shown in Hawaii as an Adonis.  

  • Does not seem like a good deal to us

    What is going on? This week the New Mexico Senate gave the go-ahead for a new development on the west side of Albuquerque and the redevelopment of a mall within the city. And they approved a much smaller redevelopment project in downtown Las Cruces.

    While this may sound good, we wonder.

    The Legislature’s approval of the issuance of $408 million in bonds for SunCal’s industrial development on Albuquerque’s west mesa, and $164 million in bonds to redevelop the Winrock Mall into retail, residential and office space.

  • Yes, Tuesday is a special day

    How many of you know that Tuesday is a very unique day? The last such day was five years ago and the next one is seven years away.

    Well, Tuesday is  square root day, a humorous holiday celebrated on dates where the day and the month are both the square root of the last two digits in the current year.

    For example, the last square root day was Feb. 2, 2004, (2/2/04) and the next square root day is this Tuesday, 3/3/09.

    The final square root day of the century will occur on Sept. 9, 2081.