Re: Opinion of writer Wendy Rogers who declares that the military supports Donald Trump. Rogers also faults President Obama for “petty” grievances. A good officer always supports the commander regardless of his own political bent.
Surprise, surprise. The performance of our newly acquired duplicate golf courses is falling behind projections; way, way behind. Losses are running 30 percent worse than expected, and this after closing the operation on Mondays (to give a chance for maintenance and letting the course recover from the heavy use.)
In response to Ron Barber’s opinion in the Jan. 13 issue, I have to say, I am unaware of anything being proposed to prevent shootings by the mentally ill or by terrorists that would prevent future mass shootings.
The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” just released by U.S. departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services mark the ninth time in a row that the meat industry has successfully suppressed scientific findings recommending reduced meat consumption.
Last year in America 462 people died from mass shootings and 1,314 were wounded. On average, one mass shooting (four or more killed or wounded) takes place each day. 88 people in America die daily from gun violence. Every year more than 30,000 die from gunshots including homicides and suicides. What will it take to reduce gun violence in our country?
We are very fortunate in Oro Valley to have a police department that does such a superb job of protecting our community. And having such a police department is one of the major components that contribute to our success as a community. I guess you could say, “It’s in our nature.”
For 25 years, both parties and candidates vying to be elected have promised to build a fence that would seal U.S. borders knowing that it’s impossible to secure 7,458 miles of borders with Mexico and Canada and 5,089 miles of eastern, western and southern shores. That’s why an approach, other than physically preventing their entry, is needed to avoid being snowed under by illegal immigrants, including Islamic terrorists.