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Butcher shop, in reality, is a slaughter house

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Updated: June 14, 2011 12:28AM

Butcher shop, in reality,
is a slaughter house

I was quite amused as I read Jeff Ward’s column on May 6 called, “Anyone afraid of butcher shop is a chicken.” As I read his article I realized that the City Council will vote again. Now I have a minute to give my opinion. The so-called butcher shop needing just one vote is in all reality a slaughter house. It seems to me that Mr. Ward can hardly wait for the carnage to start. In fact, I’m sure most serial killers will want to watch the slaughter be done. And yes, Mr. Ward, animal control does have to euthenize many animals, but it’s done humanely. I doubt they hang the animal upside down, ignoring their painful cries, as the circular saw slits open their throats. Who cleans the blood off the floor? What about the smell, especially in the summer? What if the saw breaks? Then can you ignore the agonizing cries?

Donna Haywood


Texting is great, but don’t
forget pleasure of mail

I would like to just say that I am having a blast texting. I’m finding that to be a lot of fun. It’s also a great way to communicate. But I am such a fan of greeting cards, letters, thank you notes, and I don’t want that to go away too soon. I think it’s kind of an art and it really calls to the heart.

May Heiden


Cartoon of eagle, bin Laden
said a thousand words

I commend Michael Ramirez’s artistry of the American eagle handling its prey, bin Laden, in its talons. What a dramatic message it conveys. Without printed words, it says a thousand. I’m framing it. Excellent. Well done, Michael.

Jean Williams


Why can’t Aurora have a Whole Foods?

Mr. Mayor, of Aurora, why can’t we enjoy a Whole Foods food market here? Get with it.

Wilma Hauer


Who will enforce law on
multiple families in single homes?

You say an ordiance for unrelated inhabitants is long overdue. We do have a law on the books, but it’s never enforced. You are real worried about four probably very smart and intelligent college students living in one house. What about the families, because this is a sanctioned city and the mayor and alderman think it’s great to have four or five families in the home? What’s done about that law? It’s something to think about.

Kathy Roothe


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