I for one would like to hear from some of the other residents of the Glenwood area. Many of whom are elderly long=time home owners who would have enjoyed the convenience of a Family Dollar within walking distance of their home. Many bought homes in Glenwood when there were two major grocery chains on 3rd street (Red Food Stores and Pruetts) and miss the convenience of this. The Glenwood protest group may represent the younger, more politically savvy and more vocal of theGlenwood residences but they are by no means the majority.
The issue isn't getting rid of the vacine so it does not expire, as some in this article suggest. But, rather or not the public needs it. How ironic that with this whole swine flu vaccine debacle, just when they convinced people that they needed it you couldn't get it and now that people have given up on getting it they want us to rush out and get so that the vaccine is not wasted. This is a crock!!!!!!
Shutterbug, I agree with chatt31. A cut in salaries across the board would be a fair solution and would prevent your co-workers from losing their jobs and benefits. I don't know what your salary is but unless you are new to the field, I doubt that you are at poverty level. Plus with a family of 4, I am sure you probably have a spouse that is also working. If not they may need to like the rest of us to make ends meet. I am not trying to be hard on you as I believe that teachers deserve to be paid a livable wage. But with the salary increases your union has lobbied for over the last decade teachers are making more than fair compensation. Give us tax payers a break. One more thing get rid of the overpaid administrative staff. They're salaries are outrageous.
Amen, Jack_Ryan!!! I stand in prayer agreement with you. As for mpowell252. We are our brother's keeper and simply don't care only for ourselves but others as well. In addition, none of of us live in a bubble. What one does effects all. Especially, with the Gay Right's movement, who not only ask that we accept them but want our hearty approval, such as giving an award and status for perversion as demonstrated in this article. God have mercy on us all!!!
Re-read the article Ramirez49. It clearly states that criminal is black. You must have misread it.
I'm sorry, but unless there is something I am missing in this story, I don't understand the big deal. Sure, eating dogs is unusual in this country but, not a crime. Before all the animal rights advocates jump down my throat, don't get me wrong. I love dogs. I have owned dogs. I would never think of killing a dog and eating it. However, that's me. How is what these men did any different than what a hunter and farmers does every day, not to mention all of us who eat meat from time to time, when we slaughter or consume, cows, chickens, fish, deer, etc. If they were going to kill a dog, I am glad it was just not for sport of it but, for food. Unless, these guys stole the dog from someone else, killed dog is some unusal and vicious way, or some other criminally crazy circumstances surrond this case, that would suggest they are a harm to society, our legal system has better things to do than use tax payer money to persecute this silliness.
You know, I am not opposed to the use of force (tasers) by people in authority (even on children) when necessary. However, if 4 out of the 5 students stopped fighting when ordered to do so, who was the 5th student fighting with. I hope this young person was actually being physically aggressive toward someone when he was tased. It would be a shame if he was tased simply for spouting off. Since it was only one student being unruly in the end I just have to wonder if there was not another way to end this. I to found it interesting that the article referred to these children as men when obviously they are not men yet or they would not be attending high school. Of course all of this is hard to judge unless you were there. I can remember being in many fights in my youth and it never took a police officer's taser to break it up. If there were no weapons involved it seems that some other method could have been used.
I certainly do not want to be in the position of defending a convicted murder. But this (the issue in this article that is) is much ado about nothing. What do you expect a convicted murder who could be sentenced to death, to say - "Oh that jury of 10 whites and 2 blacks was wonderfully racially balance and made an absolutely fair decision based on the facts of the heinous crime I committed". Of course not. I question why this man's personal phone conversations with family members are being made public in the first place. Unless they have some bearing on the case, for instance, he confesses guilt or other important deatils about the murder - it has no bearing what so ever on the case. No wonder our court system is so bogged down. I say enough of this none sense and get on with the business of making a decision regarding this man's life.
Interesting, you can't help but wonder why this action is being taken know. Could be in retaliation for helping bring down Billy Long?????????
Why is this a news story. Certainly there are more important matters going on in Chattanooga. With the VW Plant, Water & Electric rate hikes, Unemployment, National Elections upcoming, Changes in the City Council, etc., surely this paper can find better information to report on. Even in the scope of general gossip, this incident is not a high ranking event in consideration of matters around the city. My prayers are with New United Church. May God's will be done in this matter and may we all remember that He is in control. God Bless!!!