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Voice of the People

Oct. 01, 2013 @ 11:55 PM

Voting Republicans  out is only solution

How can parents tell their children not to bully others in school when the Republican Congress can bully women, the old, the sick, the hungry and the poor? I feel sorry for those who voted the Republican ticket! Are you proud?

The middle class is suffering as well as all the others, and they don’t care. You all can blame President Obama, but he isn’t holding the financial state of paying those who depend on the government by threatening not to take care of business.

Hostage takers should be held accountable. The only way that can happen is to vote them out!

Brenda C. Randolph

Symmes Valley would benefit from radios

I read an article about schools and nursing homes that were going to be receiving radios for emergency issues.

I was wondering whether Symmes Valley school district is included in this. It is located out in the country, and most cell phones do not work. If the phone system goes out, they have nothing.

I believe they would benefit from radios as well.

Patricia Burns
South Point, Ohio

Phrase ‘you know’ can be annoying

I certainly agree with the letter in a recent Voice of the People regarding the poor communication skills of both our athletes and coaches.

While watching some of the coaches’ interviews, I feel as though I need to be able to interpret the hand signals they use. I think they should really leave those for use during the game.

There is one phrase, “you know,” that is especially irritating. They mumble a few words, then comes the phrase, “you know,” then a few more words and it just continues throughout the entire interview.

Unfortunately, this phrase is used by high school, university, professional athletes and their coaching staffs.  The phrase is used so often that we have actually made a game out of counting the number of times the phrase is used.

I chose Marshall as my team last time and won, although I really don’t consider that a victory. Try it. I think you will be astonished at the numbers, then compare it with any of Chad Pennington’s interviews.  One gets tired of the same phrase being used over and over. You know?

Donna M. Day



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