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Posted: Saturday, January 10, 2009 11:28 pm | Updated: 2:07 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

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GILBERT DEVELOPMENT

Don’t toss Old West awnings

It is with dismay I read in the Tribune that Gilbert’s Old West look is being given the boot. They act as if the Old West is something to be ashamed of.

On the contrary, it is something to be proud of and enhanced. When the saying was, “Go west, young man, go west,” the pioneers loaded up their prairie schooners and went west.

They worked hard to settle in a magic place like Gilbert. Many Arizona towns were rough and dangerous. Wyatt Earp and his brothers helped to tame the West. That’s history.

Gilbert is a part of history. It was famous for supplying hay for World War I. It produced cotton, corn and alfalfa before the masses of people came here. I’ve lived in eight states in small towns and each one of them had their own origins which make them unique and memorable. When I came here 10 years ago, I had the thrill of being in downtown Gilbert and imagined the town when it first began and who might have come through it on their way to Apache Junction.

Please keep downtown Gilbert in the Old West theme.

Otherwise, instead of being a memory of the Old West, it will be another sardine in the can.

BETTY LOU LUCAS

GILBERT

CHANDLER DEVELOPMENT

Leadership made for good plan

I am pleased that Chandler’s newly approved General Plan is being recognized as an outstanding and forward thinking guide for our city. A group of citizens worked diligently for months with city staff to develop the plan. It was this process that made the outcome so successful. We were fortunate to have Sen. Jay Tibshraeny, R-Chandler, as our chairman.

As a member of the General Plan Oversight Committee, I would like to commend him for his leadership on this project.

During his term as mayor of Chandler, Tibshraeny demonstrated foresight and vision. These traits, along with his knowledge of the city, were invaluable assets for the community during this important General Plan update.

I enjoyed working with Sen. Tibshraeny and the other committee members in creating a document that will guide Chandler’s future.

DONNA DEVOE

CHANDLER

BIG THREE BAILOUT

Give Bush credit for 'breathing time’

Maybe it was the dwindling days of his blustery presidency coming to a tragic end that prompted him to act on Harry Truman’s words: “the president has the power to keep to country from going to hell,” or maybe it was the desire to save his legacy by stopping millions of job losses.

Whatever the reason, President George W. Bush deserves credit for preventing an immediate economic collapse.

Southern Republicans have gone crossed-eyed over the president’s decision to give the Detroit automakers breathing time until the new president comes in.

Sens. Bob Corker, Richard Shelby and Mitch McConnell fought hard to protect Japanese and German cars transplants in their states, by attempting to destroy the UAW and drive the American auto industry into bankruptcy.

It is ironic that those who praise capitalism are trying to kill the very engine of our economic strength brought down to near ruin by the arrival of deregulation, privatization, and gratuitous tax breaks.

Reducing workers wages and benefits are not the solution.

Rather than concentrating on labor which only represent 10 percent of auto costs, attention should be on “legacy” costs which are the real differential between foreign transplants and the Big Three.

COLETTE JENKINS

ANTHEM

CONGRESS

God belongs at visitor’s center

We have gone over the edge by taking God out of our country and what our nation has stood for the last 200 years. I want to put God back in our country and in our new visitor center in Washington, D.C., where someone very liberally took the mention of God from the very history of our nation!

Our country’s morality has bottomed out since we have been denied prayer, the Bible, and the very mention of our belief in God. Our government is more concerned in denying these things that strengthen character and values in our society than denying pornographic material, bad language, bad judgment, irresponsibility, laziness, and religions or ideology in our society that want to smear and rip apart the exact reason our country exists today.

That is, the concept of God and the right to declare his name anywhere, anytime, with reverence to who he is.

SUSAN HICKS

GILBERT

MESA FIRE DEPARTMENT

Helps with smoking washer

I want to thank the fire crew from the station at Dobson and Guadalupe roads who responded to my 911 call on Dec. 26. I was running the washing machine and the wiring in the panel started burning. It was a lot of smoke. The crew was extremely nice. They took the washer into the garage, showed me the problem, made sure there were no sparks going into the exterior wall.

As embarrassed as I was, they assured me I did the right thing by calling. I am glad I follow my mom’s advice. Always stay close by when running the washer, dryer and dishwasher.

RANDI DAVIS

MESA

ARIZONA CARDINALS

Cheering for them all the way

I moved here in 2004 and I am a football fool. I love the Arizona Cardinals and always go for the team. Even when my co-workers say “no,” I say “yes” every week. They are even better than ever.

I watch each and every game and I write about it in our school’s small newsletter. I know they got what it takes to beat the Carolina Panthers. I will sit on the edge of my couch as I always do and pull for the Cardinals. They have so many weapons, I will be waiting to see what they will come up with next. This is their No. 1 fan who is very pleased with the hard work they are doing. I can not wait until the game today . Win, win, win!

VANESSA PORCHIA

MESA

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