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Letters for August 6, 2008

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Idiot’s delight 

Charles, Thanks for helping make the Ultimate Comic Challenge a success. All in all it was an excellent competition! We appreciate your support and now we can look into doing more stuff together!

Steve Lesser 
Greensboro
Steve Lesser is the owner of the Idiot Box in Greensboro.

Oaks entangled

I and residents of the Meadow Oaks community thank you for a doing a great article on our issues with developer, Scott Wallace [“Greensboro council overturns apartment decision”; July 23, 2008; by Jordan Green]. We knew he had given campaign contributions to some of the city council members, but not all the ones that you listed. Thank you again! Deloris Davis

Greensboro

Thank you for writing the article and being concerned about what is taking place in our neighborhood. We knew going in that this was to draw the picture the night before. Gena later told me she prayed silently, “Oh, Lord, give us one more chance to give him that picture.” At the restaurant, the waitress brought my kids some crayons and paper. Danilee drew two beautiful angels overlooking her and this man walking side by side. And our son, Dakota, drew three crosses. The kids asked whether we could buy him break fast — which we did, even though we didn’t know whether we would see this sojourner again. When we looked for him, there was no sign of him any where. We had only one more chance to meet him in the morning before we had to leave Santa Cruz. After breakfast the next morning, Gena noticed two men walking at a distance around a corner near a covered bus stop. As we got closer, a familiar face came into view, and we all smiled. We told him that we’d been looking for him for two days. The kids told him about the breakfast that never made it to him the day before and that now we brought him some iced tea. Then they gave him the pictures all political but we did not know the extent of it. Something that was not brought up at the meeting was that we suggested to Scott Wallace to put in a playground and a clubhouse that would benefit both the housing community and the apartment community. He said that he was not going to do that. Hopefully something can be done to stop the last building, maybe a generous contribution to some of those council members, ha ha! Kevin Beard

Greensboro

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Mann Act

The House of Representatives recently did a good thing and apologized for our government’s past support of slavery and Jim Crow laws. This should have been done many years ago, but I guess it is better late than never. I hope and assume that the president, Senate and Supreme Court will issue similar apologies. Also, our government should do all that it can to eliminate slavery, forced child labor and involuntary servitude that exists in foreign countries. Chuck Mann

Greensboro

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