letters to the editor
Dear Editor, This luxury hotel to be built will not benefit the entire community as a whole. It only benefits, like many other hotels downtown, a certain class of people. For example,the average working man cannot afford to stay, especially in this economy, in a hotel which cost $200 per night unless he wins the lottery. This hotel is being built by a couple of elected officials who put their own personal greed above the residents of our fair city, where I have lived my entire life. I hope the city council will defeat any attempt by those persons to build a hotel which will benefit so few people. Besides, we have many fine hotels downtown and do not need another King Cotton, if you have been around Greensboro long enough to remember that debacle. Sincerely, Steven M. Shelton, Greensboro
Dear Editor, The library is more beneficial to the overall community because it is a place where you can go when you have homework for school, learn how to operate a computer for free and it offers many different activities for a variety of different people depending on your needs. The librarians are very helpful. An aquatic center only benefits a certain group of people, namely swimmers, unless other people will be permitted to use the facility such as the elderly who may need exercise for a certain ailment, or an adult who may just want to exercise. I can only hope the library funds will not be cut, so those of us who use it on a regular basis and do not have the luxury of owning a computer can continue to use it without having to worry about inadequate help because of cuts in funds. Sincerely, Steven M. Shelton, Greensboro
Dear Editor, I just want to say congratulations to you and your staff at YES! Weekly for your five years of existence. I know that I have truly enjoyed reading YES! Weekly, from cover to cover, on a weekly basis for the past five years. I truly hope you will be around another five years and longer,and keep up the great work that you do. Sincerely, Steven M. Shelton, Greensboro
Charles and Brian, Congratulations on the 5 th anniversary! It was great to be a part of the celebration. Steven King, Greensboro
I read your article “Of sinners and Saints” [Crashing the Gate, Feb. 10, 2010; by Brian Clarey] and in the last four minutes of the Super Bowl I had an interesting epiphany while laughing to myself at your article. After displaying pinpoint accuracy all game long, indicative of a Peyton Manning performance, while watching the interception I was thinking, “Did he do that on purpose [LOL]?” The only mishaps he had other than three passes were drops or missed routes. Maybe the one intangible the experts didn’t pick was the Krewe of Comus’ motto which states Sic Volo, Sic Jubeo or “As I Will It, There Will Be Joy.” Geaux Saints and great article. Adam Moffitt, Greensboro
Just commenting to your column about a stamp over Lincoln’s face [“Honest Abe defaced”; Feb. 10, 2010; by Devender Sellars], in your article you go on and on about black this black that. Maybe you’re the one who shouldn’t be so judgemental to think that the Confederate flag has anything to do with hating people of color, or that it or everyone that waves it is racist.
What’s your argument to that? The Ku Klux Klan flies it? So they do, but they do so because of its historical symbolism, the same way they use the American flag everywhere they go. I believe you’re the ignorant one here, that doesn’t want to let bigotry and violence, which the Confederate flag has absolutely nothing to do with unless taken for what it isn’t supposed to symbolize, go. But that’s just my and many, many other people who know their history and truth’s opinions. Noah Turbeville. Greensboro