Jan. 19 as MLK Day has come and gone, and while I accept that such a day was long overdue, we should also recognize that the “celebration” missed the mark in what Martin Luther King, Jr. was attempting to achieve.
Looking into the New Year lets ask for better representation out of Rep. Tom Graves.
When my wife and I decided to enjoy the lights of Christmas and help us prepare for the season, we thought it would be a good idea to ride down Broad Street and enjoy all the lights. Talk about a disappointment.
I am an old white male but I have some wise advice for those protesters who object to the police for enforcing the law by making an arrest. Do not resist if you are arrested. Do not argue with the policeman. Do not fight with the policeman. If you think you are being unjustly arrested take it up later at the police station.
A major lament and a recommendation presented by Mr. Kenneth Fuller in his column “Retain police, abolish grand juries” (Dec. 15) should not be unchallenged.
After the five major theater chains announced the cancellation of the Christmas Day showing of the inane Rogen/Franco comedy “The Interview,” Sony Pictures made the decision to pull the release of the movie in response to recent hacks into sensitive Sony data and threats made to theaters that played the film.
It seems as though this nation, once powerful and on top, is going backwards. Why? This nation is on the brink of another civil war. Justice has been thrown out the window. Police brutality is on the rise. Our government has not taken a stand on the issues that affect the American citizen.
Regarding the Cynthia Allen commentary “Call it what you will, ‘culture of rape’ must end” that ran Dec. 18:
I find it very difficult to understand the outrage over water boarding, sleep deprivation and isolation or any other methods of torturing those who would like to kill every one of us when we, ourselves, are allowing late-term abortions that kill viable babies. The procedure to kill these babies is so horrible it makes torture look humane.
On behalf of the Rome Salvation Army Corps, its officers Douglas and Storm McClure, its advisory board and all the volunteers of The Salvation Army, we want to thank the Rome and Northwest Georgia community for the enormous success of the Holiday Can-A-Thon.
We’ve come to the end of another year and
I have heard so many people comment on how they didn’t want to buy gifts this year, because no one needed anything. Giving a gift is an act of LOVE. Everyone needs love! We all have made such a big deal over the gift item. It is not important. The act of love is. Whether it be a $1 box of candy or an expensive piece of jewelry, it should be given in love. The wise men gave Jesus their gifts with love and honor. Jesus gave the greatest gift of love for all.
In the Dec. 4 Rome News-Tribune issue, you printed under “Today’s Young Artist” a drawing by Ross Edwards who attends Model Elementary School. This is one of the best pieces of art I can remember seeing printed in your paper. Ross has reminded us of how we should live our lives. Through love and peace, which will bring joy. Thank you, Ross, for reminding us of this. Take a look America. Think, from the mouth of a child.
Regarding the “Memories of the Pearl Harbor attack” article from Jackson, Wyoming, in the Rome News-Tribune Sunday, Dec. 7, edition — You should not need to go so far afield for such.
In Mount Berry Mall, there is silence. You can no longer hear the joyful music of the carousel as you walk in. You can no longer hear the laughter of the children at the playground, nor the roar of the fountain or the plink of the coins being tossed in. Instead there is a big black cube with televisions glaring back at you.
I would like to address the issues raised by Paul Peterson regarding the food trucks at Chow Town Park.
Today I found out that Rome does not have a shelter for women. There are two or more for men. The closest ones are in Cedartown, Calhoun and Dalton. Maybe it would be wise for our Rome City commissioners to look into this. There seems to be more and more women on the streets without some place to go.
The game of football has taken itself to a new low of “win at all costs and ratings.” The cheating to win and more drugs to play it out has hit rock bottom.
I’m still scratching my head in befuddlement after witnessing what I consider unjust and rude treatment of a citizen by City Commissioner Kim Canada at a Rome Redevelopment Committee meeting.
To all friends of the shelter: Last weekend the heating system at the Davies Shelter failed. The temperatures were quickly approaching freezing. Allison Mitchell-Trask, our executive director called for repairs and discovered parts would not be available until that Monday.
We have all heard the expression, “safety in numbers.” However, when it comes to our kids this is not always true — especially when it comes to kids on our school buses.