In response to House brings state one step closer to fracking (June 15):
Why do we keep ignoring our safer energy sources?
If the N.C. Senate and Gov. Bev Perdue do not oppose fracking, well all go up in flames.
Fracking pollutes and is exorbitantly costly and risky. Do we not learn from history?
I continue to be angry that we invested in nuclear power instead of further researching solar, wind and geothermal energy sources, which are so much safer for the future of our earth and its occupants.
Uptown baseball stadium seems a little too extravagant
Im in favor of uptown baseball. But the $54 million stadium shown on page 9A of the June 12 Observer looked gold-plated. It would cost $2,700 per seat for 20,000 seats and require at least $10 per person admission.
How about a peanut and hot dog, $2 to $4 admission sort of place, like we used to have?
A baseball stadium is great, but why should public have to pay?
The Charlotte City Council just approved money for a new uptown baseball stadium when the community has more important needs. This is a ridiculous misuse of funds.
I, too, would love to have a baseball stadium in Charlotte, but why do the taxpayers have to pay for this private enterprise?
In response to Probes to begin of security leaks (June 9) and related articles:
President should spend his time on leaks, not criticizing critics
President Obama stated he is offended by speculation that national security leaks came from the White House.
We know there have been leaks, and helping the presidents re-election campaign is the most logical motive. Unless President Obama knows the source of the leaks, he cant be sure they arent from the White House.
The president should focus his energy on stopping the leaks instead of criticizing his critics.
Steven P. Nesbit
In response to Bishops vow to fight Obama mandate (June 14):
Obama policy contradicts scripture, Christianity
Though not Roman Catholic, I fully support Roman Catholic bishops in their efforts to fight Obamas mandate that birth control be covered by health insurance. Obama claims to be a practicing Christian, yet consistently makes decisions which contradict the teachings of Holy Scripture.
In response to Officials: Taxpayers need say on CHS (June 17):
No one is holding Carolinas HealthCare accountable
The article in Sundays Observer covering our regional health care system, Carolinas HealthCare System, was certainly an eye opener. The continuing defiance for information from a system deemed as non-profit, paying no local taxes, and amassing increasing profits has cost taxpayers too much for too long.
Local control has long been taken away, but do we not still have representation at our state level?
R. J. King
In response to Obama acts to halt deportations (June 16) and other articles:
How is this executive power grab going to help Americans?
I have a more proper headline the Observer should have used in Saturdays paper: Obama secures Hispanic vote with executive order on deportations.
Why do we have a Congress? Whenever Obama has a chance to bypass Congress, all he has to do is come out with a new executive order.
Currently there are 23 million Americans out of work; how this is going to help our unemployment situation, I really dont know.
Observer has a questionable grasp of what illegal means
Your Saturday editorial supporting Obamas end run around our duly elected Congress leads me to believe that the Observers definition of unlawful is against the law, while illegal you only believe to be a sick bird.
Going to high places to help serve a tired customer
This is just one example of the very special care I received following recent coronary bypass surgery at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
I had trouble getting to sleep at night in the Intensive Care Unit over three nights, even with medication. I mentioned to my nurse, Jon, that the noise was bothering me. He asked if I would like some ear plugs. I said, Sure.
In about 20 minutes, he returned and said, I got you some ear plugs; I found these up at the helicopter pad.
R. Paul Kercher