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In response to “At CRVA, no news may be the best news” (Oct. 22 Editorial) and related articles:

Crucial for CRVA to report numbers so we can see waste

Charlotte City Council needs to NOT accept CRVA’s new way of reporting on the venues that they manage. Without knowing the attendance and cost of running each venue, City Council will not be able to make sensible decisions to remodel or close down a venue.

Of course CRVA wants to keep all their projects afloat and this is a way of muddying the waters so taxpayers and City Council will not see the waste.

Ann Marie Lloyd

Charlotte


Wish Observer would do away with candidate endorsements

I very much resent your very partisan endorsements of any political candidates. The very act negates denial of bipartisan objectives.

Some newspapers who used to endorse have since abandoned it. When will you follow suit?

It is time to recognize your readers are more informed than you imagine.

Gerringer D. Clapp

Charlotte


Obama earned another term, he’s best choice to lift us all up

The choice in this election is clear. The Romney/Ryan ticket will revert to policies and prescriptions that have failed in the past and that work to undermine the public good.

By contrast, President Obama will continue to drive this country forward, with an eye toward leveling the playing field and providing opportunities for both individuals and for the wider community to flourish.

He has put us on a path to greater social justice, as well as increased tolerance and equality for all. He has earned another term, to continue to build on the foundation he has laid.

Chris Porier

Charlotte

In response to “Romney’s ‘binder’ comment revealed his true colors for me” (Oct. 22 Forum):

Talk of binders distracts from great job Mitt did hiring women

I worked in education for 30 years. The job applications I selected from at the county office were pulled from – please forgive me – binders.

In fact, if you got a job from a large company you probably started – sorry – in a binder.

Mitt Romney has a great record of hiring women while he was governor of Massachusetts. The men working at the White House likely make more money than women working at the White House.

What this really is about is that you don’t like Romney so you will discredit or demean the man, but his record on hiring women is top notch.

John K. Meares

Concord


In response to “Early voters a disappointment with 16 days, 1 debate to come” (Oct. 21 Forum):

You see ‘zombies’ in those long lines; I see engaged citizens

Whatever his political affiliation, does Forum writer Martin Schulman really think either candidate will offer new pearls of information 16 days before the election that they haven’t already offered?

Be excited that thousands of North Carolinians are voting! It’s a beautiful, living thing!

I think most Democrats (like myself), Republicans and undeclared voters can agree on this one. Zombies, unite!

Sham Ostapko

Huntersville

Four years, 2 debates, plenty of time to make intelligent choice

I am not “soft,” and I did wait in line for two hours to vote early.

I prefer not to call anyone a “zombie,” but I question whether anyone requires 16 more days and one debate to come to an intelligent choice.

Four years, two debates and independent reading of the issues were enough for me to make a choice – early or not.

Rosanne Pagels

Charlotte


In response to “Commissioner’s actions driving insurers away from N.C. coast” (Oct. 22 Forum):

Unrealistic to expect insurers to repeatedly rebuild on N.C. coast

People like Forum writer Roger O’Connell and the folks who continue to build on North Carolina’s shores don’t get it.

The insurance companies understand the implications of global warming and appreciate what the scientists of our N.C. universities keep telling us.

People can’t keep building houses, roads and businesses, having them wash away and expect the rest of us taxpayers to replace what they have no business building.

The insurance companies can’t continue to pay out for the same losses year after year. Get over it.

Elaine Loutzenheiser

Black Mountain


In response to “Panthers dismiss Hurney” (Oct. 23):

Panthers GM shouldn’t take the heat for QB’s poor performance

It makes no sense to fire a general manager when the star quarterback can’t complete passes. The Carolina Panthers have a problem because they rely solely on one person to carry a bad team to victory.

Bench Cam Newton and try the back-up. Or, rotate them throughout the game.

Swelled heads do not make a complete unit. Try a little team work.

Alan Boles

Concord

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