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Mendoza sentenced to 39 years McClure Native 2010-02-04 12:04:44 Well, receive69, do you think it's right that the Dewitts were served a life sentence?
To the Editor: BG man: 'Country has gone mad' DLF 2010-02-04 13:29:09 Dear Mr. Randall - President Obama was born in Hawaii, and until one of you loonies shows me even one piece of evidence that he was born somewhere else, I'm simply going to ignore you. Talking to you is like talking to a piece of wood, because such concepts as evidence, facts, or logic make no headway with you. Thinking, rational people should simply move past you and leave you alone in your paranoid fantasy world.
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management Listening 2010-02-04 14:00:34 Mr. Zulch seems to want desperately to remove Weston from Otsego. Does this go all the way back to the original consolidation in '58? Get over it. High School was a long time ago for you. This IS about you and not the district, isn't it? Mt. Zulch, you have some strong points to be shared with others, why not use them positively rather than negatively? And if you think Weston and Gran Rapids aren't going to be absorbed into already existing districts, wake up and smell the coffee.
BGSU faculty group files for union election AdanG2 2010-02-04 14:18:59 BGSU has been heading the wrong way for awhile. It has become a horrible place to work. There is alot of racism that still goes on all over the campus. The quality of their reputation has tanked.
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years iawlfan 2010-02-04 14:49:08 Mrs. DeWitt was my babysitter. Mr. DeWitt played Santa for my brother and I when we were kids of several occasions. Rot in hell Mendoza....not that you can read this. You almost got what you deserve. I LOVE the solitary confinement idea. Kudos to the judge.
Weston needs 48 kids to sign up to have Weston baseball league concerned 2010-02-04 15:32:32 "We'll review if it's even feasible to have a Weston league this year. That's one of the biggest concerns we have right now. To have less than that, we'd be losing money." Losing money? There was an increase in the Rec Board’s yearly budget by $1,060 in order to cover the payments to board members.There are plans to create a sledding hill as well. But the village needs a minimum of 48 youth to sign up for baseball in order to field a Weston league this summer.
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management ohsgrad 2010-02-04 15:36:13 Mr. Zulch is a least willing to particpate in a discussion and provide some figures to go with what his opinion is. I'm not an energy expert and in some cases totally agree they dont' build them like they use too! However,no one expects the costs of energy to go down and truthfully more energy zapping equipment will be added to whatever the district does. Mr. Zulch it does seem a little off to compare the costs of heating and cooling smaller spaces to a larger one and also since equipment like air and others were added and not present at the old jr. high. I'm not sure but that place was so old and outdated not much could be plugged in there. Have you talked to the district about ways to reduce the energy costs? A new green energy efficent school was built in Toldeo recently. I am somewhat upset that you seem more than willing to divide up the district and not really care. Weston doesn't have a history of strongly supporting school levies or really any recent town in Otsego. What makes you think MCClure will be interested and Grand Rapids to join with Weston. It was rumored that before the new high school was built or shortly after, Weston approached BG schools about joining them and was told no thank you. I do know people who attended you community school meetings and walked away disappointed. It seems there wasn't a lot of agreement about what to do or a solid plan that didn't greatly increase taxes. You can't dispute that new money is needed to keep this district going and the district has already saved by closing Weston. Also, umm walk through some schools over the summer and cleaning crews are hard a work,but not at all. It is a cost most districts are cutting across the board and might be a thing of the past like field trips.
Weston needs 48 kids to sign up to have Weston baseball league westonres 2010-02-04 15:54:05 You have to have enough teams to be able to participate in the Southwood league. It's not necessarily a money issue as much as it is having enough kids to make enough teams to be a part of the league. Since the school has been in phase out status over the last two school years, more kids are signing-up elsewhere instead of Weston. If you're concerned, please get involved! We need more parents and involved citizens to make our town!
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years downthePike 2010-02-04 16:34:33 This is a tragedy for so many but I think the sentence is terribly stiff. This was an ACCIDENT. What if he had been under a doctor's care and hadn't taken medication and the accident had happened for that reason? He wouldn't have had so harsh a sentence. I think he is full of remorse and wishes with all his heart that he could go back and do things differently. I feel for the DeWitt family and I hope that they will be able to put their hate for this young man away and be able to heal.
To the Editor: G. Rapids resident doubts any tax increase levy would pass in Otsego Education is priceless 2010-02-04 17:04:47 I don't believe that Ms. Fitch stated what side was doing the name calling, providing false statistics, etc. Both sides could be guilty of this. And although I feel like I don't have any money, I still found a little something to give to Haiti, some to the man on the street corner, and buy that Ben and Jerry's pint I've been craving. I think everyone needs to think about what is important to them and, hopefully, see that the education of our children is priceless. Perhaps then a levy will pass to make Otsego a better district.
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years ohreally 2010-02-04 17:20:41 I am so tired of seeing people defend Mendoza by saying it was an "accident." It was no accident. He knew what he was doing. He is not full of remorse. Not one iota. Remorse would have been shown BEFORE he was declared guilty instead of after. Judge Mayberry was right - his remorse is for himself.
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years iawlfan 2010-02-04 20:03:00 This was NOT an accident. This was a conscious decision by a drunken (or stoned?) idiot who was running from police for breaking another law with NO LICENSE. That goes WAY beyond an "accident." Check your sympathy for this thug at the prison gate. Oh boo hoo for him and his family....like the one he abandoned on the road while he ran away to hide and protect his own hide. Hug a Thug, Slug a Thug, string him up by his jimmies, whatever. He deserves more and maybe a good whuppin' in prison will teach him a couple of lessons about remorse that no judge and no 39 years could. He found Jesus? Him and every other career criminal who regrets that he got caught. I think this story is great, too. Kudos Bill!
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years iawlfan 2010-02-04 20:45:20 Wait a minute!!!!! Did I just read what I think I just read? Did downthePike really write "What if he had been under a doctor's care and hadn't taken medication and the accident had happened for that reason? He wouldn't have had so harsh a sentence." I actually agree. IF he had been under a doctor's care and IF he hadn't taken medication and IF the accident had happened for that reason, then no, he wouldn't have had such a harsh sentence. Here's the rub: So what?????? Your "what if" doesn't matter because that's not what happened. Here's a what-if for you: What if you were the victim? Would your family invite him to be in their annual family photo? What are you trying to prove with your "what if" game?
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years wes1 2010-02-04 20:48:01 iawlfan......would Shelen be the babysitter? Would she know your first initial as G? God Bless you.
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years iawlfan 2010-02-04 21:07:11 Maybe. Maybe not. Are you a Mendoza Fanboy (or girl)? If you know who I am, please feel free to look me up and call me. You know who to contact and where to look.
To the Editor: Hospital urged to accept military health insurance Ken 2010-02-04 21:19:19 Since Wood County hospital is nonprofit and accepts Medicare I don't underestand why they can't accept Tricare when other hospitals in the area do. Doesn't seem right to me.
To the Editor: Hospital urged to accept military health insurance Ken 2010-02-04 21:19:24 Since Wood County hospital is nonprofit and accepts Medicare I don't underestand why they can't accept Tricare when other hospitals in the area do. Doesn't seem right to me.
Portage puts tax on ballot Ben S. Shaw 2010-02-04 21:39:46 Butters and oldham noticed the obvious that concernedcitzen didn't in regards to real names. Maybe concerncitizen should run for council since he has demostrated the same kind of insight as the present council. My real name is Benjamin... I prefer Ben. Your buddy, Ex-Chief of Police Drake was the reason Portage Police had the speed-trap label in the first place and your good buddy, Gutless Gill, was always mysteriously not present at council meetings when there was something that needed to be addressed. Gutless Gill did not like confrontation. He was also the Mayor, like your buddy Wolford, that has been talking about annexation and did nothing about it. So, I do know what's going on... you just want to protect your buddies. Everyone needs to abandoned this ship because the damage is done and there is nothing that can stop the inevitable!! Hasta Lavista Baby!
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management Tom Z 2010-02-04 22:06:41 Ohs Grad My point about energy costs : the building is built to last fifty years we needed the most energy efficient building possible to keep the cost of operation down for future taxpayers--not the cheapest building but the most efficient--any mistake costs you for the life of the building--for example Elmwood just replaced all the HID lighting in its new building--but the taxpayer will continue to pay for the old for the rest of the life of the loan--Another example is Otsego put one and a half million in the three elementary buildings in 2006--the taxpayer will be paying for that for 28 years--should those dollars really be just thrown away in four short years? Are you still paying on your last house?--in addition to the one you are in now? Second thought:the 200,000 of additional energy dollars is just that , regardless of how you spent it--it represents one additional mill of OTS dollars --where did it come from so the check was good? --there was no millage voted to cover it--and now if you add another building what about that additional cost of operation ? What about the additional cost of busing--I have heard no good estimate of those costs yet? I might add the old high school building is really an energy efficient building and yet the OSFC says that the re-hab will save money--you need to understand that the OSFC has never done an actual physical examination of the building--they use state average costs to obtain the statements they make--and if you ask them what the heat and electric load is you will get no solid answer in return. So if OSFC re-habs I assure you the cost of operation will go UP not down.Since we live in a republic that counts votes it should be noted that those who live close to Tontogany should be in favor of a central campus ,however since they do not have the votes to back up their wishes I would suggest those who do not live in Tontogany also have a right to not want a central campus. How about if those who wanted a new high school and got their wish now let the elementary students who want to be close to home have their wish and let them have their local school--in fact it does not even need to be new--we will just fix up what we have--Haskins will need a major renovation but we think we know how to do that without breaking the bank. All these buildings are paid for and we know the operation costs.You will need to make the Weston voter happy before he will vote for any levy again and you need his vote, this would do that. To make the deal you need for the certified staff to also add to the coffer by accepting some work rule changes and a reduction in pay to help pay for the new building already in use--a lot of the taxpaying public has taken pay cuts or lost jobs --there is not any interest in additional monies to Otsego staff in other words there must be compromise--shoving this new buildig down the residents throats with a leased building might get you the building but it will not get you money to run it--if you were here when consoldation came you will remember the years it took to overcome that --and in some cases it is still with us today --do not let that happen again --give some thought to what I have said--I am well aware it may not please those in Tontogany but the district is a lot bigger than that so the rest of us will have a say --and have had repeatly --it is just no one wanted to listen.
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management really 2010-02-04 22:25:04 Tom, You really seem to know your "stuff". Why do you say "we" know how to fix up Haskins Elementary without breaking the bank? Who is the "we" that you are referring to? Also, in regard to the staff what work rule changes are you referring to and how much of a reduction in pay are you suggesting? I'm very curious and really want to know.
To the Editor: Otsego board, administrators, staff thanked kissy kissy 2010-02-04 23:11:13 What a kiss ass Mary is.
BGSU faculty group files for union election BG_Alum 2010-02-04 23:54:34 AdanG2 ... wow. Wow. I think you have absolutely zero idea of what you are talking about. Maybe you work for dining services as a student, but by your comment it is apparent you have zero idea of what being a faculty member at BGSU is like.
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management Answer for everything? 2010-02-05 00:17:48 Wow! A solution to the problems that have plagued this district for decades. Tom Z. for president!!! Just one question..How will the district repay the $17M to the state for not completing Phase II?
To the Editor: We haven't learned from our mistakes HANO 2010-02-05 01:25:47 OBAMA AND CONGRESS ARE SPENDING MONEY LIKE DRUNKEN SAILERS IN A CRAPPY ECONOMY THATS WHY MOST PEOPLE ARE GETTING SICK OF HIM. HIS POLICIES ARE DOING LITTLE TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY. IN A CRAPPY ECONOMY THEY SHOULD HAVE PUT JOBS FIRST OVER TRYING TO FORCE A HEALTH CARE PACKAGE THAT NO ONE WANTS. AND YES IVE READ MOST OF IT IT SCARES THE CRAP OUT OF ME. I MEAN HE SAYS ONE THING AND DOES ANOTHER. YOU MAY NOT LIKE BUSH OR HIS POLICIES BUT AT LEAST HE DID WHAT HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO DO. LOOK AT THE STATE OF THE UNION ADRESS WHERE OBAMA SAID IN ONE SENTENCE WERE GOING TO PUT A SPENDING FREEZE IN PLACE A YEAR FROM NOW BUT THEN SEVERAL SENTENCES LATER HE TALKS ABOUT THE NEED FOR ANOTHER STIMULUS PACKAGE? WHERES THE LOGIC?
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years receive69 2010-02-05 04:34:00 McClure Native, I don't think you understood what I said... First of all, I feel very bad for this family. What I was trying to say, is I have seen this with my own eyes, The SEARCH program is designed for felony offenders, and too many times I have seen men who should have stayed in prison, turned loose if they agree to complete a "6" month program,(which now has been so drasticlly cut that the offender is lucky to do 4 month) and then released on ISP (Intense Suppervised Probation). And the five counties who belong to the SEARCH program are big supporters of this program.
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management Tom Z 2010-02-05 05:30:08 Two general contractors with a lot of commerical experience, a good local subcontractor, myself for energy , a good building maintaince man,and a couple of others were all offered to the board in a public meeting before the new building was started , however Joe was not interested in what we had to say. I will not give names on this site because of the abuse they could be subject to but give me a call and I will be glad to talk to you. (in the board's defense you must understand they had people from OSFC and the designors offering them "free money" if they just did as they were told) Staff changes: they must give up the rule balancing classrooms, and they must work the total job and not expect any additional suppplemental contracts. No pay for snow days or school delay hours might also be discussed. At least a 5 percent or maybe up to 8 percent cut might be necessary. The board needs to hire an outside source to do the agreement and set the guidelines themselves because the Supt we have now has said many times he favors a "well paid staff", since you have to have people with your viewpoint working for you it is time for the present Supt to go,also. The building at Haskins can be fixed for now with the addition of a two story addition to the front of the present building, the addition of a new kitchen to the north side of the gym and the gym used as the eating area, fixed properly the new area could also be used as a community room for Haskins(McComb does this now with their cafeteria)The old part can be re-done for added room and extra land purchased around the present area for more outside room. Perfect? no but over fifty percent of Haskins wants to keep their local school and this does that. Again a compromise-- answer your question really on ? Answer for everthing--the 17 million is now being paid back from the almost six mill levy we are going to be paying on for 28 years--what I really want is the eight million the state owes us from building the new high school. We can fix a lot with that much money and not need any more levy's except for operating money. Think that over if you can,might be a way out of the mess created with the new building. Again , a compromise--and every vote is needed,so you better start making the majority happy or your going to be setting in a new elementary building with no heat or lights.
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management really 2010-02-05 07:05:55 Tom, Sounds like some good information but what extra land around Haskins Elementary can be purchased? Also, I'm very concerned with our special needs children. Have a 2 story building can be very difficult for some of them . What would be the cost of adding an elevator to Haskins?
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management really 2010-02-05 07:08:25 Correction: Having a two story building can be very difficult for some special needs children. Would an elevator be considered and if so what would be the cost? We want to make our schools "friendly" to every student so that we meet all the needs of the students.
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management Otsego South 2010-02-05 09:35:34 Mr Z- Do you have current figures for the complete cost of the construction you are proposing? (A breakdown please, not a lump figure) And will this bring all the elementaries up to code? What exactly do you mean by "fixed for now?" I saw no mention of any improvements for the Grand Rapids building, either. How long will it take to complete these proposed projects? Will this be the contractors' full-time jobs with crews, or will this be something they do in their "spare" time? I await your response.
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years wes1 2010-02-05 09:43:48 iawlf....No fan of Mendonza at all! I contacted Shelen and she sends her love and thanks to you and everyone who is praying and has prayed for all of them. She is a mess! Mendoza assaulted her again in his statement and they are trying to get her some help now. She is shaken to the core, his comments were directed directly at her and he spoke of going to heaven one day and being with her parents. Pray for her, I am afraid for her. A DeWitt Fan!!
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years iawlfan 2010-02-05 09:57:10 I'm sure they are a mess. That's why I haven't contacted them myself. Tell her to call me when she is ready and if she wants to. I just want to give her the space she needs to deal with everything. I can't even imagine. Found Jesus, huh? I'm not buying it. I have no idea who you are wes1, but send my love to the family. Tell Shelen that pretty much all I remember are a swimming pool, Lincoln Logs and watching the garage roof to try to see Santa and his reindeer fly away. Somewhere at my parents' house there is a picture of me sitting on Santa Bill's lap. If she's not ready to hear that, then by all means DON'T tell her. All the best, -iawlfan
To the Editor: We haven't learned from our mistakes Tired 2010-02-05 10:47:44 OK..let me get this straight, it was OK for Bush and Co. to spend TRILLIONS on an unjust war because he said it was what he was going to do? Obama is president now and needs to be held accountable for his actions and or spending but when you are playing the cards you were dealt it is difficult. I believe he is doing the best he can, Congress is a whole other story...
Water/sewer district gets subsidy Fed up 2010-02-05 11:58:25 NW Water and Sewer is a BS company, that forces families into paying for services that they don't want or need. I have owned two homes where I was forced by them to pay $12,500 and $23,000. One home had a pond and water system that was only 3 years old. That water was better that the crap they provided. They will say "We dont force anyone to use our service" But you have to pay for it to be run past your home whether you use it or not. NOW they are getting subsidies!? BS!
'No smoking' rules questioned jaybird 2010-02-05 12:47:20 Really? There are laws against robbing banks, too. If someone comes into a bank and tries to rob it, but the teller tells them not to - is the teller held responsible for the robbery? If the driver of a car is speeding and the passenger tells them not to, but the driver continues to speed and is pulled over, is the passenger held responsible? Neither the bar nor the bartender were smoking. They should not be held responsible for others who choose to ignore the law.
To the Editor: Calling for Garber's resignation at board meeting was out of order ohsgrad 2010-02-05 12:56:22 Ms. Jackson you claim you treat people the way you want to be treated and yet you were the one who attacked people based upon where they live and how much they make. You claim you are on the level of the people and imply certain people with differing opinions aren't really people at all. You went to a meeting and state you had information and then said you were too uneducated or didn't make enough money to understand it all. You don't seem to have shown a very good opinion of yourself and then you say something like I can't afford this project and then oh well money doesnt matter. You never back up anything you said with facts only excuses and whoa is me. You could prove how horrible Garber is,but it would have required you to actually do something beside complain and so well....an excuse. Truthfully if your posts are any indication of how you would be in person,ranting, making accusations you can't prove,demanding something based upon where you live,saying you wouldn't do this only to state later that you did I dont think the Mr. Garber was the problem. You seem to have too big a chip on your shoulder and are very bitter against other residents in this district who you dont know and dismiss.
'No smoking' rules questioned non smoker 2010-02-05 13:16:08 The bar's themselves should make the patrons aware if they are smoking in the bar they will be charged the amount of the fine. The bar's should know if the first violation costs x amount and the 2nd will be x amount how much to charge the patrons. When the bartender rings up the patrons tab and it is for $500+ for a few beers and a ciggerette maybe then the patrons will get the point.
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management Answer for everything? 2010-02-05 13:24:06 Rossford recently looked at figures regarding rebuilding or renovating their buildings, as published in the Sentinel. It was only a small percentage more to have all buildings built as oppose to renovations to bring them up to code. Would this mean that energy costs would increase at Haskins? You stated earlier their costs were highest therefore they should be closed. Does this mean it would re-open Weston? If so that is another $500,000. Is that figure calculated in your proposed costs as well? Also, what supplementals are you saying the staff should volunteer for? You stated you are retired, how much volunteer work do you complete at the schools on a yearly basis? Your theory is NO to new high school, NO to increased energy costs, NO to centralized campus NO to levies but YES to digging into the staffs pocket books? Its difficult keeping decent staff now with all of the mud-slinging going on in the district. You may end up with your renovated buildings and no decent staff to ensure the children a decent education. Isnt that what it should be all about, rather than a fat check in your hand?
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management Answer for everything? 2010-02-05 13:24:10 Rossford recently looked at figures regarding rebuilding or renovating their buildings, as published in the Sentinel. It was only a small percentage more to have all buildings built as oppose to renovations to bring them up to code. Would this mean that energy costs would increase at Haskins? You stated earlier their costs were highest therefore they should be closed. Does this mean it would re-open Weston? If so that is another $500,000. Is that figure calculated in your proposed costs as well? Also, what supplementals are you saying the staff should volunteer for? You stated you are retired, how much volunteer work do you complete at the schools on a yearly basis? Your theory is NO to new high school, NO to increased energy costs, NO to centralized campus NO to levies but YES to digging into the staffs pocket books? Its difficult keeping decent staff now with all of the mud-slinging going on in the district. You may end up with your renovated buildings and no decent staff to ensure the children a decent education. Isnt that what it should be all about, rather than a fat check in your hand?
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management Answer for everything? 2010-02-05 13:24:17 Rossford recently looked at figures regarding rebuilding or renovating their buildings, as published in the Sentinel. It was only a small percentage more to have all buildings built as oppose to renovations to bring them up to code. Would this mean that energy costs would increase at Haskins? You stated earlier their costs were highest therefore they should be closed. Does this mean it would re-open Weston? If so that is another $500,000. Is that figure calculated in your proposed costs as well? Also, what supplementals are you saying the staff should volunteer for? You stated you are retired, how much volunteer work do you complete at the schools on a yearly basis? Your theory is NO to new high school, NO to increased energy costs, NO to centralized campus NO to levies but YES to digging into the staffs pocket books? Its difficult keeping decent staff now with all of the mud-slinging going on in the district. You may end up with your renovated buildings and no decent staff to ensure the children a decent education. Isnt that what it should be all about, rather than a fat check in your hand?
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management Answer for everything? 2010-02-05 13:24:21 Rossford recently looked at figures regarding rebuilding or renovating their buildings, as published in the Sentinel. It was only a small percentage more to have all buildings built as oppose to renovations to bring them up to code. Would this mean that energy costs would increase at Haskins? You stated earlier their costs were highest therefore they should be closed. Does this mean it would re-open Weston? If so that is another $500,000. Is that figure calculated in your proposed costs as well? Also, what supplementals are you saying the staff should volunteer for? You stated you are retired, how much volunteer work do you complete at the schools on a yearly basis? Your theory is NO to new high school, NO to increased energy costs, NO to centralized campus NO to levies but YES to digging into the staffs pocket books? Its difficult keeping decent staff now with all of the mud-slinging going on in the district. You may end up with your renovated buildings and no decent staff to ensure the children a decent education. Isnt that what it should be all about, rather than a fat check in your hand?
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management Answer for everything? 2010-02-05 13:24:24 Rossford recently looked at figures regarding rebuilding or renovating their buildings, as published in the Sentinel. It was only a small percentage more to have all buildings built as oppose to renovations to bring them up to code. Would this mean that energy costs would increase at Haskins? You stated earlier their costs were highest therefore they should be closed. Does this mean it would re-open Weston? If so that is another $500,000. Is that figure calculated in your proposed costs as well? Also, what supplementals are you saying the staff should volunteer for? You stated you are retired, how much volunteer work do you complete at the schools on a yearly basis? Your theory is NO to new high school, NO to increased energy costs, NO to centralized campus NO to levies but YES to digging into the staffs pocket books? Its difficult keeping decent staff now with all of the mud-slinging going on in the district. You may end up with your renovated buildings and no decent staff to ensure the children a decent education. Isnt that what it should be all about, rather than a fat check in your hand?
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management Answer for everything? 2010-02-05 13:24:59 Rossford recently looked at figures regarding rebuilding or renovating their buildings, as published in the Sentinel. It was only a small percentage more to have all buildings built as oppose to renovations to bring them up to code. Would this mean that energy costs would increase at Haskins? You stated earlier their costs were highest therefore they should be closed. Does this mean it would re-open Weston? If so that is another $500,000. Is that figure calculated in your proposed costs as well? Also, what supplementals are you saying the staff should volunteer for? You stated you are retired, how much volunteer work do you complete at the schools on a yearly basis? Your theory is NO to new high school, NO to increased energy costs, NO to centralized campus NO to levies but YES to digging into the staffs pocket books? Its difficult keeping decent staff now with all of the mud-slinging going on in the district. You may end up with your renovated buildings and no decent staff to ensure the children a decent education. Isnt that what it should be all about, rather than a fat check in your hand?
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management Answer for everything? 2010-02-05 13:25:03 Rossford recently looked at figures regarding rebuilding or renovating their buildings, as published in the Sentinel. It was only a small percentage more to have all buildings built as oppose to renovations to bring them up to code. Would this mean that energy costs would increase at Haskins? You stated earlier their costs were highest therefore they should be closed. Does this mean it would re-open Weston? If so that is another $500,000. Is that figure calculated in your proposed costs as well? Also, what supplementals are you saying the staff should volunteer for? You stated you are retired, how much volunteer work do you complete at the schools on a yearly basis? Your theory is NO to new high school, NO to increased energy costs, NO to centralized campus NO to levies but YES to digging into the staffs pocket books? Its difficult keeping decent staff now with all of the mud-slinging going on in the district. You may end up with your renovated buildings and no decent staff to ensure the children a decent education. Isnt that what it should be all about, rather than a fat check in your hand?
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management Answer for everything? 2010-02-05 13:25:08 Rossford recently looked at figures regarding rebuilding or renovating their buildings, as published in the Sentinel. It was only a small percentage more to have all buildings built as oppose to renovations to bring them up to code. Would this mean that energy costs would increase at Haskins? You stated earlier their costs were highest therefore they should be closed. Does this mean it would re-open Weston? If so that is another $500,000. Is that figure calculated in your proposed costs as well? Also, what supplementals are you saying the staff should volunteer for? You stated you are retired, how much volunteer work do you complete at the schools on a yearly basis? Your theory is NO to new high school, NO to increased energy costs, NO to centralized campus NO to levies but YES to digging into the staffs pocket books? Its difficult keeping decent staff now with all of the mud-slinging going on in the district. You may end up with your renovated buildings and no decent staff to ensure the children a decent education. Isnt that what it should be all about, rather than a fat check in your hand?
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management Answer for everything? 2010-02-05 13:25:40 Rossford recently looked at figures regarding rebuilding or renovating their buildings, as published in the Sentinel. It was only a small percentage more to have all buildings built as oppose to renovations to bring them up to code. Would this mean that energy costs would increase at Haskins? You stated earlier their costs were highest therefore they should be closed. Does this mean it would re-open Weston? If so that is another $500,000. Is that figure calculated in your proposed costs as well? Also, what supplementals are you saying the staff should volunteer for? You stated you are retired, how much volunteer work do you complete at the schools on a yearly basis? Your theory is NO to new high school, NO to increased energy costs, NO to centralized campus NO to levies but YES to digging into the staffs pocket books? Its difficult keeping decent staff now with all of the mud-slinging going on in the district. You may end up with your renovated buildings and no decent staff to ensure the children a decent education. Isnt that what it should be all about, rather than a fat check in your hand?
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years BG resident 2010-02-05 14:34:24 LESA - You are wrong. The first 20 years is mandatory. Then under truth in sentencing he would get a very samll amount of good time credit for remaining 19 years (around a day a month). No SEARCH - not possible.
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years iawlfan 2010-02-05 14:38:21 Everyone step back and learn how to read these comments. People keep mis-crediting (and accusing) others of writing what they didn't write. The person who wrote the entry appears below the line underneath the entry. For example, this entry wasn't posted by BG resident, even though that name appears with this entry between the lines above it and below it. Instead, look BELOW the bottom line, and you will see that I (iawlfan) am the writer.
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years BG resident 2010-02-05 14:42:13 Sorry LESA, receive69 was wrong. No SEARCH - no way.
To the Editor: Calling for Garber's resignation at board meeting was out of order Nicole Jackson 2010-02-05 16:49:31 You are misleading to, I hope the public can see through it. I am educated, lol, and there is income. Stating how people have made you felt over the years is not an accusation, but an experience, which is why I support the issue. Tit 4 tat conversation isn't my style, neighter is ranting. I thought I was allowed to post opinions, but I wasn't going to do so claiming to be perfect. Your conclusions of my posts are your conclusions trying to discredit my opinions. I would at least hope that when the numbers are crunched by the people that can do so, to see things on the ballot again. I would also like to see comparison studies of what it would cost to have all our historical schools open/ fixed up or maintained, and how each option would affect our taxes, so the voter's could really make an informed vote. I would think not putting it on the ballot again would infringe on alot of things this country is about in the minds of the people. That's my opinion only.
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years wes1 2010-02-05 17:13:06 Poor Shelen has been crying non-stop. Can't believe that those kids in the car and their folks don't feel remorse. I am sure the parents and their supporters would say they are devastated but it is all a lie people. If they were really upset about their kids behavior they would have stepped up and stopped it. But NOOOOO, their kids are still at it. What do I expect. Funny thing is, Shelen isn't even angry acting but broken and humble. I am so angry at a system that let 3 teens get away with underage consumption and what about the killers Dad? He bought the drinks no one is looking for him and there sat a room full of Mendoza supporters who you know darn well know exactly where he is. Found Jesus? Tell the truth! Give up your Dad!Continue to support the DeWitts/Stevens I know they are lost and hurting.
To the Editor: BG man: 'Country has gone mad' gargie 2010-02-05 17:33:44 “We are committing national suicide by ignoring common sense and historical evidence. Private enterprise, personal responsibility, low taxes, and small government are the keys to national success” You are right on both accounts but wrong in your use of them. It is because we refuse to grasp the historical that we fail even though we know the answer. Your comment above proves it. You know the importance of the historical and that the free market is best but fail to understand that when it abuses the people they will turn to the government. When one person takes advantage of another government is born, the larger the abuse grows, the larger government grows so if the desire is for government to shrink the market must clean up it’s act and stop acting like the country is here for what Hamilton said “this country is here for the wealthy to make money off of it”. Doesn’t matter if anyone likes it or not, until we the people start doing right by each other government is just going to grow. Government is a sword, swords destroy. Don’t give the people a reason to draw the sword and don’t blame the people when they do. They for the most part are the uneducated, the sheep as some call them. The guilt lines squarely on the educated as they should know that historically the sheep will turn to the sword even though it destroys themselves.
Family talks about loss after fatal accident wes1 2010-02-05 18:48:15 Shelen also said Brooke Thomas, Roger Lambert, Trinity Jay and Alivia Baron bore responsibility in the death of her parents.
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management no money in general fund 2010-02-05 19:55:04 Wow answer for everything How much land do you own near the new consolidated site? You seem to bash anyone who does noy agree with you. Answers for everything if you seem to understand the cost of new buildings and all of our debt projected can you tell me how much money you recommend we cut from the budget this year and next?
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management no money in general fund 2010-02-05 20:06:22 Otsego South Do you have the new building cost figures for the consolidated elementary and additional fuel cost for this building? What about bussing cost?With the general fund with two months worth of payments for payroll and fuel bills in it how much does the price of a gallon of gas need to go up before we are broke? What do you recommend we cut for the projected million dollar shortfall in a couple of years(This is also based on higher property values in the villages)The June projection had us at -2.2 million in 2013. I sure hope you get those higher property values by all of those closed schools.
Zoning change worries Plain Twp. neighbors bconine 2010-02-05 20:28:51 I dont understand how people can complain about him not being zoned commercial and then fight against him when he is trying to get his property rezoned to commercial. People want Mr. Shank to stay in business but just want him to park his equipment some where else. If you want Mr. Shank to stay in business STOP fighting against him with getting the property rezoned. If the concerned citizens of Plain township want Mr. Shank to keep in business would you allow him to build a BIG barn and keep his equipment in it? If you make a him move his equipment you are going to make him pay rent on a building or property and you going to make him raise his prices. I know its been a while since I have drove past the property but from what I can recall I dont remember his property being overwhelmed with equipment. You dont want to rezone him and from what I am recalling I do believe his property is Darn close to being acrossed from the Wood County Landfill. People of Plain township state that they dont want other businesses to attempt to build or get property rezoned cause they dont want the added build up of there farmland. So Plain Township zoning committee you have a big decision to make I would hope that you make the right one and side with Mr. Shank
BGSU faculty group files for union election AdanG2 2010-02-05 21:00:35 Because i'm a minority you think I work at dining services. No, I was taught there. You must be a anglo.
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years LESA 2010-02-05 21:03:23 These punks made a conscious choice to get into a car and drive recklessly. And two wonderful people died because of their "choice". I am tired of kids like Mendoza getting away with just a slap on the wrist. Mendoza's criminal career stretches back to when he was 13!!! I am ( Im ashamed to say) acquainted with another passenger in Mendozas car and he himself is on his was to a career in crime. What wsa the first thing Roger did? He called his mother and told her where he was and she had to "come get him before the cops got there" AND SHE DID IT!!! Does that sound like someone who is remorseful? Ennngh don't think so. Hes also been recently busted for trafficking and is to appear in front of a judge. He is on probation for an original feloneous assault charge that was pleaded down. Whats next for him? I don't know but no doubt there will be a next time. I am tired of the bleeding hearts who want the judge to be merciful on kids like this. As I said before throw him UNDER the prison.
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years ohreally 2010-02-05 21:29:52 Lesa, that is really sad about Roger and yet - NOT SURPRISING! All those punks in that car should have been charged with something. In fact, one of the girls that was in that car is on another news site posting unfortunate things - and she's doing it under her real name. How sad.
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management Otsego South 2010-02-05 22:53:09 To no money...... Excuse me? Why are you asking me these questions? I am not claiming to be the expert here. I was simply asking for clarification on some of the statistics that Tom Z was providing. He seems to have a lot of ideas. Be careful, you may be alienating an ally.
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years ????????????? 2010-02-05 23:10:21 Where is she posting?????? This I want to see.....
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management Tom Z 2010-02-06 00:05:48 Hey answer for everything lighten up on that comment button!IF you really want to hit repeat wait till your writing out your check for OTS taxes---Let's see---answers,well extra land at Haskins, all the lots on Perry Street have double lots on them(deep) so there is the chance those could be purchased, there would also be the chance of purchasing the whole lot and house and then demolishing the house, nice homes but not really costly to buy.Elevator is a must ,of course,and positioned so it will be usable to both a new addition and the present building and we will not be unkind to our special needs kids,they must have their own area in the Otsego District. Code is not nearly as bad as you might think, especially if you stay away from OSFC, it really is just safety issues.Gr building needs the removal of the modulars, it already has T-8 lighting, new boiler ,windows, doors, roof work,Haskins, I said needed closed only in comparison to the size and cost of operation of the Weston building at this present time. If you were going to close a building then it should have been Haskins however if you put a new addition on and kitchen and re-do the existing building then it most certinely would remain open -thus making at least half of Haskins happy--and providing a good building to learn in. Cost: I do not have complete plans ,of course, but we know from the commercial contractors we associate with ,will use a square footage cost they are confortable with and they tell us this is possible. My theory is not all no, actually if I had my way we would have built a new middle school, (less total new footage) renovated the high school with a gym addition(Eastwood),and taken out cross walls , the old high school was built to service 500 kids, there is not that many in it today yet. As to Rossford , you need to understand those numbers are always slanted to make building new the answer. It is easier to build new, no surprises , and the engineers do not need to think or work as hard and the powers that be usually want new so the numbrs are slanted that way. Remember the answer is compromise, and part of that compromise is the staff must be willing to accept part of the cost --as does the taxpayer and the central campus people must be willing to accept that they do not have the votes to force that agenda --oh, and I am not retired yet , I work 60 hour weeks on a regular basis
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years Joe Schroeder 2010-02-06 00:29:46 How is the choice to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated an accident? My uncle was killed when a vehicle was blinded by the sun and went left of center, striking his motorcycle and killing him. The grand jury, rightfully so, found the driver of the vehicle that struck him innocent. He didn't drink and drive. It was an accident. Had this truly been an accident, the system would still work. Sorry, boys and girls, I've learned since I was in the first grade that alcohol and driving don't mix. How many people have to die before we get that message across? Mr. Mendoza, I'm sorry, you are a murderer. In the Old Testament of the Bible, it was an eye for an eye. Two lovely, sweet, giving wonderful children of God were handed a life sentence. You got 39 years with a chance of parole in twenty years. At age 40, you may get a chance to start your life again, while Bill and Sharon will never get theirs back. However, Mr. Mendoza, keep in mind that God still loves you and cares about you and I encourage you seek him. We are all guilty of sin, but we all have the chance to reconcile with The Father. I hope that one day, you'll be able to meet Bill and Sharon face to face, apologize to them and then thank God that this tragedy has lead you to heaven. Thank you, Jesus, that Bill and Sharon are already there..
Family talks about loss after fatal accident agree 2010-02-06 03:14:42 I agree. Any one of those people you listed wes1 could have chosen not to get into the vehicle and alerted the authorites.
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management listening 2010-02-06 08:22:39 Mr. Zulch- How many teachers and staff members wil be double whammied by your plan, since they work for and live in the Otsego School District? When teachers retire, what kind of people will want to come to Otsego to teach, knowing where you are heading with your lack of respect for what they do to help our children and your need to go so public with it? Any other school district would look more enticing. And don't say you don't respect them. Your actions and past statements speak louder than any apology. You would not last one day in a classroom. But maybe you should try it for a few weeks, to truly understand what a teacher is expected to do on a daily basis. Take home the work they do and complete it before the next, too. If you are going to deduct pay for delays and snow days, are you also going to pay extra for work done outside the school day? This may be a moot point, as snow days in the state of Ohio are being phased out over the next few years. Are you aware that teachers are paid less per hour per child for work done than a babysitter??????? Did you know teachers sometimes stay hours past their work day to meet with parents who can't seem to take a day off school for their own child's welfare? This then takes time away from that teacher's own family time. Also, where a family member teaches, they are paid twice a month (10 or more days of work) but are paid for 7.67 days of work. It would be like telling you we'll pay you for some of your work now, and pay you the rest later. But we don't pay anything for overtime. That's how they get paid over the summer. They're getting paid for work previously done. By doing this, teachers are helping the district. The district uses that money to get extra interest to help the district run. Otsego has been a great district while it was here. Too bad you still hold such a grudge from the original consolidation.
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management really 2010-02-06 08:36:03 Quite a plan but not sure it would work. Not so sure people in Haskins are willing to sell their home to keep the school in town. That means they would probably need to build or buy elsewhere. Buildings today are built as well as in years past. It definately depends on who the contractor is. Example: Windows at GR Elementary were replaced and then had to be replaced again. Apparently the windows leaked. Central campus discussion has been happening in the district for many years at least 27 that I know of and have heard even before then. After looking over the figures that have been provided by different individuals I still can't see how supporting a project that is worth $26,000,000 (approximately) and only paying $4,000,000 (approximately) can be a bad investment. And no additional money from the tax payers. If and when monies are asked for it will be for an operating levy not monies to pay for the building. If we have to back out of the OSFC it is going to cost us even more because then we WILL have to ask the district residents for monies to build/refurbish buildings. Build a school for approximately $4,000,000 and don't ask for monies from tax payers......or TELL the tax payers they need to give more in order to refurbish older building? I would rather help pay off a $4,000,000 school then pay $27,000,000 plus to keep "tradition". It is never a wrong time to do the right thing. Pay $4mil or $27 mil. The math seems simple. Pay the $4mil and move forward. Really
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management country dweller 2010-02-06 08:36:32 If it's so important to have an elementary in every town, where is your plan for a 4th elementary in Tontogany? If it's important for Grand Rapids, Weston, and Haskins to each have an elementary, then Tontogany should have one too. Right? It was once mentioned in a Neighborhood Schools meeting, and you and Mr. Tolles acted as though it would be considered. What happened to that idea? And what is your plan for home schools for those of us living in the rural areas? I want my children going to the same schools as our neighbors, and going to the same school from kindergarten through 5th grade. How will you guarantee that will happen? If one school has classrooms of 15-18 students, and the other has classrooms of 27-29 students, will we open more classrooms to make smaller classes? If not, how is that considered an equal education? I want my child to go to the school with the smaller cass sizes. How will you guarantee this will happen?
'No smoking' rules questioned iawlfan 2010-02-06 09:38:54 I love it! The Smoke Nazis forced their views not only on smokers, but also on business owners and interfered in the entire idea of Free Enterprise and Capitalism in America. Americans are free to smoke, and businesses should be free to decide what the rules in their own businesses are. And now we're dealing with the additional, unintended consequences that come with people meddling in other peoples' lives, and from not thinking through all of the issues that go along with their well-intended but irresponsible and reactionary craziness. I used to smoke, but I don't any more, and I would never waive my finger in someone's face and tell them they can't do exactly as they please. Allow me to say at this point...I told you so.
Family talks about loss after fatal accident iawlfan 2010-02-06 10:58:03 This gets sadder with every story.
To the Editor: BG man: 'Country has gone mad' brutus 2010-02-06 13:17:26 You just described the Republican party and the right wingnuts Gargie.
Kermit Rudolph Don Woods 2010-02-06 13:59:28 Since my days in the ice arena and working with Falcon hockey. Kerm and I were good friends. he would stop in after games and say hi to the players. He will be missed at the Falcons athletic events. I would like to wish his wife Nancy all the best,as well to his extended family. All my best from Sunset Beach,NC
Winter Weather Feb 6th Don Woods 2010-02-06 14:13:19 Having lived in BG for 42 years And remembering all the harsh, snowy winter days and looking at the pictures in the paper. Now I know why I moved to NC. Clear skis and no snow. Wishing you all the best this winter.
To the Editor: Public urged to help group that rescued starving horses Derek Boyd 2010-02-06 14:56:58 Are you kidding me?!? That is the most stupid thing to say when it comes to abusing animals. I am a horse owner and stable owner, when we have problems its called calling and asking for help. She didn't that's where this is totally different. SO please get your facts straight before posting and looking stupid.
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management patriot 2010-02-06 16:08:28 Really? Tom Zulch has an answer for everything. This is ridiculous! He is less of an expert than he gives himself credit for. The bottom line is the children. He doesn't care about the children! All the answers are in the original letter.
BGHS' Tucker headed to the Hall of Fame Mary 2010-02-06 17:10:40 I am so proud of Coach Tucker! He really deserves it; best coach of all time! There wasn't anything in cross country that he didn't know, and he really saw the potential in all his runners. Congrats! Mary Sundermeier, BGHS 2008
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management Tom Z 2010-02-06 18:10:23 Hey, its been fun to discuss this with all you good folks. I would hope some of what I have offered would be used to compromise this thing and get a plan that all could support,however there are some things I am sure of One. There will be a new elementary school if the three new board members do not stop it and I see no sign of that being done. two. The district will not support a levy for two reasons, one is the lack of respect for voters by not sending the new building to a vote ( where it would have been soundly defeated)and second because most voters do not have any extra to send for more taxes. Three Since I do not think there will be any more money coming in and all the extra has been spent on the last new building it is just a matter of time till the state comes in to run this school district---when that happens you will see a mess that even the Lake schools did not come close to. four Do not blame the taxpayer when that happens--blame Garber and the past school board for not listening to the majority of taxpayers and for the last I am sorry for our country--because democracy surely took a hit in this district with the lease program and if for no other reason than the last the past board and Garber should be ashamed of themselves. It has been interesting to read the different statements---at least I had the guts to use my own name and put my ideas out in public, It will be interesting to watch in the days ahead.----------
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management country dweller 2010-02-06 19:18:39 Patriot- evidently he doesn't have an answer for everything. He ignored every one of my questions. Which verifies your other statement- that he is far less of an expert than he gives himself credit for. The last thing he cares about is the children. He pretends to care about Haskins and Grand Rapids, but let's see how fast he turns on them when the going gets tough. In reality, he's probably going to be bragging that he single handedly ended the school system that he never wanted to be a part of in the first place. It's unfortunate that the people who love Otsego have let him do this.
To the Editor: G. Rapids resident doubts any tax increase levy would pass in Otsego ACHNAD 2010-02-06 21:11:23 I THINK MOST PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THE OTSEGO DISTRICT ARE FAT IGNORANT SLOBS WHO SHOP AT WALMARTS.. JUST GO TO THE PEOPLE OF WALMART WEBSITE AND YOU WILL SEE WHAT KIND OF TROLLLS LIVE THERE.
To the Editor: BG man: 'Country has gone mad' gargie 2010-02-06 21:45:16 I just described government. Many complain about government while few understand it's role and fewer except the blame for it's growth. When we the people get along, or in the words of the bible "love our neighbor" government will not be needed and by need I mean something in the order of amputation to save the body. Don't blame Obama for the failures of the people to get along, that's our fault. Government is what's needed when a diabetic refuses to change their ways.
To the Editor: G. Rapids resident doubts any tax increase levy would pass in Otsego facts 2010-02-07 08:53:52 Priceless Thr Otsego voters have passed levys in the past that is why we have a new high school 6.2 mil. That is why we have a income tax and they have always passed the permanent improvement levy. I have been reading online of other school districts trouble with money. It seems to always be the same the cut in pay needs to come from the taxpayer not the staff. If you don't support this then you don't care for the kids. ACHND Does this include the past board who voted for these new buildings?
To the Editor: Doctor faults some healthy heart tips ruralguy 2010-02-07 09:20:46 Dr. I believe you are also "IN ERROR" In your letter to state and I Quote: "The reason why is that TC is made up of LDL ("good") cholesterol, HDL ("bad") cholesterol, and the cholesterol carried by triglycerides" ????? HDL IS THE ("GOOD") CHOLESTEROL LDL IS THE ("BAD") CHOLESTEROL Your misquote may be more dangerous than the report you are writing about? Take care and be "HAPPY" if you have a High HDL!!!!!
To the Editor: G. Rapids resident doubts any tax increase levy would pass in Otsego Otsego South 2010-02-07 12:44:25 hey facts - Aren't a lot of the staff at Otsego taxpayers too? ACHNAD - TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK
To the Editor: Calling for Garber's resignation at board meeting was out of order Hahahahahahah 2010-02-07 14:11:45 I might have a solution to this whole crazy mess. Seriously, has anyone ever looked into voting Weston off the island? All the negative,closed-minded people could live there - the ones who can't be happy no matter what is done. The more positive people who prefer to invest in the children and the future can live in the rest of the district. We (the "new" Otsego) could sell the Weston elementary school to the fine folks of Weston. We should be able to get a pretty penny for it; it is a turn-key ready school with great historical significance Heck, we could even throw in some bandaids and duct tape for any minor repairs it might need in the next 80-90 years. Then we can all sit back and watch Weston become the model for schools everywhere. One building, K-12, their entire community coming together and getting along with just what they have, never having to improve on anything. If they run out of room, they can just pull in a couple trailers or simply commandeer nearby houses to use as classrooms - I'm sure the residents won't mind giving up their homes. An expert willing to serve (sans pay, of course) as superintendent should be easy enough to find. Volunteers could also teach, coach,do secretarial work, drive buses, be aides, work in the cafeteria and do cleaning and maintenance. Let's put it before the majority and see what happens.
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years farright 2010-02-07 15:03:18 mendoza got what he deserved, if you drink and drive you pay the price drinking and driving is never an accident, just stay home you wont hurt anyone, its not right what was done to the dewitts and shelen that day, but maybe now justice has truly been served
To the Editor: We haven't learned from our mistakes brutus 2010-02-07 16:32:43 Healthcare that nobody wants? Speak for yourself Hano. And give some examples of what he said he was going to do but didn't.
To the Editor: Campaign contribution ruling questioned Bunker 2010-02-07 23:37:30 The Supreme court didn't touch the foreign contributions part of the law. BO is wrong again!
To the Editor: We haven't learned from our mistakes Bunker 2010-02-07 23:46:38 To quote BHO on CNN 1-30-10: "We said from the start that....that it was going to be important for us to be consistant in SAYING to people that you can.... if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it. That you're not going to have anybody get between you and your doctor in decision making. I think that some of the provisions that....got snuck in might have violated that pledge." ( I used "..." to represent when he "duhs" and "uhs" because there is no teleprompter) He knew that he wasn't being truthful about the health care bill, but knew he had to be consistent with the lie. I guess that the "teabaggers" were right when thay said "read the bill".
To the Editor: BG man: 'Country has gone mad' Bunker 2010-02-08 00:02:13 Sorry, birthers, but Obama is an American citizen. His father is half flying elephant, thus the ears. I would be more interested in seeing his GPA in college and see if it's really his ears that make people call him Dumbo. I'm sure the weed and the coke made him an exemplary student!
To the Editor: BG man: 'Country has gone mad' BGer 2010-02-08 00:19:36 John, I don't know where you were born, and I'm sure you're not one of us. I demand to see your birth certificate, proof of residence and driver's license before I read your letter!!
To the Editor: BG man: 'Country has gone mad' Bunker 2010-02-08 00:20:45 Tired - You are a grotesque little hate monger! You always respond with race baiting due to having no facts to support yourself. If you think that your Al Sharpton-esque diatribe is going to prove anything, you are sadly mistaken. I bring proof and facts to the table. You make false accusations, but bring nothing to the party in the way of facts. I have a problem with Obama's policies. YOU are obsessed with his race. Also, when John Randall said that Osama isn't one of us, he isn't talking about his race. He means that WE are not constitution destroying, marxist, weed smoking, coke snorting, terrorist coddling, Harvard graduates that NEVER had a private sector job and attended a white/america hating church. I think it's a pretty fair statement. Maybe I'm criticizing his white half.
To the Editor: We haven't learned from our mistakes Bunker 2010-02-08 00:41:50 This isn't a lie, but proves what an idiot B Hussein Obama is. He graduated from HARVARD. His degree is in CONSTITUTIONAL LAW. BHO from State of Union Address - "We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in our Constitution, the notion that we're all created equal..." The problem is that the Declaration of Independence is the source of the notion that we are all created equal. I remember the idiots like Tired the Feeble-Minded and brutus Lewinski making fun of some lady (who isn't a Harvard graduate) for not knowing the difference! BO was probably stoned that day in class....
To the Editor: BG man: 'Country has gone mad' useyourhead 2010-02-08 02:26:32 I love people sticking to a political party and defending it no matter how wrong they are. You are not for the good of the people or country.
'No smoking' rules questioned receive69 2010-02-08 04:34:35 iawlfan, I too am a non-smoker, however, I am all for smokers rights. I can not tell a person they can or can not smoke, that is there decission. BUT, there are also non-smokers rights. People should be able to go into establishments, and have an enjoyable time without being choked by smoke! I thought the idea of the segregated rooms for smokers, and non-smokers was a good idea, however, in most cases you needed to walk through the smoking area to get to the non-smoking area (Fricker, Frieshes, etc). My wife smoked for 26 years. She has since quit, and now becomes ill at the smell of smoke. At our house, you are welcome to smoke, just take it outside. It your choice if you want to freeze your butt off for that smoke, or if you can contain yourself until you leave.
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management Facts 2010-02-08 07:54:09 Patriot I have not seen from any of you on this site answers to how to pay for this Large million dollar projected shortfall in two year?? extra busing cost, extra fuel cost from the new building. Mr. Zulch has offered plenty how about you. Two months of bills in general fund and that goes to nothing after that. No levy what do you cut or how big of a levy do you expect. 3 years of lease payments before we move in? teachers contract
To the Editor: Calling for Garber's resignation at board meeting was out of order ohsgrad 2010-02-08 09:56:42 Ms. Jackson you discredited yourself. Look back many people have pointed it out here. BTW a cost projection was done and the keeping 3 schools open and renovating them would cost about twice as much as building one elementary school. This information was presented several times last year at various board meetings and wasn't disputed by anyone. It was more we should wait....until when exactly? It isn't ever going to get cheaper and we are going more into the hole every year. Good luck going door to door to people who you might have to actually explain you opinions too. BTW if a majority of school board members were elected for the sole purpose of reopening Weston,why didn't they present any figures for the costs? It is easy to support something you dont or wont ask voters to pay for. I heard Weston had tried to leave Otsego and was told no thanks by BG schools. Seems their voting record was well known there as well.
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management ohsgrad 2010-02-08 10:07:28 Mr. Z you do bring up some good points and truthfully I dont believe you don't care about the students or staff in this district. I think it is easy to have an idea,and harder to put it into practice. I personally dont think holding our district hostage and making our students suffer based upon a decision the board made is really going to get us anywhere. What is the plan to show the old board how mad we are for what the next 5 years? That will accomplish what. I also know that the voters weren't eager or prodding the old board to put the renovation of the 3 schools on the ballot either and think it is wishful thinking it would have passed. When presented witht the numbers most voters present at the meetings balked and said it was too much. I doubt that the new board will be able to get a levy passed and so far have listened and not presented any options or plans for moving this district forward. It is time to get over some things and work together.
To the Editor: Returning $17M to state not wise management patriot 2010-02-08 11:22:21 Are you kidding me, Facts?!! Do you think the old board and Mr. Garber hasn't presented the facts as to how the building will be paid for?!! Everything has been spelled out by them very clearly. You're listening to the Zulchs and all their grand, unrealistic ideas. Go to a meeting and listen to Mr. Garber explain the plan for the millionth time. It's so easy to listen to the negatives. They're so much more interesting.
To the Editor: BG man: 'Country has gone mad' brutus 2010-02-08 11:28:07 I love people who spout all the talking points of the Republican party but say they don't belong to that party.
To the Editor: We haven't learned from our mistakes brutus 2010-02-08 11:33:41 Instead of using the teleprompter he could have done what Sarah the quitter did and write crib notes on his hand. Bwahaahahahahahahahah.
Mendoza sentenced to 39 years ohsgrad 2010-02-08 12:35:35 What about the person who supplied him with the booze? The whole group testified they were all drinking. The others were to drunk to even think of their own safety let alone anyone else. The whole crew in that car should also be seriving time. They were all reckless and an accident waiting to happen. They should be given some time to sit and think in a jail cell about the family's lives they helped destroy.
To the Editor: G. Rapids resident doubts any tax increase levy would pass in Otsego ohgrad 2010-02-08 12:42:23 It is interesting that no one is jumping on the I want to pay more levy train. The group that doesn't want to go ahead with the central campus cite lack of community support and yet there is no support for paying for 3 elementary schools or renovating them either. Seems when it comes down to cash it doesn't matter which side you are on NO ONE WANTS TO PAY or will pass any levy. People seem eager to vote no on the central campus,but dont want the renovate the 3 on the ballot knowing it wouldn't pass and then the excuse for not passing any operating levy and blaming the board is gone.