Elected officials should do jobs
This letter is in regards to the article printed on April 24 and titled “Death certificate delay angers health board.”
First of all, it is the health officials’ responsibilities to take issues such as this into a public forum. It is the public these employees work for. For Dr. Amos to feel there is a “hidden agenda” shows that she is taking her duties personally and not professionally. If she truly “had some issues with some things that have not come in on a timely basis,” I would think she would use these to defend herself for not fulfilling her duties — which is filing a death certificate with the county health department within 72 hours after completion of a death investigation or filing a pending investigation certificate of death before completing the certificate of death, if necessary.
According to the health board complaint, she had been doing neither of these. Instead, she “did not want to go into details” of why she is not completing these certificates in a timely, law-required manner.
Secondly, I am having trouble believing that the Indiana Coroners Association cannot do anything if a coroner is not fulfilling his or her duties. What is the association for if not matters such as this? To me, this says if you get into an elected position, you are able to not perform the duties you were elected for and still get paid. We are able to impeach the president, but not to confront a coroner not performing their job properly?
In this case, I will be running for all elected positions. … It sounds like a heck of a deal.
— April Manning, Hillsdale
Graffiti ordinance unjust ‘solution’
Any ordinance enacted by the city, the county or the state for the removal of the graffiti by making the innocent property owner the victim by fining the property owner is clearly and transparently unjust, regardless of its intent.
Accidentally making a bad ordinance is understandable, but deliberately is unconscionable. Unconscionable and a perversion of justice is what this type of ordinance would be.
Nobody wants an ugly looking Terre Haute or ugly looking buildings in Terre Haute, but neither do they want injustice in its ordinances. Mr. Chalos, Mr. Loudermilk, council members and Mayor Bennett, it is time to look very hard and deep for proper solutions to the graffiti problem.
Fining and victimizing the innocent property owner is not the solution. Injustice or an unjust ordinance is never a solution, It merely and unjustly passes the cost on to the innocent someone else.
— Charles Bean, Terre Haute
Elected officials should do jobs
Readers’ forum: July 22, 2014
• Supt. Ritz has right to govern
• A tribute to a teacher
• Rep. Pelosi shows ‘bungling idiocy’
Readers’ forum: July 20, 2014
• ‘Hotel Indiana’ has a sour tune
• Kind words about the newspaper
• Some questions about RTL video
• No mercy for cop killers
• Crack down on gun violence
• Anti-Dem tirades mask GOP failures
• Important day for participants
• Appreciation for support
FLASHPOINT: Solve our border crisis
More than 60,000 unaccompanied alien children — mostly from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — have been apprehended on America’s southern border during this fiscal year.
Flashpoint: Will Gov. Pence be true to his word?
This is written in response to recent remarks made by State Board of Education members.
- Readers’ Forum: July 18, 2014
READERS’ FORUM: July 17, 2014
• Civil rights and burning cities
• Quality service from Baesler’s
FLAHSPOINT: Supt. Glenda Ritz ‘creating conflict’
It has been my pleasure for the past year to serve as the newest member of the Indiana State Board of Education. I bring a fresh perspective to the board as an attorney and business executive who served as Director of Economic Development under former Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson and President of the Indy Partnership, a regional economic development organization charged with recruiting new companies to our state.
Readers’ Forum: July 16, 2014
• The truth about property taxes
Readers’ Forum: July 15, 2014
• Are Fed policies hurting America?
• Staying true to code of respect
Readers’ Forum: July 14, 2014
• Where did the 61 cents go?
Readers’ Forum: July 13, 2014
• Telling the truth about smoking
• Larger energy bills on the way, thanks to EPA
• Embrace the compassion, not self-righteousness
• Wondering about country’s leaders
• New amendments have hurt country
- Readers’ Forum: July 11, 2014
READERS' FORUM: July 10, 2014
• Herb Faire a great success
• Appreciation for a ‘lovely angel’
• Thanks for stirring fireworks show
Readers’ Forum: July 9, 2014
• Don’t eliminate our six-day mail
• Zamperini death stirs memories
Readers’ Forum: July 8, 2014
• T-S ignores common decency
• Lighten up on Donald Sterling
• Time to reject Dems in Congress
• Fueling the EPA
Readers’ Forum: July 7, 2014
• The moral issue is major issue
Readers’ Forum: July 6, 2014
• Coats ignoring climate science
• Do those mustache posters exist?
• Utility rate freeze took determination
• What perversion is next in line?
• Opinions vary, but voters will decide
• This preaching must stop — now
• Golf fundraiser a huge success
- Readers’ Forum: July 4, 2014
Readers’ Forum: July 3, 2014
• Over the top on immigration
- Readers’ Forum: July 2, 2014
Readers’ Forum: July 1, 2014
• Defying the laws of God
• Correcting the written record
• Hands of $$ from Redevelopment
• Celebrity visit for celebration
Readers’ Forum: June 30, 2014
• Don’t be victim of home repair scam
• Ending unfair tax practices
Readers’ Forum: June 29, 2014
• The sexual revolution strikes again
• Country sinks to new lows
• Saddened by the headlines
• Opinions not same as facts
• Letter meets with approval
• The real ‘truth’ sometimes hurts
• Applause for great musical
• Raising minimum wage hurts us
• Gratitude to camp sponsors
• More to the city’s mosquito problem
- Readers’ Forum: June 27, 2014
Readers’ Forum: June 26, 2014
• Misunderstandings about the lovely, messy mulberry
Flashpoint: Address growing cyber threats
Over the past several months, we have seen firsthand that threats to our nation’s cyber security are real and growing.
- Readers' Forum: June 25, 2014
Readers’ Forum: June 24, 2014
• Be careful in extreme heat
• Public workers serve us well
• Show us those mustache posters
Readers’ Forum: June 23, 2014
• It’s not hate, it’s just the truth
• Lousing up a very good day
Readers’ Forum: June 22, 2014
• Traffic signals need attention
• Current, future state of Iraq
• ISU focusing on returning adult students
• Activist’s passion for a better world
• Don’t waste your vote yet again
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- Readers’ forum: July 22, 2014