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Speakout 8/28

Sunday, August 28, 2005

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Today's Thursday, Aug. 18, and I was just out at the Memorial Park Cemetery. The grass was more than knee-high. The only place that was mowed was what you could see from the street and around the office. They have a total disregard for our loved ones who are buried there. And the maintenance is shoddy to say the least. Not only the high grass but the broken and missing vases. Some vases even laying on the side of the markers. This is totally grateful and certainly there is no reason for someone to own a business and not maintain it. I would like to see everyone who has a problem with these cemeteries to file a complaint with the Missouri Attorney General's office as I have. Then maybe we can get something done. The address for the Attorney General's office is P.O. Box 899, Jefferson City, MO 65102. They do have a Website but I don't have it at the moment.

Today is the first day of school. I'm live in the 800 block of Greer. It happens ever year. I see potato chip bags, Burger King wrappers, Hucks cups. I'm not going to put up with it this year. Either the school is going to have to have someone come down here and pick this up every day or the city or the public safety can have an officer drive by during lunch shifts just to see how bad these kids throw the litter and don't care. Something has to be done, I'm tired of picking it up out of my yard.

I was just trying to see if there is anyone who knows someone or anyone who is interested in buying Indian artifacts - arrowheads? If there is could you please call 472-5149.

It is quite disturbing that there is such a gas shortage, when they failed to do the logical thing to do and stems back to World War II when they had what was known as carpooling. What that is, is simply two or three people share an automobile going to and from work or to and from the store. They can take turns about changing over and one driving one day and the other driving another day. Each time they are using one-third or one-half the amount of gas or whatever it is. It was very effective back when there was extremely, extremely important thing to take and keep the gas available for World War II. I didn't own a car then and I don't own a car now. I'm now 83 years old, but any time I have to take and go, I go. Usually by transportation such as a cab or the transit service. Carpooling would cut the gas consumption probably down about half of what the normal amount of gas being used today. I don't know if most people of today were alive during World War II when carpooling was a necessity. I still had until recently coupons that the government issued that said you could buy so much gas in the course of a week, month. It cut your gas consumption way more than half. I would like to see somebody acknowledge the gas problem and start saving money and quit worrying about not having enough money to pay for $3 a gallon gas.

I was just reading Wednesday's paper about the cameras could reduce crime. It is all right to put cameras in town but if you are going to put them in, just don't put them in certain areas, put them all over town because crime just doesn't happen in one certain area, it happens downtown, on the east side, north side, everywhere. Just don't put it in one area because you think drugs are being sold there, put them in all areas.