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Speakout 7/23

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

I would like to SpeakOut about Charleston. Twenty-five years ago, Charleston was in a better shape than it is right now. They could afford a mosquito truck to come down the roads. Now they've shut their mosquito truck down. We don't have a mosquito truck - we've got one. I guess it's just sitting there deteriorating but they sure aren't helping us any and they sure aren't helping Charleston, either.

I would like to SpeakOut about today's SpeakOut, "It is a bad law." Ninety-five percent of the people driving around with loud music are hardly drug dealers. Half of them are school kids. The law is bad because it should have a time limit on it. To say people are drug dealers just because they play loud music is a stereotype and that is just the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Most school kids have loud music, not to mention other people in town, and not everybody is a drug dealer. That is just ridiculous!

To the jerks who threw a cigarette at my friend and me, what did we do to you? We were just walking to a video store to get a movie. You need to learn to have some dignity and class, because evidently you don't.

I don't know why people think smoking is hazardous to your health. I think all kids of all ages should be allowed to buy cigarettes and tobacco and marijuana.

I graduated this year from Sikeston High School and am looking for a job. This is my first time calling SpeakOut and I hope you will print this. I am looking for a job and went to a particular company because I was told to "come back on Monday." I need a job, so I went back. The man told me, "I've already hired one black girl and there are four new jobs opening in this area. Maybe you can get a job in one of those places." Well, to this individual, God doesn't like ugly. When I do get a job, I will make sure it is at a place better than yours. I felt very hurt when this man said this. We don't need these kind of people in our society.

Give us a break. Charleston is comprised mostly of elderly on fixed incomes and people on welfare. We cannot make up the shortfall in revenue that the city one had. Sikeston residents get one bill (electric power, water, sewer and trash) and the monthly figure he quoted is about right, $52 for all.

We can't afford to go to war with every country that develops a bomb of every kind. There are people who are needy and hungry in our own country. This President is hung up on war. He needs to concentrate on this country and its problems. We have enough to keep him busy but it just isn't exciting enough for him. He is trying to push democracy down everyone's throat, and those who don't want it. Let them take care of their own problems. Nobody is helping us with ours.

I live on the west end and they are always griping about us not keeping our yards clean. On Dorothy Street, there are lots that belong to the city that are grown up. What does that tell you about the city that's caring? Just because we live on the west end doesn't mean that we need your help.

To the person looking for Sandra McGee, you can find her every afternoon on 92.9. She is a local disc jockey in Sikeston for the Zimmer Radio Group.