Letters to the Editor Oct. 6

What I would like to say is this: Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a good and honest man who has devoted his entire life to our great country. Sheriff Joe was elected to enforce the laws that are on the books, nothing more, and nothing less. I know that the 200 people who attended the rally feel the same way as I do. Sheriff Joe is a good man.

Now what really bothers me is that so many people that feel the same way as I do are deathly afraid to take a stand publicly on the immigration issues because of the so-called Hispanic rage. People are frightened to say anything because of the name calling and because they fear they will be hurt for voicing their views.

I don't care what color your skin is or what country you have come from. But I do care how you came to live in America. If you have come here illegally, then go back home and follow the laws of the country you want to call home. God bless you.

Lee Elliott

Carson City

Yesterday, as I have many times, I passed by the IHOP restaraunt with its windows broken, papered from the inside, and a parking lot that resembles a ghost town.

If the community were to come together - as we have always done in my 34 years as a Carson City resident - with the owners of the property, shouldn't an option be considered to tear down the IHOP building? (Shouldn't we) replace the building pad with memorial trees, grass, benches, and a memorial plaque to represent those innocent victims lost on that tragic, day as a memory and tribute for we as a community and for generations to come?

There are plenty of building spaces available in the area. Isn't the IHOP property a place to be considered a special place for those families who lost loved ones, witnesses to the horrific act which occured, and the residents of our region who were impacted?

I couldn't fathom ever eating there again, but I could help polish a plaque and plant a bunch of flowers.

Bruce Magner


Drivers set poor example for new drivers. The students from Western Nevada College's New Driver Education class have been observing drivers as part the process in learning to drive safely.

Recently the students observed 259 vehicles in 30 minutes on a typical summer morning at the corner of College Parkway and Ormsby Boulevard. The vehicles included personal, service, commercial and construction vehicles.

The students observed 38 drivers or passengers not wearing seatbelts, 10 drivers were eating, drinking or smoking, 17 were on their cell phones, and 72 vehicles did not come to a full and complete stop. Many other vehicles did not use turn signals properly, and numerous child car seats were not secured correctly in the rear seat of the vehicle.

If we want our new drivers to learn to drive in a safe and effective manner, adult drivers should take note of their personal driving techniques and try to set a good example for our teenagers and other new drivers.

Western Nevada College continues to strive for the highest standards in teaching safe driving standards. Classes are offered throughout the year on both the Carson City and Douglas campuses.

And please, remember to use only hands-free mobile devises. Nevada's no-texting law goes into effect Jan. 1. Warnings are now being issued.

Thank you for your help in demonstrating safe driving techniques.

Judy Larquier

Western Nevada College, New Driver Education


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