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 Letters Published in May 30, 2007 Issue

 

 

 May 30, 2007 - Letter submitted by Theresa Hibbert, chairperson, Knightstown Post Prom Committee

The Knightstown High School Post Prom was held at the Post Road Recreation Center on May 5, 2007. This event was a very eventful night due to the involvement of parents and our local businesses. I am pleased to say this was a fun, exciting and safe year for the students.

Thank you to the following businesses for their generous donations: BP Gas; State Farm, White Flash, Subway, Pic-n-Save, Curves, Myers Furniture Store, Mrs. Leonard, Mr. Scholl, Mr. Keesling, Collins Auto, Top Ten Videos and Tanning, Knightstown Tire & Auto, Leakey Insurance, Kappa Kappa Kappa, The Banner, Post & Post Hardware, Ivy Wreath, Darla Gross, the Silver family, the Hochstedler family, Jane Bonewits, Jeffery Vickers and family, Lora and Jeff Lindsey, Stacy Kopp, American Legion, Knightstown Dental, CVS, Knightstown NAPA, and The Paddock, all of Knightstown; Mike and Kay Hoon, and Angie Davis, all of Carthage; Morris, Inc., Ye Olde Head Shoppe, Gray Auto, Legacy Theatre, Bob Evans, Arby's, That Fun Place, 7 Seas Photos and More, Cynthia's, McDonalds, Subway, Dominos Pizza, Chicago's Pizza, Papa Murphy's, VIP Nails, Ritter's, Quizno's, Starbucks, Super Cuts, McCleerey's, Great Clips, Taco Bell, Applebee's, Culver's, Southern Sun Beauty Salon, Wal-Mart, Revolution Salon, Darque Bodies, The Sweet Shop, Clipper Ship Hair Care, Greenfield Office Supply, Hardee's, Wendy's, and Casey's Pizza, all of Greenfield; Sears (Washington Square); Longhorn Steakhouse (Indpls.); Sky Mart Pizza, McDonalds, Rose Bowl, Anytime Fitness, Gibson Roller Arena, and A Total Tan, all of New Castle; and Starbucks, Texas Roadhouse, Olive Garden, Chili's, Lone Star, and Ruby Tuesday, all of Anderson.

Thank you to all the parents that donated the time and energy it took to make this night a memorable night. The Class of 2007 is grateful and appreciative of the support the community and our parents have given to help us in the success of achieving our goals and a brighter future.

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 May 30, 2007 - Letter submitted by Alex Randis, Northridge, Cal.

Amid guarantees that the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would stimulate commerce, spur job creation, curtail illegal immigration, and have no impact on U.S. independence, Congress approved it in November 1993.

NAFTA has been a disaster for many Americans. But most important, rulings From NAFTA's judicial panels have superseded state and federal court decisions, thereby overriding U.S. and state constitutions, and our independence.

The Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) was launched in March 2005 by President Bush, Mexico's President Fox, and Canada's Prime Minster Martin. Despite its pleasant sounding name, its purpose is to erase our Canadian and Mexican borders. Go to www.thenewamerican.com for details.

In September 2006, high-profile representatives from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico met in Banff, Canada for a closed-door meeting of the North American Forum. Mel Hurtig, a Canadian who attended said, "were talking about the integration of Canada [and Mexico] into the United States". For them to hold this meeting in secret and to make every effort to avoid [others] learning about it, right away, you've got to be hugely concerned.

Another step toward creation of a North American Union (NAU) is the construction of a NAFTA Superhighway. A ten-lane road for cars and trucks, with more lanes for oil, gas, and railroad lines are planned. Designed to link the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, it will require confiscating millions of acres of privately owned property by eminent domain.

If the Superhighway proceeds, and NAFTA, SPP, and NAU are in place, American law will be null and void, replaced by an incomprehensible mess of so-called trade law. NAFTA is the foundation for this mess. Tell congress to repeal NAFTA now!

 

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