To The Editor:
It was with great disappointment reading about the Governor's plan to change the Lottery Scholarship program [Dec. 1]. He doesn't seem to understand the purpose.
Phil wants to penalize a hard-working high school student simply because his/her parents make, what he may deem, too much money! The scholarship is based on individual performance from an academic standpoint. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with his/her financial background. This is discrimination!
My son has received the Hope Scholarship for the past two years. I believe it gives him a sense of pride and accomplishment. It has been a great incentive not only for my son but many other college-bound students as well.
We don't need to change the program but the students themselves. How about starting with the public education system for starters? Think about it, Phil!
To the Editor:
Bob, meet Dean Charlie
I am confident that if [The City Paper’s] Alexa Hinton asked him, Bob Oermann would be the first to admit that, contrary to her characterization, Bob is not "the 'dean' of Nashville's music journalists."
That title rightly belongs to Charlie Lamb. Though now retired as a pioneering Music Row trade reporter, Charlie arrived in Nashville decades before "Honest Bob" hit Music City.
And, if Alexa references currently employed music journalists, a few others I could name and I have a good decade's experience covering Music Row on Oermann.
Not to say Bob doesn't know his stuff, though...
To the Editor:
Pearl of wisdom
[Friday marks] the 66th anniversary of the Dec. 7 bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese which precipitated the last defensive and moral war fought by our nation.
Our brave fighting forces met the challenge and with a thirst for vengeance and victory over the axis enemies won the war to ensure our peace and safety.
This was a true initiative by our government unlike the wars that our brave young warriors have been called on to carry out since that time, with the exception of Afghanistan, some of them to satisfy nothing more greed and power lust with manufactured evidence to support their claims by a small circle of old men.
I think that all our fighting men dead or alive in all our wars, real or fabricated, deserve our deepest gratitude for giving their all to fulfill their duty for the love of country. After all it's not theirs to make policy but to obey commands given them even if by an inept commander or a top-notch warrior.
I pledge to fly my American flag, as always, and salute every American soldier that has ever served or fallen in the U.S. armed forces in the defense or perceived defense of our country. I think that this Dec. 7 anniversary is a good day to remember and honor them for everyone.