Domestic violence needs coverage
I don't believe anyone should abuse their animals.
Front page news on (March 9) is on a man attacking his dog.
Women and children are being beaten, abused and mistreated by men every day in this city. Instead of showing these guys' pictures on the front page, so at least women will have some idea who not to date, we put the dog abuser on the front page.
I guess if Rin Tin Tin is looking for a date, he knows who to avoid.
We as a society have got to stop majoring on the minors and sticking our head in the sand when it comes to some major issues in our society.
Dog-fighting and animal abuse is wrong, but at the end of the day, I don't think this issue is causing the breakdown of fatherless homes and men not understanding how to be men.
There are some real issues in this city that need to be covered. I've been in law enforcement for over 22 years and every time I read a report or hear a story about domestic violence it still bothers me.
Let's try to work on some real issues and some real news to bring to the forefront.
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Here's how to tell date for Easter
Several times in past years you have printed articles I have submitted in the Free Press on when Easter comes. Some still do not know how to tell when it comes.
The earliest possible date at which Easter can come is March 22 and latest is April 25; for Easter comes on the Sunday following the first full moon after the 21st of March.
Easter this year will be April 8.
BARBARA S. COX
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Contraception not a health issue
Your critical thinking skills are deficient if you consider contraception medication the key to your health.
Birth control means are several and readily available. This is a sexual issue, not a health issue as in a need for hormone therapy for some female complainant, to correct a menstrual cycle, etc.
In allowing the "leader of the free world" to reduce your worth to reproductive rights, girl, you have been "had."
Should taxpayer money pay for contraception and allow for promiscuity? Will you expect funding for STDs, some of which are life-long and incurable, as in genital herpes?
GAIL BLAYLOCK HUDSON
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Publish salaries of many firms
The Chattanooga Times Free Press not only publishes the names and salaries of the highest-paid public employees in the area, it has also recently coerced TVA to provide the names and salaries of all its 13,000 employees, under the federal Freedom of Information Act.
While TVA is a federal government agency, it is entirely self-financing and receives no public money. None.
However, the same is not true of countless private businesses and individuals that together receive hundreds of billions every year in government funding, subsidies and bailouts.
So if you have the gall to publish TVA employees' private information, I trust you will do the same for local employees of the banks, oil companies, car companies, farmers, welfare recipients, and all the myriad of others who (unlike TVA and its employees) are recipients of government dole.
The public also has a "Right2Know" where their taxes are going.
MIKE HOY, Hixson
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ASA operation needs improvement
I, along with the passengers on the three canceled flights of last Friday March 9, sincerely wish Terry Hart (Chattanooga Airport CEO) would focus his attention on improving the service that ASA provides to the customers who fly Delta.
I fly quite frequently (nearly every week) and am now to the point that I will drive to either Atlanta, Nashville and/or Birmingham to ensure I get home and/or my destination on time and as expected versus putting my trust into the service that ASA provides and am certain others are doing exactly the same.
I understand weather-related complications and the ground halts that occur as a result due to our proximity to Atlanta; however, I can assure him this issue has much more to do with the operation of ASA than it does with the weather.
I'm certain that you will find the exact same sentiment exists with other Delta customers, provided you can still find them utilizing Chattanooga.
MARK SCOTT, Ooltewah
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Turn off radio to avoid Limbaugh
The left has cleverly manufactured "GOP's war on women" but conveniently ignores disgusting remarks made about women by a noted liberal mouthpiece, the classless Bill Maher. It also is a pathetic attempt to deflect from the real issues of the day which are killing all of us right in the wallet, which Democrats can't defend.
Now, again, libs are calling for Rush Limbaugh to be removed from the airwaves. They only support free speech as long as their own views are not challenged.
Frankly, I fully support and would defend Maher's right to exercise free speech. It's a free country. Just keep on talking, Bill.
However, it looks like Rush Limbaugh is going nowhere, so if you don't like what he says, exercise your freedom to turn off the radio.