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Opinion Line (Dec. 9)

  • Published Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at 12 a.m.

E-mail comments, 50 words or fewer, to opline@wichitaeagle.com

Redesign school cafeterias so there is less chance of bullying with “you can’t sit here” – maybe some snack bars, where those who prefer to eat alone can just grab a stool, and varieties of table sizes. Big, open, intimidating spaces should be avoided.


Please remember to tip your trash man this season. They work in the coldest weather and are really reliable.


Don’t people realize that having their yard look like a trash dump hurts neighbors who might be trying to sell their house? We have three places like that in our neighborhood, and it really hurts property value. Please clean up your place.


I am trying to sell a rental property. I have had a couple of buyers who could not qualify for financing. The house has been inspected by three different inspectors, who each found page after page of problems. One home inspection should be good for all potential buyers.


Are we really going to let a couple of disc jockeys rename our airport? Come on, folks – it’s a radio promotion. Sober up and stay with Mid-Continent. In any case, it’s not an “international” airport unless you count flying to Atlanta or Dallas as traveling to a foreign country.


How can we spend any money renaming the airport when 7,000 chronically hungry kids in the community need to be fed?


It amazes me that Wichitans keep mispronouncing the name of our jet ace hero from the Korean War. Try saying “Ja-bar-uh,” not “Ja-bare-uh.” You’re welcome.


Memo to Davis Merritt and his lecture regarding civility in public discourse (Dec. 3 Opinion): Pot, meet kettle.


Merritt writes some of the best stuff I read in the paper, and that’s saying something considering The Eagle’s fine staff. He’s fair, balanced and willing to see the other guy’s point of view. He writes like the intelligent gentleman he is.


Thursday's opening of “A Christmas Carol” at the Forum Theatre warmed my heart on a very frigid day. Karla Burns shines. This Wichita tradition is a beautiful way to celebrate the holiday season and a wonderful showcase for Wichita’s talent.


My sincere thanks to the kind person who turned in my big yellow purse at World Market.


Last year I made a resolution to smile more often, and it worked like a charm. I am happier and the people I deal with on a daily basis are more pleasant. I recommend to everyone: Smile more.

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