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Monday, October 14, 2013
Whatever your party, vote Jarrell in Hollins
I belong to the Republican Party and have for many years. I have given a great deal of thought regarding the candidates running for the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors in the Hollins District, and I seriously believe that independent candidate Gary Jarrell is the most qualified for the following reasons:
* Jarrell has been a member of the Roanoke County Planning Commission for 12 years.
* He has worked with the board of supervisors during his time on the planning commission, and has experience and knowledge of the workings of county government.
* He has a successful business and has experience in dealing with budgets.
* Jarrell has a reputation as a good citizen and respects the laws of Roanoke County.
This is the kind of person Roanoke Countians need to represent them. It does not matter what party you have supported in the past.
JAMES M. GREENWAY
Cartoon misplaced the blame for shutdown
The Beeler cartoon published in the Oct. 9 Roanoke Times has the facts wrong and should not have been published. It says “by order of the President . . .” (the national parks are closed.)
The do-nothing, obstructionist tea partyers in the House have caused the government shutdown. Our so-called free press must also be responsible for our democracy to work. Disagreeing with opinions is fine, but just plain lying is not.
Cuccinelli offers jobs and clean air
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulations on carbon emissions from new power plants are an overreach of authority that will have significant impact on Southwest Virginia coalfields. Ken Cuccinelli, Republican candidate for governor, rightly calls this proposal a “war on coal.”
The EPA is mandating expensive, unproven technologies known as carbon capture and sequestration, with unknown safety risks — though the agency admits it “does not anticipate that this proposed rule will result in notable CO2 emission change” in the next decade.
Cuccinelli would bring to the office of governor the experience and knowledge about environmental and economic issues to fight this war on coal. He will continue to fight pollution and help create a healthier place for our children and grandchildren. The EPA doesn’t have that balance in its job-killing regulations.
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