St. Louis Call Newspapers

Reader objects to lack of trash cans for panhandlers at Interstate 44

Letters to the editor

February 12, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: My question is for Kirkwood and Sunset Hills: I totally understand why you cannot control the panhandlers at Lindbergh Boulevard and Interstate 44. But, why couldn’t you at least place trash containers at these locations instead of allowing trash to litter Lindbergh a...

Lindbergh senior cautions against an overuse of artificial sweeteners

Letters to the editor

February 12, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: I am a student at Lindbergh High School, and I have noticed many people are drinking drinks that contain artificial sweeteners and are mostly unaware of the potent chemicals that are in them. Artificial sweeteners have very little benefits besides their low calories. ...

Constitution does not support abortion, control over women’s bodies

Letters to the editor

February 10, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: This is in response to a Nov. 21 letter written by Richard Schellhase discussing his pro-life stance on abortion. I value all beliefs; not only does it symbolize the diverse opinions we all carry, but it further exemplifies our modern equality. I think it would ...

Letter writer wishes Loop Trolley was saved, extended through park

Letters to the editor

February 5, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: I was saddened to learn the Loop Trolley will cease operations. I blame the TV stations and the St. Louis tourist bureau for lack of promotion of this attraction. Other cities, including San Francisco’s “cable cars” and New Orleans’ “Desire” streetca...

Citizens also have duty to respect public officials, speaking privilege

Letters to the editor

February 4, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: I profoundly disagree with The Call’s Nov. 28 editorial “Council leaves the people out of people’s business.” The entire premise that “everyone has a right to speak at council meetings” is conditional. The County Council extends the opportunity of citizens ...

Reader offers ‘Pool Table Theology’ in response to various missives

Letters to the editor

January 29, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: Some of The Call’s Dec. 5 letters require rigorous rebuttals. For instance, Jan Tucker of Oakville thinks that where an ex-president decides to live has some relevance to the “theory” of global warming. Several better or more relevant sources include: 1. Rec...

Caffeine consumption can be beneficial, but also has its drawbacks

Letters to the editor

January 22, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: I am doing a research project about the effects of the consumption of caffeine of the students of Lindbergh High School. Consuming the right amount of caffeine can be very beneficial to the overall physical and mental health of the students of Lindbergh High School. ...

Letter writer offers his predictions for 2020, with a Trump re-election

Letters to the editor

January 21, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: As a consultant, I’ve been making predictions 15 years with 90-percent accuracy. I want to take the worry out of the new year, calm fears and put people at ease. Be anxious for nothing. So here are my predictions for the new year 2020 — enjoy. 1. President...

If Broughton was no longer an alderman, he could write more letters

Letters to the editor

January 20, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: In response to Jan Burmeister’s letter in the Dec. 12 Call, I hate to throw cold water on Jan’s thesis, but if Green Park were not to re-elect Alderman Michael Broughton, he would have even more time to craft more letters to The Call. I, for one, enjoy Mr....

Newspaper’s ‘liberal critical pen’ is in the wrong for editorial on Trakas

Letters to the editor

January 15, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: The editorial in the Dec. 12 issue of Call Newspapers criticizing County Councilman Ernie Trakas for attempting to protect County Council members and staff from the recent threatening and intimidating tactics used by some speakers during the “open period for c...

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