incoming (2006-42)

The price of parking in the downtown area ranges from approximately $60 per month to the amount that I pay per month of $83. There may well be parking that is more expensive than what I am paying in some of the other buildings. There are some who work downtown (lawyers in particular) who know and are aware of the activity of the police department as it relates to parking tickets. There are days that you will see the police writing tickets all day long to anyone who is in violation of the parking rules. Then are days when you never see any police officers on the streets of downtown, much less writing parking tickets.

My complaint is that there are certain persons who can park their vehicle (Jaguar) on the street and leave it there for an entire day in a one-hour limit space or commercial space and no one seems to notice, even on days when tickets are being written.

It would only seem right to me that if we are going to be charged for parking on the streets downtown and in the parking garages, then there needs to be consistency in the parking ticket situation. This is something that should not be overlooked when it is raining or cold or hot, but also not on nice days when it is pleasant to get out and walk downtown.

It is a slap in the face to persons who pay parking every month to insure the ability to park their vehicle at the nice monthly rate so that they may work and not have their car towed or ticketed. I would additionally think that it is a slap in the face to those employers who pay for and provide parking for their employees.

Melissa Pike

Keeping the Old City’s Cool

Market Square is beginning to reach critical mass but may never reach “cool” status simply because of the statue of the old man with the earth coming out of his derriere (or going into it?).

On a warm summer evening, drinking wine, eating baked brie and listening to jazz on the patio of Lucille’s (may she rest in peace) is as cool as I have seen the city get. While its grittiness is undoubtedly part of the charm, the Old City deserves city funds to make it safe, beautiful and car-friendly.

Don’t neglect the northern anchor of the city’s emerging downtown entertainment district, Mr. Haslam. Thanks for bringing this problem to light, Metro Pulse .

Mark Schaefer

Christmas in July?

Rich Kirby

Maybe They’re Just Shy?

Kae Robbins 

Yield for Pedestrians

Suzanne Parete-Koon

Confounded Colonics!

It’s irresponsible to advocate the use of colonics for anything, particularly for any sort of treatment or prevention or any ailments or diseases.

According to the American Cancer Society and supported [by] many other legitimate scientific and research organizations:

 • There is no scientific evidence that colon therapy is effective in treating cancer or any other disease. Colon therapy can be dangerous and can cause infection or death.

• There is no scientific evidence supporting the claims on which colon therapy is based.

• The machines used for colon therapy are illegal unless used during conventional medical treatment.

• Colon therapy can be dangerous, and deaths have resulted from contaminated equipment, electrolyte (salt and mineral) imbalance, or perforation (puncture or breakage) of intestinal walls.

• People with diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, severe hemorrhoids, rectal or colon tumors, or recovering from bowel surgery may be at higher risk of bowel injury.

• People with kidney or heart failure may be more likely to experience fluid overload or electrolyte imbalances.

• In addition, many substances can be absorbed into the body from the colon walls, which can cause toxic or allergic reactions.

Perhaps the piece was an advertisement and not an actual article, but the contents are very misleading and dangerous. Thought you might like to know.

Emily Seltzer

Sticks and Stones, Dude

P.S. I left out rat-finks, double-dribblers and armadillo-pokers.

Joe Acree

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