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August 1, 2013

Aug. 1, 2013: Letters to the editor

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Count me a part of the 4 percent or whatever percent you want, just don’t count me or the thousands of others who found their way through the doors of Ivy Tech, a failure.

Casey Bridgeford

Philadelphia

‘Hopefully some of my relatives will see’

I was born in Kokomo and started grade school there. Not long afterwards, my father lost his job so my parents decided to move.

While we were moving, we had a bad auto accident, and both my parents were killed.

The hospital contacted some of my relatives, but they would not accept me. So after I recovered, the state placed me in a group home until I was adopted or turned of age.

I was never adopted, so when I turned 18 I started out on my own.

As luck would have it, I got mixed up with the wrong crowd and got into some trouble. Now I am in prison in Alabama.

Editor, I know I still have relatives living in or around Kokomo, and I’d be very grateful to you if you would be kind enough to print my letter in your newspaper. Hopefully, some of my relatives will see my name and remember me.

I truly want to hear from them, or if anyone just wanted to write me, I’d surely write them because I have no one. My address is 100 Warrior Lane, Bessemer, AL 35023.

Thank you very much for your help.

Michael Schumacher

Bessemer, Ala.

These wonderful industrial turbines

The serenity of the countryside is one of the main reasons why we moved here. The other reason was the Tipton County taxes.

At the first couple of meetings I went to this year, I asked: What is this rush to go forward when we have a perfect example of an industrial wind farm right here? Study it. See how the wind company follows up on its promises.

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