Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


February 28, 2013

Letters to the editor - Friday, March 1, 2013


This town has suffered enough loss with the closing of Continental Steel and Delphi. I watched my stepdad lose his job and get a half-pension from Continental Steel and many friends and family lose their jobs at Delphi, all due to gross mismanagement.

I guess this is why it pains me and makes my stomach turn every time I see or hear of the glory-seekers entering my workplace, when they look down on the union employees, couldn’t care less and have even less of hand in all that is good that is going on in Chrysler Kokomo.

So to all of my union brothers and sisters, keep up the good work and don’t be fooled by those seeking to take credit for all of your hard work and many sacrifices. Stand and be proud of who you are and what we have accomplished. The success is ours! I would just as well not see those Republican glory-seekers at any of Chrysler’s announcements, since they do not support the union.

Larry Norfleet, Kokomo

A tale of 3 voters and the vote centers

Voter No. 1, a Howard County voter wanting to vote ahead of his work day, arrived several minutes ahead of time and was first in line when the polling place opened. By 6:10 a.m., he was on his way to work.

Voter No. 2, several counties away and needing to get to work early, arrived at his voting facility by 5:30 a.m. At 6 a.m. the polls couldn’t open due to a programming problem with the card that determines which ballot to display to voters using the electronic voting machines. Several hours later, hundreds of voters, snaked all around the facility, were still waiting in lines to vote. He arrived at work very late.

Voter No. 3, several counties away in another direction, decided to capitalize on his county’s vote center concept. He and his wife would vote during a trip to the grocery store. That day there was a long wait at the vote center, so they decided they would wait until the next grocery shopping trip. On the next trip, events repeated themselves. They then traveled to a store in a more remote part of their city and voted there.

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