Printed letters, May 31, 2012
I picked up the paper Monday morning to read with my coffee. On the first page was a young man pitching a baseball. I am sorry for Jeb Dill’s loss of his father last year. I am also sorry that he’s been diagnosed with diabetes. God bless him. I do wish this young man all the success he can accomplish.
As I read Monday’s paper, I realized it had two fronts. One was for JUCO and the other for Memorial Day.
The picture of Asher Hansow, 7, of Grand Junction placing flags in the ground at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery was very touching. Thank you, Asher.
The young soldier at the bottom of the page, Army Pfc. Kevin Trimble, 19, lost both of his legs and an arm from a bomb in Afghanistan. God bless him.
In a story on page 7A there was an Army Sgt. Adam Keys, who was wounded in Afghanistan in 2010. He has no legs.
I have to wonder why JUCO was the first front page and Memorial Day, with our servicemen and women, was on the second front page. I feel it is very sad.
I also feel we have our priorities totally messed up. These young men and women give their lives for our country and they are on the second page? How sad that is.
I did go to the Veterans Memorial Cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday. What a great tribute they had for all of the war heroes we have lost, and also to all the war heroes who came home.
I say thank you to all of them for their time and effort. Most of all, I say thank you and welcome home to the service people who have fought for our country.
They are going to build a memorial at the cemetery for the World War II veterans. I think that is wonderful.
CAROLYN J. BRYANT
Baseball teaches lessons in governing and fair play
To all of the young people whom we welcome to our valley for JUCO: We are proud to have you with us and we wish you all success for what the future will bring.
Baseball is our national game because of what it has taught us, beginning with the gathering of young people from a neighborhood on a schoolyard, sand lot or city street. Some had a ball, some a bat and some a mitt.
The game could not be played until decisions were made as to where first base would be, where the foul lines would be and how to choose sides. Majority rule eventually determined how we played the game.
Without the direction of some organization or higher authority, we learned a lesson in governing and fair play.
Leave JUCO coverage in the sports section
While I appreciate the coverage of Memorial Day this past weekend, why were the Sunday and Monday front pages covered up by the JUCO spread?
It seems to me any JUCO coverage would be more appropriately placed in the sports section. If it weren’t for those who stand up to secure our liberties, there would be no baseball. We must never forget.
Coverage of race may helpIndy 500 overtake NASCAR
Thanks to The Daily Sentinel for the coverage of the Indy 500 this year. There are many of us here in the valley who follow Indy cars.
Indy car participants and car owners shot themselves in the foot a number of years ago, and the show went downhill. It is back now, as anybody watching this year’s race knows.
It is a very expensive sport, and its current level depends on sponsors with deep pockets. The TV audience and the exposure sponsors get thereby are the keys to making the show even better.
Exposure from the Sentinel will probably help the sport gain more viewers here in Junction. More preliminary coverage before events would be even more appreciated.
NASCAR seems to be king here, but the Indianapolis 500 used to be the show everyone looked forward to.
More coverage of Indy car racing throughout the season can bring more people to look in, and I think they’ll enjoy what they see.
Thanks again for the coverage. I watched, so I knew what was happening. I have been a follower of the sport for more than 60 years. This year’s event was the best ever.
I hope we can get more people intrigued with the Sentinel’s coverage so that they may, too, discover that there is more to auto racing than watching huge wrecks take place.
By the way, a number of top NASCAR drivers used to be in Indy cars, but NASCAR is now where the money is. It would be great to see Indy cars revert to being the top auto racing sport and where drivers could get the largest paydays.
Technically, it is already the top automotive sport, but it needs more enthusiastic viewers.