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College Station's elected officials will decide in the coming weeks how to prioritize $121 million worth of projects they say will help keep traffic moving (Eagle, Aug. 20).

College Station residents want a comprehensive traffic plan in place before we invite new businesses to break ground.

Build the roads first. Don't ask our neighborhoods to take the traffic overflow. Build the businesses where neighborhoods aren't hurt.

There are several traffic projects that would benefit College Station now.

We are the residents and we plan to keep a close eye on traffic projects and the priority given to pleasing residents.

College Station is made up of many neighborhoods and we stand together.

We do not have to have a big new store or big new shopping center on every inch of property.

I hope we citizens continue to let our voices be heard.


College Station

Keeping humanity

Walter E. Williams (Eagle, Aug. 23) finally puts it out there for all to see. To summarize, in order to avoid appeasement that will strengthen Iran's hand we should kill, without prudence, as many Iranian children, their mothers and fathers, the old and the infirm as it takes to completely demoralize this enemy leaving them with neither the will nor the means to resist.

Commentary that supports the use of any means necessary to annihilate our enemies does nothing more then serve as one more bitter ingredient in the gruel that feeds the kill-them-all-and-let-God-sort-them out crowd.

Contrary to Williams' assertion that innocents killed would be collateral damage, I beg to differ. Collateral damage is the unintentional or incidental damage caused by a military strike. When you drop a nuclear bomb you know full well that you are killing everything in that targeted area, tantamount to throwing the baby out with the bath water.

What Williams regards as a "lack of will" I see as holding on to our humanity. What separates us from them is simply an ideology that supports the notion that the end always justifies the means. It is as easy for the terrorist to justify his actions to detonate a bomb strapped to his back as it is for us to justify the "wiping out" of whole countries.

The justification to perpetuate an act of evil, such as the calculated and planed destruction of innocents, in order to further ones cause must never be seen by a civilized society as being acceptable. Diplomacy and restraint should not be confused with appeasement nor should our power to eliminate Iran, Syria or any other state that supports terrorist groups by way of our nuclear capability be seen as anything other than genocide.


College Station

A great coach

The successful A&M women's tennis coach, Bobby Kleinecke, will be inducted into the West Texas A&M University Hall of Champions in Canyon on Sept. 9. It was my privilege to coach Bobby and he proved to be one of the best players to ever play at that university. His record on and off the court at West Texas A&M in the '70s speaks for itself. Bobby has always been a great leader and example just as he is today.

There is an old saying that a coach coaches better when he has good players. Fifty years from now, people will still be talking about this fellow in Canyon. What an honor it was for me to coach Bobby then, and now watch him coach the women's tennis team at Texas A&M.

Congratulations, Bobby. I am so proud of you.



Fear of success

Abida Hasan ("Our own interests", Eagle, Aug. 25) contends that Arab people hate America for supporting Israel. I suggest that the $6 billion of American taxpayer money Israel receives is an investment in the survival of the Middle East's only democratic state.

Perhaps enmity of Arab states toward Israel for 60 years has a lot to do with the fear that some day their people also might like to see their countries become equally prosperous and democratic.


College Station


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