Saturday, October 28, 2006

Relocating Railroad Would Adversely Affect the Residents Who Live North of Interstate 10

As a resident who lives north of Interstate 10, I take exception to Maddie Costelli ‘s letter advocating spending tax money to move the railroad to my community. There are NO benefits to relocating the CSX railroad, and it would adversely affect the residents who live north of Interstate 10.

Apparently Ms. Costelli is unaware of the numerous subdivisions that are located north of Interstate 10. After Katrina more and more people are choosing to build their homes north of Interstate 10 they and the long term resident of these communities do not deserve to have their lives disrupted by the relocation of the CSX railroad. As we have just as much traffic as the cities do, moving the railroad to our community would not reduce the number of deaths and casualties as she maintains.

The residents north of Interstate 10 do not wish to be held up by time-consuming traffic delays from stalled rail cars, anymore then she does. We have jobs, and classes that we need to get to on time. As most of us already have longer commutes then the city folk do, there is no reason to inflict additional delays on us just so the city folk will not be inconvenienced.

The railroad should be left exactly where it is already located. Maddie Costelli and the other resident’s of Gulfport knew there was a railroad there when they choose to live there, she has a lot of nerve trying to decrease the quality of life for those residents north of Interstate 10 in order to improve her own. It's even more outrageous that she wants to use our tax money to destroy our homes and lives.

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Friday, October 06, 2006

Casino Will Bring Crime and Drunk Drivers To Menace Area Students

October 18th at 7PM, at the Ocean Springs Civic Center (3730 Bienville Blvd), you will have a chance to tell the Indians that the residents of Jackson County DO NOT WANT A CASINO!

The resident's of Jackson County voted against casinos; so I fail to see why the Indians think they can come in and force one on us. The intersection of Mississippi 57 and Interstate 10 is a TERRIBLE place to put one. This area already has heavy traffic, not to mention it's the main route for the students who live North of Interstate 10 to get to the Jackson County Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, it's the main route for a lot of people to get to the Jackson County Soccer Complex, and there are several other child oriented things in that area.

A casino will cause an increase in crime in that area. Then there is the issue of drunk driving. Casinos encourage alcohol consumption by their patrons. Do we really want our kids who are trying to get a college education to have to risk being hit by drunk drivers leaving the casino in order to get to school? Do we really want to risk our families being hit by a drunk driver while going to the soccer fields? Casino's DO NOT BELONG IN FAMILY AND SCHOOL ORIENTED AREAS.

This area is full of hardworking families, it is NOT a tourist area and a casino doesn't belong in the neighborhood. If the Choctaws really want a casino on the Gulf Coast, they can put one in Harrison County!

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

No prosecution over dragging comment

I am terrified to post this, what if Feather's feels threatened, will he send the cops after me. I certainly don't intend to threaten him in any way shape or form. But since I think the right to free speech is important, I'll put myself at risk and post.

After Feathers read Lester Creswell's comments in The Mississippi Press, he decided to file a criminal charge against him. "I felt threatened," said Feathers Monday after being informed the charges against Creswell were dropped, "and felt like something needed to be done."

I am glad prosecutors had the good sense to drop the charges. Certainly Lester Creswell's comments should be protected under FREE SPEECH! It would be a sad day indeed if the Creswell's of this world were silenced, and citizens could no longer complain about their lack of representation. Apparently Feathers didn't feel very threatened, the potholes still aren't fixed.