July 29, 2012 4:56PM
Updated: August 31, 2012 6:05AM
Money matters: Seems like most people work just to make a paycheck. Only a few work to give good service or care.
Cart falls apart: Tell your recyclable waste management driver to be careful with your cart. Every week, I watch the driver “bang, bang, bang” it constantly to get the contents out. Finally after a few years, my cart fell apart. I called Waste Management for a replacement cart. The charge is $75. That’s a lot of money, especially for senior citizens.
Heed your speed: Last Sunday, columnist Linda McDaniel-Hale wrote an excellent tribute to retiring Sleepy Hollow Police Chief James Montalbano. Sadly, it included criticism of the police department for ticketing violators of the village’s speed limit, a safety measure perfectly suited to that small, peaceful community.
Pin riverboat woes on Quinn: I’d like to talk about the Elgin riverboat casino not doing so well. We can thank Governor Quinn who allowed for other casinos and video gambling. He did the wrong thing, and that’s why the Grand Victoria riverboat is not doing so well. I think they should get big stars and big name entertainment in there and get Quinn out of office. The Grand Victoria was doing well before he stepped in.
Blasting a blessing: The July 13 Courier-News carried an excellent column on women’s gymnastics by Deena Bess Sherman. However, Sherman’s wish for gymnast Anna Li that God go with her and protect her from injury is superstitious nonsense. It is time to grow up and leave that childish notion behind.
Editor’s Note: Last week, ironically, Anna Li suffered a neck injury in practice and was not able to participate in the Olympics.
Video gambling: Way to go, Hampshire village board. I see you’re going to allow video gaming and charge the terrible fee of $25 per machine. I remember a few years ago when you wanted to charge hundreds of dollars for every arcade machine that someone wanted to have. Wow, what a difference when it comes to gambling.