TERRE HAUTE —
State tainted by Daniels’ new job
Amidst all the hoopla about Gov. Daniels’ selection as the next president of Purdue University, please allow a different perspective.
According to the AP article published in the June 22 Tribune-Star, Gov. Daniels was confirmed by the unanimous vote of 11 of 12 Purdue trustees, eight of whom were appointed by Gov. Daniels, with one trustee out of the country and not voting. The very essence of political corruption is to use political office for private gain.
Here, Gov. Daniels used his public office to appoint Purdue University trustees, and then solicited the Purdue University trustees, including his appointees, for the university presidency after he leaves the governor’s office and is again a private citizen. If this isn’t the use of public office for private gain, what is?
One would expect that the Daniels-appointed trustees would honorably recuse themselves or abstain from considering Gov. Daniels as Purdue University president, but apparently this didn’t happen, leading one to wonder how much advance planning may have occurred.
One would hope that the Indiana Attorney General would investigate what appears to be blatant political corruption. It is truly unfortunate that the administration of Purdue University has been so tainted.
— William Adams
Frustrated over ‘playful’ pitbull
Letters to the editor have always intrigued me … bemused, perhaps, wondering why the writer would expect this would solve his problem.
I am not fond of confrontation, but now I understand the frustration and injustice when no remedy has been offered.
This is my story. I have a home in the Village Quarter. My little Shih Tzu and I were accosted by a homeowner’s white pitbull. He was leashed but had escaped.
I am unable to describe the fear and horror of being faced by a snarling, barking dog. So to continue.
After several minutes trying to get my dog, he succeeded in biting at Toby’s harness; which, I feel, averted a tragedy. When the owner retrieved the dog, she then, either out of ignorance or stupidity, said the dog wanted to play. This was my second incident with this dog.
I have spoken to our Village Quarter management twice and to this date have not received any response.
The bottom line is, there seems to be no solution and this will happen again.
Thus, this letter. Is neighborhood scorn all we can offer?
— Marie L. Brown