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Published: Friday, 10/12/2012

Tenants must be responsible

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Your Sept. 25 editorial “Landlord accountability” gives a one-sided view. Low-income housing is a government investment scheme to improve living conditions and quality of life for those on a low income. It is true that the owners/landlords should be held accountable, but what about the tenants?

Tenants should not damage a building, intentionally or through neglect. Tenants are responsible for the actions of their guests. Tenants must obey the terms of their lease, pay their rent on time, and honor the rights of other tenants.

Pride of place means doing what's necessary to keep the home well-maintained. Ignoring simple things such as refuse and damaged walls and windows can lead to a diminishing opinion of a housing project.

It's time to cut the cord to the support agencies. Tenants should take action to improve their quality of life. It is the responsibility of tenants, landlords, and government agencies to get a handle on the program.

People should stop blaming these living conditions on just one entity.

PAUL SMITH

Perrysburg Township

 

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POW/MIA flag can fly anytime

Your Sept. 17 article “Missing soldiers to be honored at program; Videos to describe searches, successes” says that Congress mandates that the third Friday of September is one of six days when the prisoner of war/missing in action flag is to be flown.

I respect the significance of the POW/MIA flag, but to tell me that this is to apply to every citizen has to be a stretch. I will fly the POW/MIA flag when I choose, not because Congress has mandated that I must.

We must make every effort to locate and return the remains of all combat military personnel — and those of the news media — missing and unaccounted for.

DON MOONEY

Erie, Mich.

 

‘Last Ounce’ film wasn’t ‘clumsy’

On Sept. 15, The Blade ran a review of the movie Last Ounce of Courage but gave it only two stars. The critic must have seen a different movie than what I saw. It was not “clumsy,” as the reviewer states.

Every American should see this movie, especially veterans.

MIKE DODSON

Brownstone Boulevard

 

Glee over iPhone must be widened

On TV, I see happy, excited crowds at Apple stores around the country and world for the new iPhone 5 (“Apple says it sold more than 5 million iPhone 5's in the 3 days after its launch,” Sept. 24).

Contrast this with the crowds in the Middle East storming our embassies and burning our flag.

How much more bonding is the reaction to the social phenomenon of mobile communication.

We should hire the marketing geniuses who bring us the Apple excitement, and put them to work marketing brotherhood and world harmony. Creative brilliance can be harnessed for the benefit of mankind. Just look at Apple.

CATHERINE HOOGERHYDE

Oregon



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