Letters to the Editor for Jan. 28, 2011

By Jayson Jacoby / The Baker City Herald

Praying for healing

To the editor:

Since the 1973 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in the United States, more than 50 million lives have been lost due to abortion.We pray and solicit prayers for those approximately 3,000 helpless people whose lives will be snatched from the womb each day, and we commit them to God's grace.

We also encourage prayer for those who have been involved in the taking

of an unborn life - mothers, fathers, and those involved in performing

the procedures.Pray for healing of emotional and physical scars, for

God's grace and forgiveness, and for a change of attitude for those who

support and are involved inabortion - from politicians to

practitioners.

We confess that we are a sinful nation to allow such atrocities, often

for the sake of convenience, and we pray that justice will soon reign

for all, including the unborn.

John and Susie Busch

Baker City

Street work harder to pay for now

To the editor:

In response to the Baker City Herald editorial board on Jan. 24 regarding the neglect of 10th Street.

Two decades ago when Main Street was rebuilt the construction started at South Bridge and Elm and extended to Pocahontas Road.

It was paidfor by "partnering" with the state and the adjoining

property owners were responsible for the L.I.D. (Local Improvement

District) in the amount, on our part, of $40.63 per lineal foot.

We also had to pay for the drives and aprons.On North 10th Street the grade was lowered, widened and curbed.

In 1984 we still had our mill and logging industry to support this expense.

The timber receipts also helped support the schools and roads.

Alice Knapp

Baker City

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