The Ottumwa Courier

Opinion

April 17, 2013

Attitudes can change perspective

Attitudes can change perspective

I just want to say the new format of the Courier is very hard to read and I do not like it. Most of the time I need large print or takes me longer to read if it is small print.

I love receiving the paper and reading it. The old format was clearer and took me awhile, but I could read it. This one is almost impossible and takes me twice as long.

I know of many others who do not like it either. I know a lady that is in her 80s and I am sure of others that are older that it makes it hard to read too. Not just older, young and old alike. I am not that old but have a hard time reading it, so the new format is very difficult for me as well.

I would like to voice my opinion on behalf of the others that I heard did not like the new format and would like the old format back. So I hope we can have it back.

To add, the phone books with the small print make it very difficult to read as well. We all would like to have good eyesight, and I, for one, wish it was better. So if possible, it would be nice to have the old format of the Courier back.

Sylvia Pettigrew

Ottumwa

Grassley on the wrong side of gun issue

I am so proud of Sen. Grassley

He is standing firm, trying desperately to ensure that criminals, mass murderers, the mentally ill all continue to be able to purchase any gun, any time, at gun shows, online or through private purchases.

It’s great to know that Sen. Grassley is on the side of mass murderers and criminals. Just imagine how embarrassing it would be if he were on the side of the 90 percent of Americans who support universal background checks.

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