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Tuning In to Old School Communications

Tuning In to Old School Communications

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   “Whiskey. Oscar. One. Sierra. Whiskey. Oscar. One. Sierra. C-Q, C-Q. Standing by. C-Q. Calling and by. Calling and by,” John Kountz, WO1S, utters in the microphone unit attached to his radio, broadcasting and receiving signals from across the world as he seeks a fellow HAM operator to share […]

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Measure CC: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Measure CC: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Editor, Caveat emptor: The devil’s in the details! It is an expensive campaign featuring full color mailers, a professional web site with videos and an array of endorsements. Central moderators for this circus atmosphere are CC’s spokesmen: a real estate developer and an ex-City Council member. It is telling that they relate to the success […]

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Questioning an Open Space Phone Survey

Questioning an Open Space Phone Survey

Editor, I had just settled down to dinner when the phone rang.  A rare event in this household, so I answered and to my dismay learned I had been selected for a survey concerning forthcoming election issues. I was drawn into a conversation with a young man who seemed to want straight answers and my feelings […]

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Potential Opportunity for Who?

Potential Opportunity for Who?

Editor, It’s gratifying that the ‘…advocates’ released a map on which is indicated the ‘Potential Acquisition Opportunity Areas’ in dark green (“Open Space Advocates Complete a First Hurdle,” Sept. 9). That a relative scale is not included is telling since many of the ‘….Opportunity Areas’ are massive; real acreage not just the lot at the […]

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Green of a Different Sort Underlies Parcel Tax

Green of a Different Sort Underlies Parcel Tax

Editor, Hang on property owners. The folks who stung you for the $20 million bond, which I believe we are still paying down, are about to stick it to you again (“Campaign Starts for Open Space Tax,” April 22). This time for “open space,” with a flat tax of $120 per parcel for the next […]