THE sausage and onion police have struck, and onions now have to be put on the bread first at Bunnings to ensure we don't slip over on stray onion (The Guardian, 13/11). We will soon have to ban the sausage and the onion and the butter, all potential slip producers, and instead have bread sizzles. Is this an alternate universe?
REGARDING Michael Parris’ story (‘Stacks on for Darby St units’, Herald 13/11): the Darby Street precinct's appeal lies in its unique and vibrant neighbourhood feel, with small cafes, independent stores and galleries and an arty vibe in keeping with the heritage surroundings. It is disappointing to see that Newcastle City Council will consider sacrificing this to developers, and potentially create another bland, concrete-lined city block. It’s vital to get planning right and create a city we’re proud of.
IT is sad that the Tower Cinemas will close permanently on December 5, but it is a sign of the times. People simply don't wish to travel far from home nowadays. It will be interesting to see how the new Hoyts at Green Hills progresses.
I AM disappointed that the Herald would print such derogatory letters regarding the sexuality of Jesus Christ (Short Takes, 13/11). No, Jesus was not a homosexual because He kept the law perfectly, the law that He personally handed down to Moses. That law, known as the Torah, states that those guilty of homosexual activity should be put to death by stoning. Jesus was no hypocrite.
FURTHER to David Stuart’s epistle (Short Takes, 13/11), I think there were many who carried their crosses to their own crucifixions at that time. This equates in some way to the first Mardi Gras with their flags and banners. And of course, the centurion guards were brutal, just like the police brutality at that first Mardi Gras in 1978. P.S. I agree with Neville Aubrey and David Stuart: who cares?
NEWCASTLE City Council, could you please release to the public proof that last year’s Supercars event has lead to an increase in tourism over the past year? Given claims this event was going to be an o going boon to Newcastle businesses due to the publicity it would give Newcastle world wide, no doubt you can thus produce evidence of the economic boom.
FOLLOWING the tragic events of last week in Melbourne, we are then informed that there are 400 people, living in Australia, who are on a terrorist watch list. I suggest we move them to Naru or Manus Island ,and watch them from a safe distance
IN reply to Barry Spaulding (Short Takes 15/11): correct, there's people out there battling to make ends meet as it is without paying the extortionate price for Foxtel to watch one-day cricket. Personally, I won't.
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