Readers Respond 10.29.07
from the NPT Inbox
Posted on October 30, 2007
Nice article. Awesome pictures of downtown buildings. -- Liz
Quite beautiful photographs. Nice to know someone appreciates our historic buildings Downtown.
Perhaps Starbucks should open up Downtown, might attract more weekend strolling photographers. -- Donna
I agree that immigration is a 'hot button' issue. We have recently moved into a nice, quiet neighborhood in Far East El Paso. Kids ride their bikes and couples walk their dogs. Curious cats come and visit. Our new neighborhood is not gated or exclusive and its is racially and culturally diverse. No one asks their neighbors their legal status. If an SUV with twenty people were to pull up to one house there might be some concern. -- KenG
Great article. I think Rene covered the nuts and bolts of the messages being pushed by both sides.
Good stuff. -- David K
The question is whether El Pasoans will allow themselves to be manipulated by our good friends at Tenet. What do we know about Tenet? It's an out-of-town corporation that gouges El Pasoans and ships out the enormous profits it makes here; it engages in dishonest politics and avoids transparency by surreptitiously supporting a PAC formed so late that it doesn't have to report on its membership or funding sources before an election; it is on the verge of bankruptcy and has staved off a Chapter 11 filing only because of the enormous profits it wrings out of Pasenos. Anyone giving credence to any claims by Tenet (or its component hospitals) is an idiot. If we have a children's hospital, how come so many El Paso parents have to take their sick kids to Dallas and Lubbock and San Antonio? The choice is between a greedy, dishonest out-of-town corporation with a children's wing or a licensed, stand-alone public children's hospital that will keep kids, profits and federal funds in El Paso. The choice is obvious. I think El Pasoans will see clearly enough to do the right thing. -- Billy
It is sad to see Dr. Ayo who is an employee (not an independent contractor to the hospital) be used as a pawn against the competition. They must be compensating him really well. The problem is that Providence is a nursing floor with out the number of sub specialists needed and is more geared toward general practice and nurses doing the majority of the work. Without going into detail Dr. Ayo was the attending neonatologist for my son and I can tell you that more subspecialists are needed in EP. One or two people is not enough for the population.
Tenet does want to keep the market cornered, but I think options are what people want. That decision will come from the people not the corporate hospitals. -- Norma
I guess Dr. Ayo had a mental lapse and forgot to mention that he is also the medical director for the Las Palmas Intensive Care Nursery. I think he has no idea where his loyalties lie. I guess the winner is the one with the bigger wallet. -- Jaime
Thanks for mentioning World Hunger Relief Week, Lisa. While the awareness and donation appeals in the restaurants were highlighted during the week of Oct 14, efforts are ongoing and indefinitely building momentum online. You can find us at fromhungertohope.com, and also on Facebook. Flickr and YouTube.
Thank you again for your support of hunger relief and WFP! -- Nick
It is about time that the community wakes up to smell the on going sham that asarco contuniues to polute our air(waves) with. This company cares about as much for this community as it does for the countless others it has polluted thru-out this country. It is time for a revolution El Paso!!! Where Do You Stand? -- Robert
All these critics are blaming ASARCO what about the company that was at that site before ASARCO was established. Why were they not fined and beat up they started the polution and lead contimination. The complainers and activists protesting are to young to realize the prior companies. Let us ignore Sen Shapleigh and his band or rablerousers and open ASARCO. Some of the people complaining are only looking for recognition and they do not know much of El Paso History. -- Ray
Don't people have anything better to do!!! So she paid the difference, "He who has not sinned shall cast the first stone" I don't think it was necessary to go public with this what do we get out of it!? A DISCOUNTED AIRLINE TICKET! -- Amy
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