By Readers

So, cell phones don’t cause accidents?

Even libertarians agree that something needs to be done about driving while texting or talking on cell phones. One quick solution is for insurance companies to surcharge drivers who cause accidents — no need to wait for the legislature to pass a law.

Also, City Pulse needs to clean up its journalistic act. In your article (Aug. 19, “Can you hear me now?”) you assert that cell phones cause accidents, which is crap. Just like with firearms, it’s people who kill people, not the guns.

To say that cell phones cause accidents is irresponsible journalism. You are better than that.

— Jon Addiss, Lansing

Negative theater reviews useful

And an ungentle reminder to all of you who groan and sob when a review for some second-rate performance is less than positive: grow-up. I appreciate the candor of the reviews that are negative. Who wants to read a bunch of lies just so the actors and other staff dont get their feelings hurt? "But theyre only amateurs!" Oh, boo-hoo. Amateurs dont have to be complete slops at what they do. It is an insult to everyone who bothered to come and see them croak out their lines.

— Torrance,

Remembering Bob Gras

Bob Gras was my literature teacher at Eaton Rapids High School in the early 1980s and directed all of the plays I was in as well.

He was a great man and will be missed not only by the theater community, but by all the graduates of Eaton Rapids High School who were fortunate enough to have him as a teacher. He truly was a great man!

— Cwhittum,

Proud of green iniative

I was reminded during a recent conversation with a friend of Lansing’s Go Green! Initiative, which was introduced by Mayor Virg Bernero in 2006. A few years later, I couldn’t be more proud of the mayor and the city for taking a leading role in promoting environmental health to reverse the adverse side effects of modern society.

The initiative has very real and attainable goals, one of which is to reduce greenhouse gas emission to less than 7 percent of 1990 levels.

Individuals are encouraged to set their own goals, like replacing all incandescent lighting with energy saving CFLs (compact florescent light bulbs). There are also local events, like the Greater Lansing Earth Day Celebration this past April, to promote community involvement and to raise awareness.

I hope that Lansing residents are just as excited as I am about the Go Green! Initiative. We are very lucky to have a mayor who can provide the leadership needed to keep our city healthy and clean.

Bernero has my support for this upcoming election.

— Joshua Hall, Lansing

Regarding last week’s Kyle Melinn column

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— Lise,

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