PLAYHOUSE CANNOT BE LOST
The Playhouse situation is disturbing but there are a number of possibilities that could be considered to ensure that it remains a part of our community.
For instance, council could make an agreement with Charles Sturt University to make time available for the community theatre to present performances instead of the Basement Theatre which is almost impossible for people with disabilities to visit.
Also, some of the public programs offered by CSU could be held in the Playhouse.
For example, the very interesting brief presentations in which doctoral students explain their work.
Sometimes there are interesting guests who give talks for the general public which would be more easily visited by the public; something that would appeal particularly to people who may have difficulty driving at night. I have attended talks at the Playhouse in the past and not very long ago the community theatre performed "All That Jazz", a delightful show.
I think everyone appreciated the ambience, comfort and accessibility of the Playhouse. We must do all we can to ensure that the Playhouse continues to be available to the wider community.
Mary Kidson, Lake Albert
LEAVE OUR HISTORY ALONE
In recent weeks we've been hearing lots of news about wanting to change names of streets and monuments and such all because they're deemed to be offensive.
For example, Captain Cook Drive and Lord Baden Powell Drive seemed to be getting some hard knocks of criticism.
I can't see anything wrong with our street names, so why the fuss?
There's nothing offensive about them. I'm rather proud of Wagga Wagga and its history.
What's next, Baylis Street? I'd reckon Henry would turn over in his grave if that was to be renamed.
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Some people need to relax and accept things for who and what they are instead of wasting their time in life trying to rectify our proud history and heritage.
We shouldn't need to change a thing.
So to all those whiners out there, learn to live and let live because nothing is going to change and nor should it.
Peter Smith, Wagga
SUPPORTER LOST TO FOOTBALL
As a Carlton and AFL supporter for almost 80 years I am now disillusioned with modern day football.
It has been ruined by political correctness which the woke administration have been allowed to dictate to the clubs and players.
Can you imagine what would have happened to any player who did not "kneel"? They would have been ostracised. What has happened to free thinking and speech?
I now refuse to watch AFL. Bring back the game and rules of the 50s, 60s and 70s when it was a genuine Aussie Rules.
This game has diminished into a disorganised rabble and who is to blame? The overpaid hierarchy of the AFL.
Continual rule changes which the average "punter" finds difficult to follow, every second week is dedicated to some politically motivated cause, and criticism is not permitted by coaches or players or they are fined.
We now see a game full of flooding, dubious handballs, stacks on the mill, backwards kicking and umpiring decisions no one understands. I am now so despondent I watch gardening shows instead.
Neville Maddison, North Albury
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