Editor's note: Today's letters to the editor are from Southwest Junior High students learning about persuasive writing.
To the editor:
I am deeply concerned that the Baker Wetlands may be coming to a sad end, all because of a highway. According to an article written in September by Journal-World reporter Mark Fagan, the South Lawrence Trafficway has the money to start to build the highway, but not to finish it. So why start at all? The animals have a peaceful home at the wetlands and the South Lawrence Traffic Way might destroy their harmony and maybe ours, with the way the money is being handled.
Someone would disturb the peace because they thought they were doing a good thing for the people, but the people need to worry about themselves and see the money burning from their wallet from doing this. The taxes will increase when construction starts.
The animals from the Baker Wetlands have been there for a long time like the river otter, which has been reintroduced after 10 years, now we just got them back we do not want to lose them again. If they do build the SLT across Baker Wetlands there would be an increase in road kill, and in your automobile insurance. So ask yourself is a highway really worth the trouble and killing an animal?
Southwest Junior High