For a measly $10 you can get your girl a few flowers from a florist or an entire roast chook from Woolies.
The Choice is yours, but a no brainer.
Jack Sonnemann, Lucaston.
Westbury or Bust
ON January 24, Premier Peter Gutwein was quoted in your paper as saying "We're not talking Westbury or bust".
On January 27, your paper reported that Corrections Minister Elise Archer wrote in a letter to Ms Poulton of WRAP that Westbury is deemed the most suitable location, with "all other sites having significant deficiencies". The only way the Premier's words seem to have any truth in them is if the government are willing to reopen the EOI process for the Northern prison.
Otherwise, the only options currently open to them are to build at Westbury (a site that hardly matches any of the siting principles), or an unspecified site that has "significant deficiencies" and thus really shouldn't have a prison built on it.
Since people have come forward to offer new sites for the prison since Ms Archer's public meeting in December, but have been rejected because "those sites weren't part of the original EOI".
I would suggest there is more suitable land elsewhere, but the government seems hell-bent on siting the prison at Westbury.
Martin Hamilton, Westbury.
I FIND it amazing that certain groups of people are so hostile towards the Christian faith. Warn people that constantly eating fatty food could give you a heart attack - no problem. Warn people that getting involved in drugs could ruin your life - no problem.
Warn people that if you drink and drive you are risking your life and the life of other innocent people - no problem.
Quote from the Bible that your way of living could result in spiritual consequences - big problem and vicious response.
Vilify, denigrate and silence the speaker at all costs as we've recently seen with high profile personalities. I wonder why that is?
Ian Macpherson, Newstead.
Fair Dinkum Fire Appeal
I AM writing to express my sincere gratitude to the children of Miss B's Student Services, who gave up their holidays to organise and run the Fair Dinkum Fire Appeal; they were quite special.
Together with a fantastic line up including the Fiddle STIX, St Andrews Caledonian Pipe band, and two roads project the evening was a fantastic display of local talent brought together against a smokey background that reminded us just why this appeal was so important.
Ashley Connell, Riverside.
Tasmanian AFL club
YORK PARK will always be "the go-to" Launceston venue for our (hoped for) AFL blockbusters (The Examiner, February 8), but deciding the site for such a Hobart venue is trickier.
Bellerive Oval should be ruled out on two counts: it is Hobart's very own Waverley Park/Football Park/Homebush Stadium by being way outside the capital's CBD and separated by the Derwent estuary as well; North Hobart Oval, the traditionally claimed 'spiritual' home of the game here, is too small and too 'cabined, cribbed and confined' by its inner-urban location; and the windswept TCA ground is far too unwelcoming.
With the state government seemingly rubbing out anywhere on Macquarie Point, the only sensible sites look like Glenorchy or Elwick - wasn't there such a 'vision' for Elwick at the turn of the century?
Leonard Colquhoun, Invermay.
WELL, it seems it didn't matter what the majority of ratepayers wanted to see happen with the railway line, it's now going to be demolished for a select few to freely use.
Scottsdale is a little town that needed a boost, both economically and morale having lost industries that kept the town buzzing.
It could have benefited greatly by a tourist train, as would the surrounding areas but lack of foresight of both the council and government have led the rail to demolition.
It will truly be a sad day when the historical North-East railway is destroyed at the demise of ratepayers, it's a criminal waste.
Lyn Giunta, Scottsdale.
GREAT to see how honest Tasmanian Greens Leader Cassy O'Connor's donations policy is (The Examiner, February 7).
The only difference is their shonkiness threshold is $1499 a year. Like the Liberals and Labor, they conveniently use creative bookkeeping to cover donor identities.
These parties are partially taxpayer-funded quangos after all. The mug voters are just sheep with a price on our heads each voting cycle.
The smug hypocrisy just adds yet again to the voters' lack of trust. Added to in the past week by the sports rorts pork barrelling.
N. Moore, Perth.
Jo Palmer Resignation
SO sad to see Jo Palmer leave Southern Cross News.
I first ran across Jo when she was working for a firm of solicitors and she bought sandwiches for us for lunch.
Then, lo and behold, she made Tassie proud by becoming Miss Australia.
She has graced our nightly news for 18 years and has been the epitome of grace, elegance and humour.
Whatever you do Jo, I wish you every success.
Just don't become a politician.