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November 9, 2018

Bad Alamo planRe: “By approving Alamo plan, council waved the white flag,” by R. Michael Berrier, Another View, Monday:Mr. Berrier’s op-ed concerning the Alamo plan is right on target. My business takes me to all parts of town and among all types of people. Its hard to find anyone — be they liberal, conservative, middle of the road, rich, poor and of any race — who likes this plan.I still can’t believe a City Council would approve a plan that would give away our plaza, which has been the center of San Antonio for nearly 150 years; close the residents of San Antonio’s access so we have to pass like a tourist to visit it; move the Cenotaph, which does not block the view of the Alamo; and (possibly) tear down historic buildings.With this much dislike and controversy, this plan needs to be put to a vote of those who live in San Antonio.Perry DonopPilots forced outRe: “U.S. military, airlines are battling for pilots,” Business, Monday:This article was informative but lacking. It never mentions that this whole problem could be resolved with a stroke of the pen.The article explains that the military is short of pilots mostly because of airlines’ “surge in retirements.” What few people know, however, is that the government forces airline pilots to retire when they turn 65 years old. Most airline pilots retire only for that reason.Bruce Billig, CiboloLive longer and payLast month I turned 65. My Veterans Group Life Insurance premium went up $21. Should I make it to age 70, my insurance premium will go up more than $100.Is this or any other insurance company to blame for not thinking that I, along with millions of others, would not live this long? Or is this just politics?Rolando Acevedo

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