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GREAT IDEA

The plan by the Biloxi mayor for a pedes­trian bridge to Deer Is­land is a won­der­ful idea. Pro­vided it is done prop­erly, un­like the un­sightly crossover be­ing con­structed on U.S. 90. Deer Is­land is one of the most aes­thetic and peace­ful na­ture ar­eas in the gulf.

GET IT UP THERE

Does the mayor have any clue how high a bridge would have to be to clear shrimp boats and sail boats? He's ob­vi­ously not an en­gi­neer. Maybe a draw­bridge would work, but it would al­ways be break­ing down like the ones on our roads. That's why for­mer Mayor

O'Keefe was propos­ing a ski lift sort of ap­proach. You have to get it way, way up there.

WA­TER TAXIS?

A bridge to Deer Is­land is a very bad idea. It would have to be high for ships to pass, wreck a great view and cost a lot of money. How about wa­ter taxis at no cost to the city that would cre­ate a few jobs?

NOT A TURN LANE

The state, county or city should put up signs that in­form mo­torists the bike lane on Cowan-Lor­raine Road is not a turn­ing lane.

LOOKED EX­HAUSTED

Want to know how busy FedEx is this year? I had a de­liv­ery at 11:30 p.m. at my home in Tra­di­tion. I was up and ex­cited to get my pack­age. FedEx de­liv­ery man looked ex­hausted and it’s not even De­cem-

ber yet.

DO IT NOW

Dear Repub­li­can-con­trolled Congress: Do some­thing use­ful. Rat­ify the U.S.-Canada-Mex­ico trade deal be­fore the end of this year. A Demo­crat-con­trolled Congress will likely muck it up, usu­ally when they im­pose non-eco­nomic, so­cial jus­tice type cri­te­ria and reg­u­la­tions into it. They might change or al­ter it later, but put a GOP stamp on it now.

SAYS A LOT

What hap­pened to Trump's promise to sur­round him­self with the best? Now his for­mer lawyer is plead­ing guilty. Who you sur­round your­self with says a lot about a per­son.

WATCH­ING FOOT­BALL

Due to an­tics of NFL play­ers, on and off the field, dur­ing the past 18-20 years, I have watched only 3 games. All three were Su­per Bowls. Their danc­ing and pranc­ing in the end zone was the first an­tic. If you want to dance and prance, go sign up for a bal­let class. This is foot­ball. Un­for­tu­nately, some of those an­tics have drifted down to the col­lege level. The NCAA does a bet­ter job of nip­ping most of it in the bud. On Satur­days my rou­tine is to watch two games live and record two. By 2 a.m. or so as I am go­ing to bed, my eyes are al­most shaped like a foot­ball.

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