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Q: Where can I send a respectful letter to Caroline Kennedy?

A: She is president of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation; send mail to her at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125.

Q: I live in a private condo association. Regarding the fees we pay: Who would I contact that oversees the board and how they are using the fees paid?

A: The board oversees the association. Find out who the board president is and talk to them. Ask neighbors or check with the Iowa Secretary of State’s office if you are having trouble finding the association president.

Q: Do you still print bankruptcies every quarter?

A: We run them when we get them. We are due for some more, and have been working with our provider to get them.

Q: How do I put a classified ad in?

A: To place a classified ad, call 291-1411 or (800) 798-1741, stop in to our office between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., or go online to .

Q: From “Big Valley,” when did Peter Breck, Richard Long and Barbara Stanwyck pass away?

A: Long died in 1974, Stanwyck in 1990 and Breck in 2012.

Q: When will the next Cedar Valley picture book be out?

A: “Cedar Valley Memories III” should be out after Thanksgiving.

Q: If an 80-year-old man is pulled over and given a sobriety test, is he required to take the same test as a 20-year-old man?

A: According to the Waterloo Police Department, “Yes. They are giving the same standardized field sobriety tests. If someone being tested has physical health issues that are expressed at the time of testing they are taken into account by the evaluator to determine sobriety.”

Q: CNN indicates there are three Confederate monuments in Iowa. Where are they and why do they exist?

A: In Davis County, three rocks have plaques marking “the northernmost point of incursion into Iowa by Confederate forces” referring to a band of 12 Confederates in stolen Union uniforms who snuck into Iowa in October 1864 to wreak havoc. In Bentonsport in Van Buren County, there is a plaque on a rock dedicated in 2007 to Lawrence Sullivan “Sul” Ross, a Confederate general born in Iowa in 1838, a year before his family moved to Texas. At Keokuk’s National Cemetery in Lee County there is a 30-foot granite obelisk topped with a statue of a soldier honoring the unknown dead. There are Confederate dead buried in the cemetery, and some have suggested the soldier on the statue is a Confederate, but there is no evidence to back it up.

Q: What does a bigot mean?

A: A person who holds blindly and intolerantly to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially one who regards members of a group (such as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance.

Q: Why was the article about the Charlottesville, Va., situation printed in the business section of Sunday’s paper?

A: The Courier prioritizes local news, and the A section of the Aug.13 Courier was completely filled with staff-generated content. The Nation/World page appears in the Business section most Sundays for space reasons.

Questions are taken on a special Courier phone line at 234-3566. Questions are answered by Courier staff and staff at the Waterloo Public Library.


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