Quit phoning while driving
I was compelled to write this after biting my tongue for too long. Cell phone laws are not just for "them," it's for "you too."
Over the last few weeks I have witnessed parents with toddlers in the car, police patrols, commercial drivers, and so many motorists with their phones to their ears while driving. It's a sad thing.
I just wanted to remind all of you that the statistics are real. Using cell phones while driving kills or injures people.
Why do you insist to expose us to your dangerous habit? Are you not part of the problem? Are you "better" than those of us who would not chance hurting someone? Why then ... tell us? We want to know what allows you to put us all in danger.
People please keep our Chautauqua County Home our Home as long as you can.
My mother was the only person I know of who requested I put her in the Home. My wife of 56 years had to go there and passed away after being there four years.
When me and the doctors saw the signs that she needed help, we took out long-term care insurance and used it for four years as the stay at the Home was no free ride.
I spent a few hours a day with her every day.
The workers were very nice and hard workers. One man put in the paper that the workers were union and wanted to save their jobs. He said 280 work there. He forgets that 280 hard-working taxpayers earn every dollar.
Our politicians send money to men and women all over the world to kill and be killed but can't figure a way to keep the Home for surviving seniors.
I'm 85 years old and live with my animal friends up here in Arkwright and this is where I hope to spend my last days if possible.
Please help save the Chautauqua County Home.
Report proves Paterno's guilt
Regarding the sports editor's breathtaking support for Joe Paterno - "Paterno deserves better from Penn State" (Nov. 9, 2011) - it is "mea culpa" time.
The recent Freeh report, a comprehensive investigation of the Penn State child molestation scandal, unequivocally damned Paterno for all time for his enablement of a pedophile.
Shortly after its opinion, myself and others condemned the column's support of Paterno. Today, the Freeh report and sports editorial boards across the country, are vindicating our responses.
It's time for the newspaper to show some leadership to the community - and to its children - and say, "Yup, we blew the call and boy, are we sorry."