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When I received The News-Enterprise on Sunday I was quite surprised. Instead of seeing a story on the front pageabout the Arizona congresswoman who was shot over the weekend, I saw “Minor accumulation leads to smashing morning” and “Schools brace for reduced funding.”
While I agree with the need for the article about school funding being on the first page, I do not see how “Minor accumulation leads to smashing morning” can be considered more important than “Arizona congresswoman shot, at least 5 killed.” I am disappointed that The News-Enterprise would not have the top story of the weekend on the front page of the paper and instead put the story on page three.
I would hope that in the future important news that effects all residents of the U.S. would be on the front page of the paper rather than a story about snow.
Drivers be aware
My son and I walk every morning across the street to his school. We have to travel about 1,000 yards to get to school including crossing South Wilson Road. The problem with that is that there are no crossing guards, two flashing signs that state “school speed limit 25” and two signs stating school crossing.
Radcliff told us they didn’t have “resources” to keep an officer on patrol “just for us.” So I am writing this to reach some of the drivers that pass us each morning. My son is highly visible — he has a flasher medallion because I don’t want him getting hit. If drivers followed the law I wouldn’t be writing this letter to let you know that South Wilson Road is not a speedway. Read your drivers manuals and you’ll learn pedestrians have right of way. Period.
It’s on page 23 if you need help.
There should be no reason in this world that you should be in such a hurry as to disregard a child’s life.
Does a police officer have to be there to remind you that you are breaking the law and putting us at risk — an officer who can write a double-fine ticket for speeding in a school zone? I have just had it with careless drivers in the mornings.
For the few of you that do what you are supposed to, thank you. I don’t want the next headline to be mom and/or son hit while crossing road to get to school.
P.S. I drive, too. It’s healthier on everyone and everything to walk when you can.