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To the Editor: Postal carriers thanked for annual food drive
Written by Shirley Woessner   
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 08:06
On May 10, there was a "Stamp Out Hunger" postal carrier food drive. Our fine BG Post Office and its dedicated carriers went above and beyond their daily routine of delivering mail. They had an extra duty to pick up food that all our caring friends left by the mailbox. It never ceases to amaze me how generous and giving our BG friends are. You dig deep in your pockets to help those less fortunate and we truly appreciate that. Last year, we got 4,450 pounds of food. This year, we got 6,260 pounds! You really came through at a time when our shelves were getting low. Special thanks to Deb Knowlton for arranging to have extra people pick up food from the carriers and bring it to us. Her son Nick, Don S. and Kathy K. all picked up. Also,
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 10:37
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To the Editor: BG shouldn't follow state if it doesn't make sense
Written by Sally Medbourn Mott, Bowling Green   
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 08:54
Do I understand, members of City Council, that when state laws are enacted, Ohio cities must, in all instances, honor them? [S-T, June 3, "BG Gun Ordinance," page 1]
If the Ohio legislature enacts a law promoted by, say, the Oil & Gas Lobby [instead of the Gun Lobby], mandating that exploratory fracking and drilling wells be immediately drilled in all Ohio city parks, Council would draw up such an ordinance for Bowling Green?
Or if the state passed a law promoted by the Motorcycle Club Lobby, allowing biker gangs to ride through city parks, Council would go along with that? Or if the Nudist Lobby got the state to allow us all to run naked in the city park? Or the Twinkies Lobby, requiring that Twinkies be sold in the park?
Sometimes we don't have to jump to the tune of the state. Just as states don't always have to jump to the tune of federal laws.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 10:36
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To the Editor: Gun law should have limits
Written by Don Deters, Bowling Green   
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 08:52
The BG City Council seems to be stymied as to how to respond to demands to allow guns in the city parks [Sentinel Tribune, Tuesday, 6/3/2014]. I think there are a couple ways this matter should be handled.  
Of course, there are many regulations that restrict what is otherwise permissible. People with cars can drive, but not on the wrong side of the road. People driving lawn mowers cannot drive on busy public streets. People on bicycles cannot ride them on sidewalks downtown or on I-75. People using boats on lakes must have life preservers on board. People flying airplanes cannot buzz over the city 100 feet off the ground. These are all sensible restrictions.
Guns are lethal weapons. That is mainly why people have them. They can be used responsibly or carelessly. Why should there not be limits or restrictions on how and where they are carried?
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 11:47
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To the Editor: How many have to die because 'gun addicts' want to 'pack heat?'
Written by William E. Feeman, Jr., M.D., Bowling Green   
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 08:50
The letters to the editor from Davisson and Phillips were expected and predictable. The diversion of attention from one issue to a non-related other issue is a standard method of evading an issue about which one does not wish to talk or about an issue that is indefensible. This technique, I would bet, is right out the NRA textbook, right along with the erroneous comment about the rise in home invasions in England immediately following the restriction on possession of firearms by private citizens. It is almost pitiful to see people spouting NRA propaganda right out of the playbook without knowing what they are talking about. And the writers still have not answered the question about how many people have to die because gun addicts get high on "packing heat." So I will ask again: "How many people have to die because you get high on 'packing heat'?" I await your answer.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 11:46
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