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Ruote of the week...
for you never know how soon it will be too Late.
is a dying art
Typographical errors can
really play havoc in a news-
paper story and often when
they are corrected they turn
Back before spellcheck on
.read every line in every story
and we still try to do that at
The Herald. But we all make
Headlines are really
killers because there are a
limited number of words that
can fit in a headline.
Cleaning off my copy hook this week | found a
copy of the following headlines which came to my
brother, longtime Herald editor and currently sports ed-
itor, passed along by our former minister, Rev. Alan Sin-
clair. These headlines actually were printed in some
publication, not ours, thank goodness.
Man Kills Self before Shooting Wife and Daughter (It
took two readings before that editor realized that what
he was reading was impossible! They £3 in a correc-
tion the next day.)
Something Went Wrong In Jet Crash, Expert Says (no
Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers (Now
that’s taking things a bit far.)
Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over (What a
Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant (See if that
works better than a fair trial)
War Dims Hope for Peace (I caniseewvhete- it mighty
have that effect):
Man Struck by Lightning: Faces Battery (He probably
is the battery charge.)
Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures (They may be on
Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges (You mean there's
something stronger than duct tape?)
Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors (boy, they are
And the winner is:
Typhoon Rips through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
(Did I read that right?)
. Area residents were asked...
In light of the verdict in the high-profile Florida case
where a man was acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager,
what do you think-about North Carolina's own stand-your-ground law?
“Stand your ground shouldn't
mean following somebody
and then standing your
“| think we ought to have
(the law). To me that’s a
* common-sense law.”
“It's a good law (but)
there needs to be
more discussion about it.”
“If they can keep it fair.
Just follow the law.”
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
You cannot do a kindness too soon,
~ Ralph waldo Emerson
Letters to the Editor
North Carolina’s Path: The Governor's View
To the Editor:
The North Carolina I'm leading today is on a power-
After just six months of problem-solving legislation
and making the tough decisions that we were elected
to do, there is significant movement on vital reforms to
tax policy, energy, education, economic development
While it may not be apparent to the very liberal
worldview of The New York Times, North Carolina’s
new focus on reform is paying off. Already companies
have announced plans to create more than 9,300 jobs
near Asheville. ;
My reforms have stepped on the toes of the political
right and the left who are vested in the old ways of
doing business. But in my 14 years as mayor of Char-
lotte, | learned that it didn’t matter whether a good idea
came from a Republican or a Democrat. What mat-
tered was whether it solved a problem and so at a cost
taxpayers could afford.
This collaborative, problem-solving, focused leader-
ship transformed Charlotte from a regional hub into a
leading national metropolitan center.
This focus on pragmatic problem-solving is now fu-
eling North Carolina’s comeback to prosperity as well.
in the state and invest more than $1.1 billion in facili- PAT McCRORY
ties. The jet engine manufacturer GE Aviation is bring- Governor
ing its advanced materials production to a new facility Raleigh, NC
Actions and Reactions
To the Editor:
Those readers of the opinion pages of this and other
papers don't always see the reactions to the letters and
columns unless they view online versions of the papers.
| started this letter with that preface because I've
written many letters about the growth of homosexuality
and its harm to society. I've been greatly criticized in
the comment sections of the papers and I've had nu-
merous letters (all anonymous) from homosexuals and
supporters of the LGBT.
My warnings have been about how the growth of
homosexuality leads to more and more acceptance of
Without trying to rehash all the points again | am
going to paraphrase a news report here that illustrates
the kind of occurrence that I have been‘'warning about:
« Recently the Proud Rainbow: Youth of'Southern
Maine was allowed to present a Gorham, Maine Mid-
dle School a class that was supposed to teach tolerance
During the presentation the PRYSM presenters
cursed and asked the children if they had been taught
about safe homosexual sex. One of the 13 year olds
told his parents that the group talked about sex and
said if you didn’t have a condom; saran wrap could
serve as a dental dam.
The principal of the school reportedly sent a letter to
parents apologizing for the graphic nature of the pres-
Letter to the editor.
The classroom consisted of 25 eighth graders.
The chairman of the school committee told The
American Journal that teachers felt uncomfortable
about the presentation and reported it to the principal.
When | read the report, all kinds of questions came
to my mind such as how did those people get in front
of the kids to begin with? Why weren't they stopped as
soon as it was obvious they were out of line? Arent
schools responsible for previewing?
In a sense, I'm glad it took place. Not because it was
a good idea but because it illustrates just how far ho-
mosexuals are willing to go in an effort to gain accept-
. Similar activity is already taking place in Massachu-
setts and Canada and likely in other states, especially
those that have approved same sex marriage. | know
that similar actions were taken at one of the schools in
Gastonia but'I'don’t know if that was during a regular
Folks, if you're with the majority of North Carolini-
ans that voted for Amendment One, hold onto your po-
sition with a death grip. Speak to your school boards
and let them know that you don’t want perverse indi-
viduals or groups addressing your children under any
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happening in your community? Are there
good things happening in your neighborhood?
Let us know in a Letter to the Editor.
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