Insect allergy is dangerous
A month ago we lost a family member to a tragic accident. He was cutting grass and ran over a nest of yellowjackets. He was stung numerous times and taken to the hospital by ambulance. He couldn’t breathe.
If you know you are allergic to stinging insects, please carry an epi-pen or Benadryl will you at all times. Please consider this an important issue. If not, stings can kill you. We wouldn’t want this to happen to anyone.
This has been a heart-breaking ordeal for the Walker family and for Mike’s friends. He was only 52 years old. We are most thankful to the staff at Piedmont Medical Center for their many acts of kindness.
Cindy Walker and family
Think before legalizing pot
With respect to T.J. Sonius and others who have written regarding legalizing pot and not seeing anything wrong with it, have you really thought this through? I don't know how I feel about legalizing pot, as I have not done enough research on it.
What I have researched, though, is how in the world can a policeman detect and detain a person who has smoked too much pot? You can’t do a urine test on the road, and we don’t have the money or the manpower to take everyone in, fill out the paperwork, send them for a urine test and house them while we wait for the results!
What is the effect of drinking and smoking while driving? Would it be legal to smoke and drive with others in the car, say infants, for example? I see enough idiots texting while driving, and that’s enough to deal with on the road (not just 20-somethings either!).
If it’s for medicinal purposes, can you still fire someone for having it in their system when they are at work? Medical or not, I don’t want my bus driver, air traffic controller or surgeon to have medicinal marijuana in their system, just like I don't want them to have alcohol.
Have you been following the states of Washington and Colorado, and the problems they are are having? This seems to be a big problem with people nowadays: I want it now and will figure out what’s wrong with it later.