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Letters to the Editor 8/24

August 24, 2000

Letters to the Editor 8/24



Please support your volunteers



To the editor:

This past weekend my son was a passenger in an automobile accident that occurred on Fairfax Street in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The Morgan County fire and rescue teams responded to the call in a very timely manner. Often these emergency personnel spend hundreds of hours guarding the post to protect us in case emergencies arise.

At the time of the accident, I was not able to be contacted, but the volunteers who were on station that evening need to be commended for the fine job they performed. Their dedication and service is often overlooked until you personally need their assistance. Thank you team for a job well done.

I spoke briefly that same evening with one of the members of the emergency rescue service and shared with him a sincere thanks for getting my son and the other involved in the accident the proper care they needed.

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In Morgan County we are still a small rural community and often in our busy schedules we forget about those who guard our county and keep the wheels of service turning. Dave Michael, OES Director, is organizing our 911 program. His leadership should not be taken for granted because he is definitely working for the good of the people of Morgan County. He runs into obstacles on a daily basis that we cannot even conceive. His leadership in this area will make the implementation of the 911 program a smooth transition.

I fussed about the $2.50 per phone line a week ago for this 911 service, but we all have to contribute a little to continue to have this level of coverage and service. If you have a moment to volunteer some time, I am sure Dave Michael will find a job you can do to enhance your life and assist our emergency services.

We must not just thank the emergency rescue and fire staff, but the local police who were able to evaluate the accident and clear the road so traffic could get back to normal. Mr. Barney deserves a work of thanks for his quick response to the scene. The particular night in question, he had many calls within the town of Bath, but he handled them very expediently. Thank you Mr. Barney and Chief Davis for your service to the town. Also, thanks to all our law enforcement officers for their service to the county. Their job is a never-ending one. Don't criticize our emergency staff, but support them and thank them for their dedication to the county. We should even take time to pray for them daily as they put their lives on the line every day for each of us. We are dependent on each of them as they work together to make Morgan County a safer place to live. Again, thank you team for a job well done!

Ronald C. Payne

Hedgesville, W.Va.




Liberals, and other atrocities



To the editor:

"You can read about 100 atrocities, hear about 1,000, but you only have to see one."

Public TV shows graphic surgical operations with all the blood and gore that saving a life or improving a lifestyle can depict. So, why did the liberal champions of free speech and compassion in Congress explode, verbally objecting to the mere drawings and written description of the partial birth abortion procedure?

Could it be, stabbing an innocent, helpless, living child at the base of the skull and having its brains sucked out publicly described; awaken some of the brainwashed liberal followers that their leaders' compassion is hollow and free speech selective?

It is said 80 percent of the American people are against partial birth-abortion. If true, our government is of the special interest, for the special interest, and by the special interest, which lays the ground work for who will care when they call for you.

Surely, our liberal champions of free speech and compassion would want everyone to see how compassionate and loving they are to condone partial birth abortion. Being they love to tax and spend, surely they can appropriate enough funds for the filming and distribution to public TV. Let us all share in the privileged knowledge of the true liberal. Show us! A truly free people should be able to know liberal choice is not an atrocity.

A people that cares less about what history teaches in relation to the devaluation of human life is doomed to that fate of humanism.

Phillip M. Snider

Martinsburg, W.Va.

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