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Letters to the Editor 11/13

November 13, 2000

Letters to the Editor 11/13



Returned calls don't solve problems



To the editor:

Del. John Overington takes great pride in returning telephone calls to his constituents but the fact of the matter is that he either cannot or will not solve problems for the people who live in his district.

On Friday, Oct. 13, I called Overington about a problem some residents and I had with the failure to identify roads in conformity with the 911 policy to aid in rendering emergency services. Specifically, three streets in the 54th Delegate District have no sign to identify where the streets begin or end. Those streets are Muse Street, Lloyd Drive and Murphy's Lane. They are located near the new post office in Marlowe.

Overington returned my call but failed to provide any help. He told me that the job of posting signs was delegated to the 911 Emergency Services Office and that Mary Kackley was responsible. I asked him about the "Orphan Road Program" and Overington told me that he had no control of that program because it was under the governor's office.

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One would think that Overington could have provided me with the telephone number of some agency but he did not. After all, his legislative assistant is on the Ambulance Authority Board and works with Kackley's office on a routine basis. He says that he has no control over the governor's "Orphan Road Program" but he was personally in the presence of the Governor at a reception he helped to sponsor just three days after my request for help.

The bottom line is that I found my own solution after making a number of telephone calls. The road signs will be posted - no thanks to Overington. Mr. Youngblood in the Burlington office for DMV finally told me he would get the job done.

We should remember that the delegate in the 54th District returns phone calls and that is all that he does.

Ted N. Brown Jr.

Falling Waters, W.Va.




Bush should concede



To the editor:

The popular vote and only the popular vote should elect the President of the United States, otherwise you have no democracy.

If George W. Bush loses the popular vote and wins the electoral college, he should concede the presidency to Al Gore if he has any respect for the Democratic process.

R.L. Martin

Mont Alto, Pa.




Healing power



To the editor:

We are living in a fallen world, because man has rejected God and his precepts: We view the many serious troubles and sufferings in our nation, around the world, and in our own lives.

Deathly illnesses appear and we pray and many pray with us and for us. I wonder am I putting more emphasis on the death scene than on the miracle healer. I must put the word death out of my mind and embrace and concentrate on the words life, healing, love, mercy, etc. I will lean more heavily on his cleansing and healing power. I want God to know I trust him. I do and I will regardless of how things turn out, because he knows what is best.

Cheer up dear friends. We are also living in the world God created. While evil is rampaging, great and wonderful things are happening God is raising up his people, giving them power and wisdom to take the Gospel to all nations. People of all tongues are hearing, believing and accepting Jesus.

They are coming into his kingdom by the thousands. That makes my heart rejoice. What a great God is ours. Trust him, trust him.

Frances Moats

Hagerstown




Democrats trying to steal the election



To the editor:

Looks like the Dems are trying to steal the election. Nothing new for Slick Willie bunch.

They want to vote every inner city person, newly arrived citizen and those who wish for the handouts to continue. The guy who pays the taxes gets zapped again.

M.L. Watson

Hagerstown

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