Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor

Cost-of-living

Social Security saw increase

Re Jack L. Miller letter, "Cost-of-living raise clearly merited," June 17:

Miller clearly stated that there was no cost-of-living increase in both 2009 and 2010. Although I have no argument with many of Miller's statements, according to my records, there was a 5.8 percent increase in Social Security payments for 2009 compared to 2008. I am sure that many low income workers on the Grand Strand would have been very satisfied with that type of increase for 2009 over 2008.

Stuart C. Cohen

Myrtle Beach

FERRIS WHEEL

MB police to require helmets, wonder?

I have spent many a summer vacation in the Myrtle Beach area, and I have fond memories of the Ferris wheel at the old Pavilion. As a small child, I would beg my parents to take me there every evening just to ride on the old wheel, and like many others I was saddened to see the Pavilion close a few years ago.

To my delight, however, I read in your newspaper that the city is considering a new and bigger Ferris wheel to be located in the same general oceanfront area. I can't wait to give it a try, but I am wondering if the police department is going to require us to wear helmets before taking a spin on it.

John P. Seibels

Columbia

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