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South Strand football
players are winners
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If you think all young boys are playing video games and texting for hours, think again. For nine weeks, after a long day at school, riding the bus, rushing to do homework these boys padded up and got out on wet fields, soaked in mud, put on helmets and became a team. They never complained, never waivered, getting home after dark, wet and hungry but eager to do it again the next day.
These boys practiced hard and on a Saturday, in a pouring rain, they gave their all to play the last games of the season. Team after team, cold and wet, they filed onto the field and played till the end. Behaving like pros — they are all winners.
Thank you South Strand Recreation Center, dedicated coaches, and families for your hard work and support.
One judge doesn’t have
right to decide for nation
In this country, which has made us the greatest on the planet, we have a democracy. This means we have a Constitution and Bill of Rights. With this we are given the right to vote. With this right “we the people” have a right to choose our President, protect our liberties and choose what is best for the majority-by vote.
Thirty-one states have voted to ban gay marriage, so obviously, 19 states have accepted gay marriage. This is the democratic system. Now how can one man, a Supreme Court Judge, act as a dictator and say that the people do not have a right to protect their freedoms and permit gays to marry. In my opinion, if gays want to marry, then they should move to one of the states that allow this mishap to take place and get married there and stay there. That is democracy. Furthermore, that is the law and one judge does not have the right to interpret the Constitution in any other way. It is the same with the Bible, you don’t get to interpret it the way you want it to be, you must follow the actual word and live by it.
Garden City Beach
Doctors’ mistreatment of
appointment times widespread
Re: Nov. 14 letter from Shirley Berry, “Medical offices need to respect patients’ time”
I am sure there are thousands of residents here who experience the same problem every day. I once arrived at a doctor’s office for an 8 a.m. appointment and found two other patients there. I asked what time their appointments were and both said 8 a.m. That doctor was behind before the day started.
At another doctor’s office, after waiting 45 minutes, I mentioned to the nurse that these doctors schedule appointment times too closely together. She told me in that practice they were being told to schedule appointments even closer together to fit more in each day.
I knew a business person who billed her doctor for one hour wait time. She told me ever since, she did not have long waits. My time is as valuable to me as is the doctor’s time is to him/her. As I get older, my time is even more valuable to me. Changing doctors is not an option as they are all guilty.