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Speakout 4/2

Tuesday, April 2, 2002

Call 471-6636

I would like to say congratulations to the Bell City Cubs for their accomplishment. Is it true that members of the Bell City basketball team were called by Duke University? If they were, we need to put you on the front page of the news because that is history. Once again, congratulations Bell City. You guys have made us proud!

On March 12 I was shopping at Wal-Mart during my lunch hour. It was around 2:30 to 2:45 p.m. I was in the card aisle when a young, blonde haired man was there. He was wearing blue work pants, a gray T-shirt and was carrying his jacket as he passed by. After he left the aisle I found a small notebook with some very important-looking information in it and I would like to return it to him. Call me at 472-0987.

The other day I was in a local grocery store and noticed they're remodeling. The aisles are so crowded. Workers were standing there but nobody would move anything out of the way. How am I supposed to shop in a store like that? Would you please print this? The last time I called something in it wasn't printed. I guess you don't want to print the truth.

I thought it was illegal to place advertisements on a highway right of way, like Heilig-Meyers had done in the past. Now I noticed Kmart is doing it. Has the law changed on that? I was just wondering.

We were too. Following a visit to the Department of Public Safety they were removed.

I'm calling about the joke of the week in the March 24 newspaper. It was of very questionable taste. It was not funny and if this is a family newspaper, I would appreciate it if you would keep a little tighter reign on the kind of jokes you publish.

It's time to get off the smokers' backs. I would much rather ride in a car with a person who smokes than with one who is drinking. If they would start tacking some of those taxes onto alcohol, it would sure cut down on some of the big parties the politicians have. They're always complaining that they can't live on what they make. I sure would like to have your income. I think I could live real good on what they make.