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Letters: Letting drunk drivers drive ‘cycles is crazy

Letting drunk drivers ride ‘cycles is crazy
I enjoyed the article on May 15 about S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford’s top 10 list of crazy laws or proposals. Now I wish to add another one.
When people are charged with driving under the influence and have their license suspended ó or perhaps they never had one issued at all, because they’re from another country or underage ó they can travel on our streets,and highways legally on a pint-size motorcycle! The DMV does not require a license tag or inspection sticker,and as long as the speed is under 35mph, it’s OK.
Not only is this dangerous for the rider, but all other vehicles that are impeded by the slow speed. I’ve seen people cross center lanes to avoid hitting the cycles.Well, that’s my pet peeve.
ó Gary Smith
China Grove
Not enough news
It has been a mystery to me for some time as to why I have to pay to subscribe to the Salisbury Post. I measured the front page of Saturday’s paper and found only 16 percent devoted to actual copy. The rest is huge pictures, outsized headlines and a variety of previews of what is inside the rest of the newspaper which isn’t thick enough to last through one cup of coffee for one reader. A couple in the same household had better take turns because there isn’t enough newspaper to share.
Sunday, however, was too much! Reruns. I opened my paper only to find the pound or so of ads was inserted in a Saturday paper. My neighbor came out to greet me with the same problem. The only Sunday sections were Insight and Lifestyles. Most of those two sections were syndicated. I couldn’t even find out who died.
I know newspapers everywhere are cutting staff in order to continue profits. The limp excuse for this is that readers are getting their news from other media. Where is that other place? TV news has become entertainment. Disgracefully, the networks had to turn to the BBC and NPR reporters to cover the China earthquake and the Burmese floods.
So I continue to pay to carry in a paper, dump the ads in the recycle bin and carry it out again.
Today I jumped into my car and rushed to Harris Teeter for the New York Times, the last of the great papers. Alas, even they had problems. The Times wasn’t delivered today!
I decided to work in the garden to work off my frustration.
ó Karen Young
Salisbury
Editor: A carrier on one Post route mistakenly delivered Saturday papers to some customers Sunday. We are taking steps to insure that this does not happen again.

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