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Letters to the editor – (6-30-08)

Victim of slaying lived for his kids

It is sad when you read articles or comments online about the wrongdoings of a deceased person. I will share my connection with Dr. David Boyd.
I knew him through Sacred Heart Catholic School and through FCCA/Rowan Alliance Soccer Club. He was an enthusiastic father. He lived for his kids and did everything he could for them. He would come and watch soccer practices and many games. It was hard to find another person pacing the sidelines encouraging his children as he would. The David Boyd I knew was a family man who loved to be with his children, was visible at his childrenís school and involved in their activities.
I will miss seeing him on the soccer fields, cheering his kids on, and showing them his love.
ó Frank Cardelle

Show respect for the family

The Post should be ashamed. I understand that people are curious and want to know more about this girl (who has been charged in the Boyd slaying), but have you no respect for the family of a man that was just killed? Good job to Chief Mark Wilhelm for considering Dr. Boydís children and handling this matter with the victim in mind. At least someone in this tragedy has a little class.
ó Sally Simmerson

A sad setback for recycling
I can’t understand why so few people in Granite Quarry recycle.
Today was the last day for recyling, and our bins have been taken. Less than 10 percent of the population in Granite Quarry recycle, and I find that disgraceful. To recycle, we now have to drive to a recycling facility ó and consider the price of gas. It galls me to think that the people who reside in Granite Quarry have to spend more money in order to recycle. Perhaps they would rather throw their recyling items in the trash.
How sad for this small town.
ó Nancy Garrison
Granite Quarry
More facilities go smoke free
Over the past year, the number of establishments voluntarily offering an indoor smokefree environment and joining the Smoke Free Rowan campaign has continued to grow at a steady pace.
Between July 1, 2007, and June 25, 2008, the number of campaign members has increased from 123 to 195 and the percent of smoke-free restaurants is at an all-time high of 41 percent.
For a list of smoke free venues and the many benefits of a smoke free environment, visit www.smokefreerowan.com.
ó James Cowan
Cowan is the Allied Health Services director and Healthy Rowan! coordinator for the Rowan County Health Department.


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