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Letters to the editor – Wednesday (4-08-09)

Bailout alternative could really work
Instead of giving $167 billion to all the corporations that have done nothing but take advantage of us, why not give all the workers over 50 years old $1 million each?
There are about 50 million workers older than 50. Retire them, which would open up 50 million jobs. Make them buy a new car or truck, which helps the auto industry, and most of them would pay off their mortgages, which helps the banking industry.
The money would go back into the economy, not for bonus checks and spas, etc. etc. It’s just a thought
ó R.J. Wetzler
Faith
Outstanding play
Thanks to the North Rowan “Cinderella” cast for an outstanding job recently. I am sure the hearts of the parents were filled with joy.
Thanks to Susan Stone and Meghan Thompson and each person in the orchestra.
Let’s not forget the stage crew. They really worked.
A special thanks to the Robertson Family Foundation for the grants that made the play possible.
ó Mona Eagle
Salisbury
Thanks for plug
In reference to Ester Marsh’s column about treating plantar fasciitis, I would like to thank her for mentioning our shoe store as a resource for supportive footwear. We have made fitting problem feet a cornerstone of our business for years. As we move to our new location, comfortable, supportive footwear will be our only focus.
We will continue to offer custom-made orthotics. Custom orthotics are often covered by insurance with a doctor’s prescription, but I would suggest most sufferers of plantar facsiitis have a foot scan and try over-the-counter devices first. I think most doctors would agree the conservative approach is generally best.
ó Ralph Baker
Salisbury
The writer is owner of Ralph Baker Shoes.

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