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Letters to the editor — Wednesday (6-4-14)

Transportation Museum leadership on right track
He gets it. The interim director of the N.C. Transportation Museum, Dr. Kevin Cherry, was all over the four-day Streamliner event, doing everything from promoting the museum at the dinner hosted at the Salisbury Depot to sweeping trash to transporting people while driving the golf cart peddling sodas for a dollar.
While he has earned a honorable title of “Dr.” he has the good sense to pitch in and do even the mundane tasks to fulfill the goals of a business regardless of the nature or name of the establishment. I think he would be an asset to any organization.
Investors show they care when they cheerfully hand over their money and services. This relieves taxpayers from being forced by the state to support areas when they would rather support something else. Some invest in things, or zoo animals or people. Self-sufficiency keeps businesses in business.
— Jackie Taylor
Lexington

See the good in ‘Maleficent’
If one wants to be surprised and open to thrilling fantastic approaches, watch as the movie “Maleficent” give new life to the concept of “Sleeping Beauty.”
In reimagining the “evil witch” as the heroine of this beautifully spun wicked tale, Disney combines threads of Rumpelstiltskin’s spinning wheel into this tale of Sleeping Beauty in unexpected ways. It became immediately evident why being true to the original story wouldn’t work, for there is no doubt that to the mirror on the wall and audiences everywhere, Angelina Jolie as Maleficent was the fairest of them all. This is truly a chick flick for all the mothers and daughters or female friends trying to transcend a world which often seems devoid of sensitivity and beauty.
It is in discovering and finding one’s “true love” that the most unexpected turn of event happens, flying away on unclipped wings of love. Kiss me later, we have flown free.
Go see the movie, for it is truly enjoyable. And for the guys out there, Jolie rocks black leather like few others can as she beautifully carries this movie from good to greatness.
— Dr. Ada Fisher
Salisbury

50th anniversary plans
I want to thank Dr. Susan Jensen for her in the Salisbury Post (“Let’s honor Vietnam veterans,” June 2).
The state of North Carolina is a commemorative partner in the National 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War. Concord has the honor of being the first municipality in the state, actually before the state, to be a commemorative partner.
For further information on this national program, to be primarily recognized by local events, review the website: www.vietnamwar50th.com.
To see who is already taking part in this event refer to the Commemorative Partners Listing. You may also may want to review what has been done and what is planned at this website across the country.
— J.H. Stanley
Kannapolis
Stanley, an Army veteran, is vice president of the Cabarrus Veterans Coalition.

Watch for drunk drivers
On May 20, while pulling my boat back from High Rock Lake, I got behind a woman driving her vehicle toward Salisbury. I witnessed this woman run off the right side of the road at least 10 times, run five cars off of the road on the opposite side, and nearly sideswiped eight trucks and four cars coming from the opposing direction.
She stopped four times in the middle of the road and four times in the opposite lane, all within three miles until I got home. There was a gravel truck behind me and he saw every part of this.
I did not have a cellphone and prayed that this truck driver was calling 911 to alert the police. Only by the grace of God was no one killed. I don’t know what her problem was but would like to know if she made it where she was going.
— Dana Snider
Salisbury

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