Rants and raves

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PANHANDLERS. THEY'RE everywhere. I was at the library on Lumpkin Road the other day and was approached by one. You would think that the library might be one place you wouldn't need money.

THE PICTURE IN The Augusta Chronicle with President Bush with a carpenter's working belt on reminds me of when Dukakis was in a tank with a helmet on.

I AM OFFENDED by Jackson Massey's commercials. His "supersizing" a settlement can only increase insurance rates while it also increases his bank account.

THIS IS A RANT for a young man who works at the Nancy Carson Library in North Augusta. Going to the library is supposed to be a fun experience. A chance to learn new things. Your job is to help enhance that ... not to do whatever you can to make another person feel stupid if they aren't sure how to use the computer catalog system, whether or not reference books can be checked out, how to use the copier, etc. Your job is to help, not to make unkind comments. Shame on you.

ONE DOESN'T LOSE everything over Christmas break. I say that learning is retention. If students would fail the exam, then they never knew the material. They never learned it. These are life-learning situations.

THE ONLY THING Dr. Larke is guilty of is turning this system around. Why is the board attorney not defending his contract when he is the one who drew it up? Isn't that what he gets paid for?

THIS IS A RANT to the Richmond County Board of Education. They need to come out to C.T. Walker Elementary School on Walton Way and sit in that afternoon traffic that blocks everyone going down Walton Way. We cannot park at the synagogue.

THIS IS A RAVE FOR the active-duty military and volunteers who give their time to come to the veterans hospital whether you come to escort them to activities, sing for them, bring them gifts, sit with them or just take a minute to shake their hand and smile. You'll never know what this means to them. We, the staff, thank you.

I have just bought groceries and I don't see why the baggers can't offer to take the groceries out for old people walking with canes parked in the handicapped zone. It's bad enough we have to get them out when we get home. But we could have some help, especially as much as we pay for groceries these days.


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