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IT’S ABOUT DARK, and I am riding my bicycle on the Greeneway. I see a runner ahead. She has an LED built in to her jacket, and reflective stripes. I am thinking; “Wow, this runner really practices safety.” Then I have to veer around her, because, contrary to path etiquette and common practice, she’s running on the left side.

RANT FOR LIBERAL judges. Now we know why there are so much crime and violence in America. A 19-year-old kid is shot to death. The witnesses lie through their teeth, withholding information, interfere with investigations and all they get is probation. The shooter gets off with five years. Didn’t somebody tell you a man died?

KUDOS FOR THE teacher who spends her weekend in the clubs getting drunk. How can you possibly be a positive role model when you can’t even make responsible decisions for yourself?

PLEASE BE A GOOD neighbor and keep your cat on your property. If that is impossible, keep it in your house.

CONTRARY TO POPULAR belief, most state employees aren’t overpaid pencil-pushers but are your neighbors who work for less money and higher insurance costs than their private business counterparts. The often-overlooked health care workers, such as in our mental health services, give the best care that they can for your families despite low wages and no raises in many years. Let’s give them the same support that we are giving our educators.

WHY DO YOU FIND it so hard to keep the online Rants & Raves updated?

RANT TO THE person who said he was in the military for 25 years and sees no need for civilians to own an assault weapon. If this person really spent 25 years in the military, he would know that the weapons that civilians buy are not military assault weapons. It is like comparing squirt guns to garden hoses. No army in the world uses what the uninformed, the president and media call assault weapons.

THREE THOUSAND killed on 9/11. Our response? Trillions and two wars. But 270,000 gun deaths in America since then. Our response? “It’s my right.”

RANT TO BRENDAN Douglas for not understanding the meaning of the word “commitment.” His last-minute switch from Georgia Tech to UGA shows a lack of class and common sense.

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AutumnLeaves 02/17/13 - 06:15 pm
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Humble Angela:

Humble Angela, you are mistaken. On the Greeneway, at Riverview Park, posted rules on the kiosk at its entryway for that PATH say that pedestrians stay on the right, bicycles coming up behind on the left must signal their approach as is posted on the sign. Not that they always do. As a matter of fact, a lot of them don't. Also, there should be no vehicles except maintenance golf carts.

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