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Voice of the People

Jul. 12, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Thanks for help with Dawg Dazzle

The amazing success of Dawg Dazzle 2013 is now committed to Huntington's history books. Over 11,000 people enjoyed Dazzle up close and personal. Additionally, an estimated 20,000 area residents watched from local restaurants and on the streets of Huntington.

The combined total exceeds one half the population of Huntington!

Kindred Communications is proud to coordinate the efforts of city/county governments and privately owned businesses to present an event of this magnitude.

Without this combined effort, Huntington's premier fireworks event could not happen.

We especially want to thank the Cabell County Commission, Nancy Cartmill, Bob Bailey and Ann Yon, for their continued support of the night.

The Mayor's office, Steve Williams and the City of Huntington joined the celebration and helped to take it over the top.

First Sentry Bank and its President Geoff Sheils assisted the program as did AEP and The Dutch Miller Auto family.

Finally, McDonald's and its employees distributed countless tickets within our community.

As a locally owned company, Kindred Communications is proud to serve our community.

We look forward to providing more services in the future.

With the local team that we have assembled, I have no doubt that the sky is "literally" the limit!

Mike Kirtner

President

Kindred Communications

Congress not cause of climate change

One should not go to the opinion page of a newspaper searching for facts or wisdom.

Case in point is the cartoon in The Herald-Dispatch of July 9 blaming Congress for climate change. (Others have alleged the same.)

I don't like the performance of Congress any more than the next person, but Congress cannot stop or even significantly slow "climate change" even if such is or will be solely caused by worldwide CO2 emissions.

The following was gleaned from Department of Energy publications:

In 2012 the U.S. emitted only 16.2 percent of the world total, down 1.2 percent from 2011. China emitted about 80 percent more at 28.7 percent, 11.8 percent more than in 2011.

Only 5 percent of the 2012 world total CO2 emissions came from burning U.S.-mined coal in the U.S. Burning natural gas, the only feasible substitute, instead would still produce 50 percent as much.

David Morrison

Huntington

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