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Jul. 15, 2013 @ 11:10 PM

Beware of drivers with no insurance

To all drivers, please be aware of the many drivers out there who do not have car insurance. My son was driving on a major interstate when traffic came to a stop. The woman behind him failed to stop and rear-ended my son (car totaled) and three other drivers as well.

Guess what! She gave the police officer an insurance card but did not have an active insurance policy (fraud). So even though she is the at-fault driver, she escapes any liability for all the damage she has caused.

All the laws require you to have insurance, but no one to enforce them for all the law-abiding drivers out there. She is still driving around with no insurance. Beware!

Ron Tweel

Proctorville, Ohio

Huntington needs better developers

I have waited quite a while to see if any developer in the Huntington area would take a chance on building any A-1 office space in the city. After a revealing article in the State Journal disclosed that our area basically had none while Charleston did, I had to write.

Our downtown has basically pulled itself out of ruin by a few courageous and committed people who love Huntington and took a chance. They restored old structures, changing Huntington's image. But with all the positives, no developers can muster the fortitude to invest in new high rise office space. Look at Kinetic- Park. This prime location overlooks a busy interstate with easy access to the same and apparently not one good offer to build a multi-story building for office space had been proposed. If that area was in Charleston, much less Charlotte, offices would likely be looking out over the scenic view, but not Huntington.

Maybe it is the "built to suit" mentality or financing problems. If no one will invest, then let's call the Huntington "developers" just "wishers," because wishing someone would ask you to build office space before it's available, is just about that, a wish.

Richard Beckett

Matthews, N.C.

Tri-State residents will miss Dr. Hadi

The Tri-State community has been stricken with grief and sadness due to the accidental and tragic death of Dr. Seyed Hossein Hadisadegh, better known as Dr. Hadi.

All of us who had the good fortune of being blessed with knowing and sharing part of our lives with this extraordinary man found in him a great source of inspiration and a worthy role model. Dr. Hadi had the God-given gift of a warm and welcoming smile -- an open invitation to friendship.

Dr. Hadi was a man who preached compassion, honesty and integrity, not by his lips but by his actions. He had a most positive influence on many men and women of various religious faiths. Dr. Hadi disliked the word V.I.P. when applied to patients because he felt in his heart that all patients should be treated with the common denominator of equality and the common numerator of respect.

Dr. Hadi was driven by circumstances to come to West Virginia. Once here, he also fell in love with the charms of our Mountain State and joined the large number of "West Virginians by choice."

Dr. Hadi was a gifted thoracic surgeon, always very willing to offer his very skillful fingers to all patients seeking him with various diseases of the chest, in particular cancer of the lung. Dr. Hadi also was a very brave and fearless surgeon who took care of complex cases as long as the patient understood the gravity of his ailment and he was a high surgical risk.

Surviving Dr. Hadi are countless citizens who, after God Almighty, owe their present enjoyment of life to this remarkable man. Dr. Hadi also was most importantly a very faithful, loving, devoted and exemplary family man.

Farewell, most dear colleague and friend, Hossein Hadi, M.D.

Dr. Frank Rivas

Huntington

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