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Dec. 07, 2013 @ 10:34 PM

ECU fans impressed with MU hospitality

We traveled to Huntington for the Marshall-ECU game on Nov. 29. We came in Thursday night and had such a good time (even with the loss) that we stayed an extra night.

Every person we met was the most hospitable and friendly we've encountered in all our years of traveling to watch the Pirates. What great fans the Herd has!

Many thanks to Buddy at The Lounge who treated us like royalty and even transported us to The Inn Between before the game, and to the crowd that took us in like family.

We wish Marshall the best of luck against Rice.

Carol and Carlos Moore

Fountain, N.C.

Common sense is on the decline

Some logical and common-sense qualities of people in this area that I have been familiar with for 53 years have significantly deteriorated in some areas. Some of those qualities may be involved in drugs and crime. Less significantly, automobile safety control.

For example, 50 years ago an automobile state inspection required headlights to not glare in the eyes of oncoming traffic. This was checked. The noncontrol of these items is obvious to any local driver. In addition, not dimming bright lights for oncoming traffic occurs significantly, and that is dangerous.

Fifty years ago, and later, state police would randomly stop automobiles for a check of license and a quick safety inspection. I have experienced this many times, however, I have not seen this in a number of years.

To me it makes common sense to: 1. include headlight control and 2. better noise control in an automobile state inspection. More importantly, there should be an increase in the number of state and city police at the expense of increased taxes which would be offset to some extent by a reduction of tax spending due to fewer incarcerations, and less expense of keeping people in prison for long times.

Jack Wheeler




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