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Feb. 26, 2014 @ 07:05 AM

City pothole repair should be priority

I read that the Huntington Police Department recently received a grant to purchase an armored vehicle for $266,000.

I have one question. Does it come with a pothole repair attachment? Just asking.

Fred Delp

Barboursville

Museum is looking for info on La Pearl

Here at the Museum of Radio and Technology, we have an April 1927 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine that features a story about Loretta La Pearl, who was then the only female circus clown in the United States.

Loretta and her husband Harry La Pearl, also a circus clown, lived, according to the story, in a "comfortable six room cottage in Huntington, WV" when not on tour.

We would like to know more about Loretta and Harry and invite anyone with more information about them to visit the Museum, or contact us by phone or email. Call 304-525-8890, emailwvradiomuseum@gmail.com or visit us at 1640 Florence Ave., near the west Huntington Central City antiques district. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Zane Parsons

Kenova

Alcohol ax should be next for CVS

Kudos to the folks at CVS for deciding to forego corporate profits and doing away with those nasty tobacco products.

As I perused their store, though, I noticed that if you just wander two more aisles over, lo and behold, demon rum. Not exactly, but there is quite a selection of wines, burgundies, etc. If you wander just a little further, you will notice in the refrigerated section quite a selection of malt beverages in either six-packs or cases.

I just wonder if the folks at CVS, in their statistical analysis of the deaths caused by tobacco products, ever considered the number of lives ruined by alcohol, i.e., alcoholism, cirrhosis of the liver and that all-time best killer, drunken driving.

If you are going to "clean up your act," so to speak, why don't you go all the way and stop selling the number one killer of all, alcohol? Of course, the folks at CVS are probably sitting around the corporate decision-making table sipping their favorite cocktail, so that question is moot. I guess it just depends on whose ox is being gored, right?

S.J. Cutler

Huntington

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