Voice of the People
Newspaper’s baby contest was unfair
Shame on you, The Herald-Dispatch. In my opinion the Beautiful Baby Contest had nothing to do with the most beautiful baby. It was a money thing in which parents had the most money, family or friends to keep their child’s votes high. If you work in any offices, schools or go to a church, then you would have more people voting for your child. Most children don’t have this advantage.
It wasn’t about the most beautiful baby. It was about how much money people were willing to shell out just to receive the title that their child was the most beautiful in the Tri-State. I thought this was going to be fair to all children, with all people being able to vote.
You only placed the babies’ pictures once in the paper. So that left out everyone without a computer. You were late starting the contest. You were late putting the pictures in the paper.
In my opinion the only fair way to run this contest was choose five people from The Herald-Dispatch and let them choose the most beautiful baby. And don’t make this a money thing! Just tell the people to send money to help the schools, or better yet, if The Herald-Dispatch can’t afford to help the schools, don’t.
This was really unfair to whoever the Most Beautiful Baby really was. Please try next year to do the right thing. And up the age to about 3. There’s so many beautiful babies out there. But most can’t afford to beat the Joneses. Before people enter next year, I hope they think about what happened.
Huntington needs to show more pride
Have you noticed anything about Huntington when you’re driving? People look frustrated, sort of mad at the world. A lot are rude drivers, no common sense, don’t obey traffic rules.
People walk 24 hours a day with no respect for private property.
Some walk in the middle of the street, arrogant, jaywalking, defiant. Why not use the sidewalk? The city should stop this. People are always walking, trying to break in stuff. Go down south, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and if you don’t have money in your pocket, you’re run out of town.
A couple of months ago, a man was arrested on the front porch of my neighbor’s house. Remember, people do what they want and lie about the rest. They have children because they want to do drugs, alcohol, don’t work.
No, I know these are exceptions, but not a lot. The city should do more to control the low-lifes. In the ‘60s, the West End had a lot of civic pride. Now it is run down with zombies walking around everywhere.