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OPINION PAGE 4 - HOGANSVILLE HERALD - JUNE 10, 1999 Graduation, like life, happens anyway MI Hn PUBUSHF/ADVERTtSING DmFZTOR "The heart of humanity has global phrases like "security is  we granting the wrong not and will not be broken." a top priority," and "every seas-  h,ql too much power? JOHN KtWKENDALL --From "You Tell Me," by ure will be taken." ,v, Yes, as my conclusion TE PUBLISHER/EDITOR Jewel Each agency pointed to  S|Nrl- with hundreds of others MAnmN('I)SMrm another as "taking the lead," con-  ]i i/ Clark field and in the stands on MANAGING EDrrORCaLDm'rOR The week of graduation tradicting each other in what uation night...And, oncel Wnnmrr started on an almost frantic, they said. The details were sweetly familiar 'Pomp & Circumstance" Bus:ss MANAGER paranoia-filled note, inspired by denied. umnist and those fresh-faced, ' three deeply disturbed By the end of the week I was ....... A ($rimJ ]ttthliratin Phone (7o6) 846-3188. Fax (706) 846-22O6 teenagers (two in Colorado and fried, angry and frustrated--a eyed graduates began P. O. Box 426 one at Heritage), who, by open- dubious privilege of my work at graduation-type events. And, ly march in, right took MIIlard B. Grimes, President Hogansvi Georgia 3O230 ing fire on their classmates, is often knowing too much about he was right, again. oc,,,.g,o,,,,,, co, of H,,,,.,.,. changed the world in terms of these types of things. One of the hardest parts of The potential q how safe we feel we can keep On Friday afternoon I lec- parenting is repeatedly facing- always been juxtaposed our kids. tured my kids and their friends each time so painfully--that we the basic, self-affirming Seat Belts on uses Rattled and worrired, we (several graduates, slated to are virtually powerless when it oflife. Babiesar talked amongst ourselves-"Are speak) on the nuances of large comes to protecting our ehil- torn lands. Couples The federal government has you letting Dylan and Emmi go event security and what to do- dren, especially once they well-loved person dies. to graduation? How tight do you not if, but when-the shots rang become teens. The first tooth comes required auto makers toput seat 13OI) think security will be? Are they out that night. So, I ended up telling myself, is later pulled. Babies belts in passenger cars for over Tlibb|e doing enough to make sure it's "Our kids aren't safe," was does the dark side--powerful, crawl, then walk. Young 30 years, safe?" our collective cry. But, then, real and mean as it is--have to kiss. During the past several Calls to the powers that be when have they ever been? block out the light? And, in the midst years, most states have passed laws that require use of those in terms of graduation securi- One of the school adminis- What right do three sick like Kosovo, seat belts, ty netted no calming response, trators pointed out (testily, yet young men have to cast such a Tibet, Over the past few months a Doing, I'm sure, what they felt accurately) that our students pallor on the recognition of our that...life goes on, run of deadly accidents has wasbest, they answered in care- are more at risk on the roads kids: success? And, in worrying oecurred involving buses on our fully worded vagueries, using each day than they will ever be so much about security, aren't CONTINUED nation's highways. Last June a dent is the fact that people are Greyhound bus slammed into a thrown (ejected) from the vehi- 0ar00o00t=tortra"oront00e o00ow00on00o00=t00o00t0000onot 'I Seem Ha Bought Warm Springs' Pennsylvania Turnpike killing fastened, to ve seven people. This is what the recent study OnSeptember26,1.998atour on the most dangerous aspect (Fifth in a series) en, and probably it was too late Springs. bus crashed in the Sierra of a bus wreck revealed, pus- In September 1922, to find a cure. It may always The He learned of the Nevada Mountainskillingtwo sengerejection. Roosevelt returned to 65th have been. Experts in the thenvention from and injuring 31. On December Frankly, I have never under- Street. The need to return to treatment of the sort of polio Squire Fosbr Peabody, 24, 1998 a bus skidded off the stood why seat belts were not work was pressing. He needed lameness Roosevelt suffered Of /affll whose home at Gooden Parkway killing eight required in buses if they are the money, the activity and the agree that if muscle strength Georgia, was near and injuring 16. required in automobiles. Seems opportunity to demonstrate doesn't come back fairly soon, Springs Springs. A bus loaded with fifth that the chance of ejection on a that he was not an invalid, it doesn't come back at all. By TheO Roosevelt spent graders returning from a trip bus would be greater than it In the city, Roosevelt had In 1923and 1024, neither the ...... weeks there, liked it, to Sea World collided with a would in a car due to the large two jobs and two offices. He patient nor the experts were the following spring truck on March 30 injuring 40 windows, was the New York representa- that sure about this, however, weeks. He thought it people. So, ff ejection is a major con- tire of his friend Van Lear Roosevelt looked into every- tions that he seek office in 1922 On April 3 a bus carrying cern, then seat belts in buses Black's Maryland Fidelity and thing. There was a doctor in and 1924,but hekept upasteady in, but he also kept high sehool students fromatour certainly make sense if they Deposit Company, a bonding Kansas City who recommend- correspondence with ing other of Canada went off the inter- make sense in cars. firm, with offices at 120 ed "aero-therapeutic" treat- Democratic leaders in New state injuring 34. When comparing the size of Broadway, and a parser in the sent. Some osteopaths had York and across the nation, sug- visits to Georgia, he On April 30 a bus carrying a bus body to that of an auto- law firm of Emmett, Marvin another approach: therapy with gesting ideas and strategies, Marion, Massachusett. deaf children to a spelling bee mobile, seemsthat a person rid- and Roosevelt, with offices at deep-heat lamps. Roosevelt and keeping his name before work with Dr. flipped over killing one. Then ing on a bus without seat belts 52 Wall Street. looked abroad for cures, and them. McDonald. Roosevelt's just recently, in the worst bus could be injured more'serious- The latter office building not only conventional ones. In 1924, confident at last Fred Delano, sent him wreck yet, a bus swerved of a lyinanaccidentsimplybybeing hada long flight of stairs there, ........ A Wall Street friend wrote after three years of recupera- Louis Howe had a highwayin New Orleans, killing tossed around more. a man in Roosevelt's conditi0.0' him hat his wife was working tion, treatment and exercise -- tage nearby. 22. Young children on school had no easy time of it. He had with Dr. Emile Coue at Nancy. and practice -- he agreed to Even though seat belts have buses without seat belts have to be assisted by his chauffeur He was the advocate of positive appear in the spotlight. He another manservant with ] been mandated in cars since always been a concern. The law across the sidewalk andthe pol- thinking as a cure for ailments, would nominate A1 Smith as the to assist him back and 1968,there have never been any says we have to strap them in ished floor of the buildings Roosevelt urged the friend to Democratic presidential candi- from a rented cottage laws requiring their use in the automobiles, but many don't lobby, relay his case history to Dr. date at Madison Square Garden. doctor's place. buses, whether school buses, even stay in their seats while Basil O'Cormer, who had an Coue, whom he called "a real- He chose his son James, 16 McDonald transit buses or motor coaches, on the school buses, office in the building, first ly remarkable soul." years old, to walk with him at Roosevelt's natural Thinkinghaslongbeenthatwith Mandatory use of seat belts encountered Roosevelt in that The letter, dated September Madison Square Garden. They by promising to get him their size, height, padded and in school buses could also make lobby. Roosevelt had fallen, 4, 1924, told also of his inten- practiced the walkthere. James feet without braces. high back seats, busesofferpas- life easier for the driver who entering the building. A crowd tion to go to a new place he heard led him along, carrying his see- began swimming and sengers good protection in the also is responsible for diseipline gathered, and Roosevelt about to seek a cure, Warm ond crutch, ingonawalking event of an accident, on the buses, required both the chauffeur Springs, Georgia, "where there When he got to the lectern, the water was not as Even though statistics show If we are going to mandate and a strong bystander to get is a huge outdoor pool of warm he grasped it with both hands at the Georgia spa, he that buses are a safe way to trav- the use of seat belts in passen- him back on his feet. water which gushes from a hill- acknowledged the crowd's foundhecouldn' el on the nation's highways, the ger vehicles, then most certain- In 1924, he resigned from side." cheers with what he would B National Transportation Safety ly they should be mandated in the firm, saying his health Meanwhile, Roosevelt had make a gesture of appreciation mitted himself to l Board is becoming more con- buses as well. Only makes good required him to spend two returned to political promi- and acknowledgement as ree- Springs and g whal cerned about the safety of sense to me. months each winter and some hence not long before he wrote ognizable as the politician's tra- then onl buses, time in the summer out of the that letter. From the first hours ditional wave of the arm: He resort They have just completed a city. of his paralysis, he and, espe- threw his head back, thrust out and vacation facility. study that shows the most dan- Roosevelt spent the next cially, Louis Howe had been his chin, and smiled broadly. Agents of Peabody gerous aspect of a bus wreck is three winters seeking balm and concerned about the effect on When he finished speaking, down to discuss with passenger ejection, cure in the warm waters of his political future of stories to and proving, or appearing to, purchase of the Georgia This may prompt the board south Florida. The gently slop- the effect that he was an invalid, that he was an able-bodied man, erty in February and to regulate the size of bus win- ing beaches and buoyant salt While he was still flat on his he allowed his wheelchair to be March on the dows and to look at the seat belt water made it easier for men back at Presbyterian, he had brought up to carry him away. Roosevelt signed the issue again, with weakened legs to seek a accepted membership on the That was in June.. On Warm Springs in The bus industry thus far depth and stand. Executive Committee of the October 3, Roosevelt made his seemed to have bought has cited the lack of research But Roosevelt was still look- Democratic Party of the State first visit to the place he had Springs," he wrote showing the benefit of seat ing for a cure. It had been over of New York. heard had provided a cure for (Next week: When belts, and are concerned that two years since he was striek- He turned down sugges- another polio victim, Warm Springs was a resort.) belts might force the use of stronger and more expensive Snowflakes Mark Cool Summer at Just for the record, a bus is a any vehicle that weighs more than 10,000 pounds and carries "Chili Out With Books," this prise reappearance with an ................................................................................ : ......... William E Buekley, Jr. more than ten people. That coy- year's Summer Reading Club '%skimo Friend" from the North Joining by Johanna ers almost everything from theme, is the reason snow and Pole, all readers, young and old, Llblral nes Death du jour by vans to motor coaches with up ice are accumulating at the will be guessing at the big ques- Reichs. to S0 passengers, library, in spite of the weather- tion: "How did he do that?" at Additions of From what information that man's predictions for hot David Ginn's, Frozen magic include: is available, a major cause of weather, from the South Pole to the North Juno Chaatham Gotball, Life in the coral fatalities in an automobile acci- The Arctic scene mural in Pole show! Branch Manager Thomas A. Dozier . the lobby featuring an igloo and The show begins at 1:30 p.m. : : Dan Eskimo is accumulating on June 17 at the Hogansville Thomas A. Dozier ThE HOGSVtU H is published weekly by the Star-Mercury snowflakes. Each snowflake Senior Center on Chureh Street. Kangaroos & other Publishing Company, a division of Grimes Publications, at 3051 Roosevelt Highway, Manchester, Georgia 31816. USPS 620-040. Subscription rates by displays the name of a child who Ginn uses audience helpers ing show kicks off our Summer tures from Down mail: $15 in Meriwether, Talbot or Harris Counties; $20 ayear elsewhere. Prices has registered in the Summer during the program and Reading Club and is filled with Donald Dale Jackson indude all sales taxes. Second dass postage paid at Hogansw, Georgia 30230. Reading Club. includes some real cool music, magic penguins, Eskimos, and Fishes of lakes, Fo stmscmgnoNs call (706) 846-3188 or write to Circulation Manager, Our thanks to artist, Maybe we'll even answer a few a special magical appearance oceans by Thomas A. Star Mercury Publications, P. O. Box 426, Manchester, Georgia 31816. Suzanne Cook, for this wonder- other FROZEN QUESTIONS by his live rabbit "Blizzard the Reptiles & posrMs.srr: Send address changes to P. O. Box 426, Hogansville, Georgia 3oz3o. ful mural that adds so much to together, like: Where does the Snow Bunny." Richard Oulahan Srr our program, white go when snow melts? The whole community is Birdsofsea Publisher and Advertising Director .......................................................... Mike Hale Many cool creatures have How many pancakes does it invited to enjoy David Ginn's by Wilburu Bradbury Associate Publisher and Editor ..................................................... John Kuykendall arrived to participate in our take to shingle an igloo? magic show sponsored by the Wild herds by John Managing Editor and Technical Director ................................ Marion (Ted) Smith Business Manager ............................................................................. Lee.AnnWilbert summer activities and are And why do penguins look Hogansville Public Library's Domestic .sociate Editors .............. Billy Bryantfralbotton, Michael Snider/Harris County ready to chill out at the library, like they're wearing tuxedos ? Summer Reading Club. Henry Moscow Dan Stout/nogansville, Caroline Yeager/Greenl.!!e Children of all ages are invited Whether you prefer North Pole Arctic Animals is the topic Life in zoos and Advertisi Sales ............................................................. Laurie Lewis, Linda taer tO join. or South Pole, you'll have fun on June 24. Jean Crocker pres- by Don Earnest Photography ......................................................................................... Michael Snider There are penguins and during David Ginn's perform- ents the Primary Program at Broken crayons by Feamxes ...................................................................................................... lami A. Pike Composing .................................................................... Vathda lvery, Meka Pierce polar bears to greet you, offer ance of Frozen Magic! 10:30 a.m. and Carol Cain pres- Alan Black Legats ....................................................................................................... VaUnda lwry a sehodule of all the summer Don't miss David Ginn who ents the Intermediate Program Botsford and Receptionist and Chsseds .................................................................... CletaYoun programs and help get you reg- entertains and educates 100,000 at 1:30 p.m. Hellenic history by Pressroom .............................................................. David Boggs, Wayne Grochowski istered for all the fun. children each year in 400 live Both programs are at the Willis Botsford Coneonm OmcEns President ............................................................................................... MiIlardGriraes Incentive awards include shows at schools, libraries, and library. Montailloub Vice President ............................................................................... Charlotte S. Grimes pencils, t-shirts and book bags. kindergartens. Additions to our adult tic- Roy Ladurie. Secretary ........................... : ........................................................... tauraGrinCor All participants receive a cer- A native of Atlanta, David tion collection include: Additions to Treasurer ................................................................................... Kathy Grimes Oarmt tfficate, has authored 61 books, videos, The Redhunter: a novel selections include: Legal Cotmsel and Assistant Secretary .......................................... dames S. Grimes From the South Pole's and audio tapes on magic and based on the life and times of Flying blind by Max "Vanishing Penguin" to his sur- comedy. His new summer read- Senator Joe McCarthy by Collins.