A five point plan:
• Show "Oxyana" in middle schools (and continue to support public education generally)
• Repeal substance prohibition (as was done decades ago with alcohol)
• Give public (taxpayer) support to legitimate self-help groups (e.g. AA), in prison or out, church-based or no.
• Give free birth control (and continue to enforce child neglect laws)
• Don't worry about outcomes -- let freedom ring!
John D. Palmer
U.S. Postal Service employs good people
Lately, the U.S. Postal Service has been getting a lot of negative publicity in all media. This letter is to report an item of good news.
A few weeks ago, I stopped at our local P.O. and then started to the bank next door to cash a check. However, the drive-through was backed up and I was in a hurry, so I didn't stop. When I wanted to cash the check later, I couldn't find it and couldn't remember cashing it.
Last week, the check was sent to me from the nixie department (the one who handles undeliverable mail) of the Charleston Post Office. Evidently I had dropped the check (already endorsed) into the slot with my letters.
Now, the clerk who found the check or the person who handles nixie could have cashed that check, and I would never have known. This proves to me that there are still many, many good people in the world. And a lot of them are employed by the Postal Service.
Marilene D. Bibb