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Wayne Post
  • Cheers and jeers

  • A CHEER ... to the nurses, doctors and staff at Thompson Hospital, specifically, the 300 East Wing. These friendly and caring people went out of their way to make my long stay there a welcoming place to be. Thank you. — Submitted by Joan Kutniewski of Bloomfield

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  • A CHEER ... to the nurses, doctors and staff at Thompson Hospital, specifically, the 300 East Wing. These friendly and caring people went out of their way to make my long stay there a welcoming place to be. Thank you. — Submitted by Joan Kutniewski of Bloomfield
    A CHEER ... to Lyons National Bank, which raised $11,133 during the 2013 United Way Employee Campaign for the Ontario, Wayne and Yates organizations. The campaign included both employee contributions and a corporate pledge of $2,250.
    Employees also participated in the United Way of Wayne County Day of Caring on May 15, volunteering their time at the Humane Society of Wayne County.
    A CHEER ... to a 90-year-old pilot who completed his birthday quest to fly 90 passes across the U.S.-Canadian border.
    John Lawton of Seville, Ohio, went up in his Cessna 172 north of Buffalo last Tuesday and performed a series of figure eights over the Niagara River border, while also doing some trips around nearby Niagara Falls.
    Lawton got about 28 crossings in on Monday, but had to finish the next day because of high winds. Not bad for a 90-year-old.
    A JEER ... to a disgusting national phenomenon called the “knockout game” that chillingly reminds us of Stanley Kubrick’s movie “A Clockwork Orange” about a group of thugs who commit acts of random violence.
    In this real-life version, the perpetrators, usually teens, attempt to knock a random victim unconscious with a single punch. If one player doesn’t succeed in knocking out the victim, others join in to finish the job.
    There have been deadly consequences in cases around the country.
    In Syracuse, a group of teenagers allegedly played the game and killed a 51-year-old man. Syracuse police are investigating other recent acts of random violence as well.
    Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner said the violence was generated by a “lack of humanity as we understand it.”
    Indeed.
     
     
     
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