While this particular story sounds a bit lacking in credibility, I do avoid chinese packaged food products. Have a look at the label on your favorite item and you may be surprized at its place of origin. Dole, Del Monte, Seneca. Etc...Many of their products are packaged in China. Remember the baby formula situation? I alsso recall problems with friggin dog food. Beyond food, what about toxic paint, heavy metals, etc.? America's favorite business partner, the communist chinese. First they supplied our consumer crap, and now they are supplying our food products. We reap what we sow...
As the parent of a child with special needs (cerebral palsy), I will be forever greatfull for our family decision many years ago to leave the state of Tennessee and relocate in Georgia. Although they are dealing with the same budget issues as Tennessee, Georgia seems to have preserved many of the programs that serve those most in need. This story is a sad reminder that our nation's system of safety nets continue to fail.
If BCBS would focus more on service and less on over blown office structures,then perhaps they would be more price competetive.
When I first heard of this news, my first thought was "why". Why rename a hospital that has the proud regional history of T.C. Thompson? My next thought was obviously, "what must the relatives think of this." I don't see the need, and I can certainly understad how the descendants might be a little broken hearted.
lf this trend continues then this summer could be really bad around town. Violent crime exists in all communities but it seems to be daily occurrence down town. However, look at the locations and the trend seems to be that crime is becoming more common in outlying areas. Shallowford, brainerd, lee hwy seem to be deteriorating rapidly. I wonder if the folks at VW, Alstom, Westinghouse, etc. are wondering just what it is that they have signed up for. The city has so much promise right now and its a shame that the constant drum beat of violence could ruin it.
Nancy, I am truely sorry that you have this sitiation unfolding in your family. You obviously care for your brother. But I have seen a similar disfunctional story played out in my own family, and it ended in tragedy. Only later did we learn of the criminal past of the individual. Why this person was ever granted freedom I will never understand. I see similarities in this story, in particular brutality and an endless habit of finding trouble with the law. This man is a danger, and just 19. For the well being of those who may encounter him in the future, I hope that he can be a changed man. But I have no sympathy for those who harm as he has done.
Ask any child to identify this animal and they almost certainly will tell you that it is something to be cherished and respected. Yet lurking among us is a person who sees nothing more than a convenient target. The stupidity and ignorance displayed by some in our area is truely sickening.
No doubt this won't be the last time we see this man's mug shot. A little time in jail (a place he obviously is not affraid to visit) and he will be free once again to harm others. Criminals have no fear of punishment.
I hope the victim of this abuse recieves the love and support she needs to recover.
Ask any child to identify this animal and they would certainly be able to do it. Is there any limit to the stupidity of the Southern male?