Put on smiley face and help someone
My friend says, "Everyone is entitled to their own stupid opinion." The letters to the editors seldom say anything nice. Some are so full of hate that you can feel it coming off the pages of the newspaper.
Maybe we all should draw a smiley face on our bathroom mirror that fits our face. Each morning we should put it on and go out and help someone else.
We can rant and rave about everything. If we really want to try to make a difference, know the issues, know the candidates and vote in November.
Dig deeper to find hiring connections
It is absolutely beyond the pale of believability that 1) Kate Farmer, the treasurer of Guernsey, Wyoming, population 1,148, was the most qualified of 60 candidates for treasurer of Chattanooga, population 169,884; 2) that she is not a relative or good friend of Mayor Andy Berke or Schools Superintendent Bryan Johnson or a City Council member; 3) that the vetting company and no one on the hiring board made a single telephone call or internet search.
There is more to this story not being disclosed by the politicians nor reported by the media.
Precise language needed in pandemic
Front page story in the Chattanooga Times Free Press on Wednesday, May 13 included a quote that refers to the stable level of deaths as "flattening the curve." I believe that flattening the curve actually means the reduction of new cases, not the reduction in the number of deaths (now at 13).
From the beginning of March though April 30, we had 158 coronavirus cases in Hamilton County. Reported as of yesterday, we had 258 cases. That is 100 new cases in just 13 days. We don't appear to be flattening the curve.
By stating death stabilization is flattening the curve, it only gives the public a misconception that the virus is going away. Reducing the number of new cases will flatten the curve. Social distancing and wearing mask to reduce the spread should assist that goal.
Please use terminology that reflects what we are actually trying to accomplish.