Sound Off, Oct. 5

Published 12:09 am Friday, October 5, 2012

Sound Off highlights anonymous, brief takes on the news offered via telephone by Daily News readers.

I was enjoying the spectacular North Carolina Symphony recently and also visiting with my friend whom I hadn’t seen for six months when I observed irritated, backwards looks from some women seated 10 feet in front of us in the open air. It hadn’t even occurred to me that they could even hear our conversation, especially since we hadn’t been distracted when others much closer behind us were talking. But if we decreased your enjoyment of the lovely music, please accept my apology. Next time, just ask me to shut up.

When are East Carolina and coach Ruffin McNeill going to get back and put some decent men on the football team instead of these thugs that he’s recruiting? Another one has been arrested. I just saw it on the television this morning. Put some decent men out there.

The town of Belhaven is approximately eight miles from the Hyde County natural gas pipeline. Why don’t the Belhaven town fathers and Beaufort County commissioners take the necessary action to extend the pipeline to Belhaven and reduce the citizens’ heating costs? The savings would pay for the installation in a short time. The use of natural gas is also a national priority to reduce foreign oil purchases.

Well, I see in the paper another Pirate football player arrested. The Pirates must lead the nation in something, their players getting arrested. It’s really too bad they’ve had more arrests in the past year than they have wins this year.

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