A letter to the editor in Friday’s Sun written by Bonnie Carrington speaking out against the middle school merger, was incorrectly attributed to Gina Lang. The following is the letter Lang submitted.
Right decision on old hospital site
On behalf of the Clark County Activity Coalition, I would like to applaud the decision to designate the former Clark Regional Medical Center property green space for Winchester.
The bricks and mortar did a fine job of housing a bustling community hospital at one time. Now with a state-of-the-art, new facility fully operating — the former location can still be about improving the health of Clark County. Instead of acute care, the property can take on a proactive role in reducing the growing obesity problem that exists across the state.
The American Journal of Preventative Medicine documents sufficient evidence to support the association between access to green space and the amount of exercise a person does.
By designating this green space, the Clark Regional Foundation for Promotion of Health, is giving all of us in Winchester the potential for better health. Is there a better gift?
Gina M. Lang,
Co-Chair, Clark County Activity Coalition
Time for a change
I got another slick mailer from Rep. Donna Mayfield today. She blames the president for all the nation’s woes and mouths vague platitudes about what she would do to solve problems. But, judging from her reports to her constituents published in the Sun, she has given the problems little thought, and in any case, she has done nothing to solve them during her two years in Frankfort.
A trip to the web site listed in the mailer merely repeated the platitudes. The only specifics offered were support for a bill requiring more ID for voters and a proposal to test all welfare recipients for drugs, corporate welfare recipients excluded.
It appears from the slickness of the mailer, its emphasis on condemning the president and the photoshop quality of Rep. Mayfield’s picture, that she is dipping from the pool of money that is polluting our politics.
Let’s not be fooled again.