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The papers duty is to print the news. Unfortunately it can't always be Cotten candy and daffodils. Murder is murder. It is news. Losing an athlete is news. A mother murdering her son is news. Public mournings are news. If Mike wanted privacy, that could have been arranged. As sad as everything is, it's news. Most of the news the pilot prints is happy stuff. Life is not always about happiness. Sometimes it's plain tragic and the paper has done a remarkable job covering this horror.
These guys that put on the wine festival appear to be total carpetbaggers. They're getting 90 bucks for consumers to drink $15 wine. For these prices the quailty should be much better and the local restauraners should be getting a bigger bang for their buck. Steamboat folks could and should do a much better job producing this event locally. What can you say about a wine festival where the margaritas are better than any of the wines poured?
In 30 years, I've seen many life changing disabling head injuries. Each of the clients thought that he or she was bullet proof the day the injury occured and the day that nightmares began of personality changes, headaches, early alzheimers, multisystem dysfunction, etc. It's not a pretty sight to see a tough guy having spit wiped from the corners of his mouth because he can't do so. It used to be that you didn't have to wear a seatbelt. Now it's the law. That is because seatbelts save lives. It's documented and proven. Same with helmets. That the recent ski area deaths didn't involve a helmet or head injury means nothing to the next out of control skier who hits a tree or gets creamed by somebody else on the slopes. My only point that it is much more effective to change behavior by leadership practicing what they preach rather than saying: "do as I say, not as I do."
And the Intrawest Policy is?
The paper did offer a link to a great web site.
For you old timers who believe that you're bullet proof on the slopes, liken skiing to driving. You are a careful skier and driver. You would never have an accident because you are such a careful driver. Then abracadabra! One day somebody makes a left turn in front of your car or a drunk is going the wrong way and hits you. Are you wearing your seatbelt? If you do it will lessen the injuries. If you are a careful skier the same thing can happen. Somebody hits an ice slick on Tornado Lane and takes you out. A boarder turns into you on Pony. The concern may not be you, the concern are the other folks on the hill. The science and medicine proves the point, helmets save lives. You may not look as cool without a helmet but you won't look very cool in a wheelchair either.
You forgot to mention that he played on the U. S. Champion Harvard Squash team under Harry Cowles in the 30s.
This ordinance is unconstitutional as it infringes on freedom of religion and other protected rights. Sacraments? Passover seder? How do you do these without wine?
I've seen first hand as a personal injury lawyer what happens to people who get closed head injuries in these mishaps. The government is misguided in letting people choose to wear a helmet or not. The people who have head injuries and didn't have a helmet end up getting supported by the taxpayers.
It is not cool to see someone who has had a craniotomy to reduce brain swelling.
People need to wear helmets when they ride.
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