Noise of Life Flight could
mean life to some
A story appeared in
the Houston Chronicle last week that alleged a few folks in
the River Park subdivision were a little less than happy
about the noise generated by Life Flight coming and going
from Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, which is located
at 17500 W. Grand Parkway South.
The hospital opened December 2006 and
Life Flight started serving the area from that location in
April 2007. A hospital spokesperson reportedly said the
helicopter made an average of three flights from the local
hospital a day.
While anyone who has ever been in the
vicinity of the copters know they do make noise when flying,
landing or departing, what that noise means that should be
taken into consideration. Those helicopters, and the
experienced medical staff that come with them, have saved
countless lives in Fort Bend County.
One resident was quoted as saying
operating the helicopters was a “selfish act” on the part of
I suggest this person pack up the boxes
and leave. When I hear Life Flight going over the house, and
I have dozens of times through the years, I feel hope for
those injured in auto accidents, critically ill patients
needing immediate specialized treatment, and people hurt
seriously as the result of a multitude of other situations,
including crime victims. I think it would be selfish to ask
that these people be denied that chance at life.
As most everyone knows, Sunday, Channel
13’s Marvin Zindler, lost his brief battle against
pancreatic cancer. While Marvin was not a resident of Fort
Bend County, his colorful nightly newscasts were. And, he
made a few trips into this county to cover events or to
chastise local officials on behalf of the downtrodden
through the many, many years he was on the air.
He was an icon in the media and he died
the way many of us in the business hope to do .. still
reporting. Despite his weakened condition, Marvin broadcast
his last report the day before he passed away. Channel 13
officials said Marvin, in full makeup and with his trademark
white wig, insisted on continuing the newscasts from his
Goodbye Marvin—we will miss you! Hillary’s cleavage
I normally don’t venture into the
political scene unless it is in our backyard, but the news
coverage of Hillary Clinton’s attire and cleavage warrants a
She is a woman who has been criticized
for dressing too manly in the past. She is a woman who has
been chastised for acting too masculine. Her image needed to
be softened, critics said. So, what happens when she dresses
like a woman? She makes national and international headlines
for showing her cleavage.
Give me a break! The woman is a woman and
her cleavage wasn’t showing anyhow. Her breastbone was
barely evident in a V-neck shell under a regular suit
jacket. There was no cleavage and anyone who says there was
has a terrific imagination.
I would so much like to see people stick
to the issues facing this country and Hillary Clinton’s
personal endowment isn’t one of them.
The writer of this nonsense gets a booby
prize in my book.