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/ / 41, are Proud of: Ken E. Metz, Publisher & Managing Editor Margaret C. Metz, ,ancm PuUt, Adveal Uanar Sunny Kramer, Writlw/Photographer Lana McCoy, Sakw Representative Harry Patrick, Office/Composition Tonja May, Aullrtant Office Manager It's time to pull the plug When it comes to the future of our country, especially as it re- lates to our children and grand- children, thereis a haunting ques- tion that keeps coming to my mind. Over the past ten to 15 years, I have witnessed the steady decline of decency, morality and virtue as portrayed in most seg- ments of the media. To be per- fectly honest, I am terribly dis- mayed each time I attempt to watch television and try to find something fit to watch and all I see and hear is crude language, vulgar behavior and immoral sexual conduct. When you also add violence to this mix, the ' it bluntly, deplorable. Whats even worse, to find a decent program, they and this is not by accident. The some of Americas have also gotten in on the act. that keeps coming to my mind, children and grandchildren you may feel r this, If we don't turn this situation are we to leave to those don't the kind of programs they willing to die to defend ; does not mean that I have to agree with speak out against what they are ultimately lead to nation. Just check your history books if what happened to other civilizations that sexual immorality. I have received from thousands of readers Several months, I know I am not alone in about what we see happening to I received a letter from Louis live in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. we agree with you Mr. Davidson, ectionable program- Vision?), we believe we would be abservations and evaluation problem is much larger. music and video games all have There was a time a few generations ago, when respect for others was rampant and when standards of morality were inculcated in children by law abiding and respectable parents and elders. Unfortunately, in time many people felt liberated from any standards; indeed, many people seem- ingly embarked on a mission of putting God and values in the closet. Without God, obviously there is no need for values. Many of these same people who had closeted God and values became significant in the media and in other industries that exercised leadership in our country. If you care about what is happening in this important area of our society, you may want to join me and millions of other people who want to do something about it. The answer is not to get mad and spout off, but rather to adopt a strong resolve that, over a long period of time, we cn begin to turn it around. There are four basic things that I hope you will do. No. 1, When you begin to watch a television program and realize that it is crude and vulgar, switch channels. No. 2, When you cant find a clean, decent program to watch, just turn it off and do something else with your valuable time. No. 3, When you see a commer- cial by any company that flaunts sex to sell its products, write or call them and tell them its unacceptable and if they persist, buy from another company. No. 4, My last recommendation may have more poten- tial than anything else. If we are going to change the culture in our nation and leave a place for our children and grandchildren to thrive and succeed, free from predators, we must be organized and focus on these important goals. We can do this by e-mail. Write all the people you know who share our values and give them the gist of what I am saying along with the three things mentioned earlier. Then ask them to write their friends and repeat it until it spreads all across the nation. One word of caution, do not send any message as a forward as most people just delete those. It must be a sincere message from your heart to people who respect you and care about what is happening to our country. The thought I want to leave with you is simply this. What kind of nation are we going to leave our children and grandchildren, if we don't do something about the trash, ' vulgar language and violence in the media? It's time to pull the plug. (Jim Davidson is a motivational speaker and syndicated columnist. You may contact him at 2 Bentley Drive, Conway, AR 72034.) Jim Davidem is a tnd colmnnisl who resides  Conway. A rhama, and has scrd as a motivational coasultam with the Ckicago-bastd NiRhteaale-Conant Corporation. H founded Cominuing Educatioa Services. Inc., and has since devlopnd a numhor of personal development products, tncludin# a ca:ette 1reties. "America.,. A Brief Glimps Of All 50 States" and "Smylnll Up in a Negative WorM'. He is also t author of two book litled  and now in lts third pritaing. D hat spoon so over 1,600 audiences in 15 stales, Ills nga gnlents have covered almost from any acceptable standards of tw;rya`ascltyandhhaswrkdwlthadmiaitratarsttachtsandstudttanoraatimt ofdeceay. (I took note d'Vdre,,  ,t,m ,* ,ao,,, # ice ,.,,, =,o.,,,a ,o,,,.,,. ,,,,i *. ,t t.- not listed'among the offend- treallg#erPPlewdlgnttyandresqJ'qualig'eOatfeelsar*a lar'Or.lattallfll"re of our reat nation, You can colacl him at 2 Bentley Driw, Conway, AR 72032, presented recital for her 10 music students; Aitkin to student government council, Ky Wesleyan College and Mrs. Dee Jones, Meda Mac. Elliott and chil- are guests of Emmons is visiting John Atkin, of of Ashland, aunt, Mrs. J. L. :ills and Margaret entertained the - With a dance Tuesday of Miss Emma of Sharpsburg, to of-Mt. Sterling, Sterling. Barnes Peters, aged Y Burial in Ow- tOwn, of Sharpsburg, 2ity under , has returned in health. his house Roy for , the a restaurant. their new building re- T. S. Shrout on Worth, Florida. le Cemetery has accepted an With the Fire Brick and baby are guests and Mrs. Noah g the in a recital and Coyle, Beulah Byron, attend a luncheon M. Saunders. Omar Hartgrove and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bristow were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Mose Crowe. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Treadway and son, James of Salt Well, were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Cobum Cassity. Mr. Aitldn Damell was recently elected to the Student Government Council at Kentucky Wesleyan Col- lege at Winchester. Born to wife of Chester Ray, of Stepstone, a daughter, Virgalene Conner Markland, of Waukegan, Illinois, is a guest of his father, John Markland. Hoyt Barnes and Roy Spencer of the Stoops neighborhood are en- gaged in the merchandise business in Sharpsburg. May_9_,_lg_ John Doyle, aged 59 years, died at his home near Sharpsburg May 6, after an illness of Bright's disease. Service and burial at Bethel. James Dickerson and George Gillespie, Salt Lick; J.C. Nelson; ellis Atkinson, Sharpsburg, C. H; Cannon, James Hickey, Bethel, Bob; Catlett, A. C. Hendrix, Owingsville were elected as members of the board of education in the county Saturday. Members of the graduating class in the City School are as follows: Mary Woodford Snedegar, Winston Byron, Mary L. Warner, Gladys Bashford, Hazel Carpenter, Florins Hart, Edna Copher, Callis Coyle and Jack Daily. Miss Mayme Donaldson, who has been teaching school in Carter County has returned home. May 8. 1930 The dry weather that has pre- vailed in central Kentucky this spring has become serious. Corn planting is being retarded to such an extent that if rain does not come soon the crop will be seriously af- fected. The Woman's Club of Salt Lick has erected stone columns at the entrance of the cemetery at Salt Lick. Norman Crump spent Sunday in Louisville. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bristow and family attended the funeral of their grandmother, Mrs. Ardena Shrout, at Georgetown Tuesday. Miss Curry Reid, of Lexington, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Reid, at Peeled Oak. Thursday. May 8. 1941 John Richards, 79 years old, na- tive of Owingsville and prominent Knoxville, Tennessee real estate man, died at a Knoxville hospital; last Thursday, May 1, following a heart attack suffered at his office the previous afternoon. The residence of Caleb Ratliff, at Bethel, was destroyed by fire at about 10 o'clock last Friday morn- ing together with all the contents. The fire was though to have started from an over-heated stove in the absence of members of the family. The loss was covered by insurance. Mrs. Claude Bailey visited Mrs. Billy Goldy Monday. Miss Delores Thompson, of Ow- ingsville and Miss AdaBuckler were supper guestsofMr, and Mrs. Mark Heath Sunday night. The Woman's Organization of the ChristianChurch will hold their July meeting in the church Tuesday af- ternoon, May 13 at 2:30 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Young, of Ashland, were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Campbell. Mrs. Betty Dooley has returned to her home here after spending the winter in Lexington. We are glad to have Mrs. Dooley back in our com- munity. Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Karrick, of Ashland, were Sunday night guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Karrick. Jimmy Blevins, ElwoodCraycraft and Emil Rogers, Jr., who are with the CCC at Carlisle, spent the week- end at home. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Anderson and son, J. B., Jr. visited Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. Omar Rawlings at White Oak Sun- day. May 3. 190 A meeting to finalize execution of a private property right-of-way easement for new waterlines to be constructed in Nicholas and Bath counties by the Sharpsburg Water District has been announced. Workmen for the Goodhew Roof- ing Company have begun the task of removing the deteriorated trim from the lower sections of the roof of the old courthouse. The work is being done as part of the old court- house renovation project by the corn- munity. King Cross00 9rd ACROSS .... our readers are always welco e. 1 Ex-larva 5 Church seat They must be sied with an address. Dear Editor: It's not too often someone comes into our life, that truly makes a difference and leaves a lasting influence. But, today I'd like to recognize a Special Lady, Ms. Kissie Hart. She was my third grade teacher, but today I look at her as my friend. Her patience, kindness, and the desire for her students to learn, were very evi- dent in her teaching manner. Her effectiveness as a teacher remains with me today. For those who know me, know that a few years ago, I lost my only child in a car wreck. As time passes, people fail to remember that though I heal, my grief will never pass. However, recently, I met Ms. Hart at the Post Office, as I do from time to time, and as always, she did not fail to acknowledge me and to tell me that she prays for me every day. I could search the world over and never find the words to express the Love and Respect I have for this lady, but above all, I'm GRATEFUL that GOD put her in my life. Her prayers sustain me. I wish every- one could have a Ms. Hart in his or her life. Beverly Robinson Bath County State government, at your service By Sen. ILl. Palmer H In the next weeks and months, you and I will have the great pleasure of welcoming home thousands of Kentuckians who have served our country, and served it well, in Operation Enduring Freedom. We are filled with pride in these soldiers, who put their lives on the line for our freedom. "Thank you" seems totally inade- quate, but we will say it, anyway. We are, indeed, enormously grate- ful to them and to allour soldiers for their many sacrifices made on behalf of our country, and for all of US. Our great joy at their home- coming will be tempered only by the great sorrow We feel for those  who are not coming home. Our hearts go out to their families and friends. Next month, our country will celebrate Memorial Day. With its roots dating back to the Civil War, it is the day we set aside to honor the men and women who have died for our country. I suspect Memorial Day will feel special this year, coming so soon after a war. But the truth is, Memorial Day should be special every year. The same is true for veterans -- they are special people who deserve our thanks and our respect every day, not just when they first come home from the field of bat- fie. Among your neighbors and friends, and in your congregation and workplace, you will find men and women who at one time or another came home from fighting for our country in France or Vietnam or New Guinea or Korea or Iraq, or in hundreds of other places. "Thank you" still seems inadequate, but we should say it, anyway, and say it often. Paris Pike Project wins award The Paris Pike Project has won an environmental excellence award from the Federal Highway Administration. This 12-mile road, running between Lexington and Paris, had long been known for its dangers, and its beauty. Widening it to four lanes to try to eliminate the lethal crashes that often occurred on the heavily traveled road, meant com- ing up with a design that preserved miles of stone fences, mature trees, historical landmarks, entrances to thoroughbred farms, and a view of internationally famous landscape. The award, which recognizes a "commitment to environmental stewardship", was presented to the employees of District 7 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, by the Federal Highway Administration. The contribution of the many community members, who worked for months to find an appropriate design and to build consensus for the project, should also be recognized. King Crossword - AB$wer$ wmm S way 12 Responsibility T-  13 Expert 14 "Dancing II Queen"group z4 25 2s 15 Flower-box locale 3 16 Reality TV --g- show 18 Anticipate 20 Less of a struggle 21 O.K. Corral VlP 23 Meadow 24 Party-goers' cry 28 Pierce 31 Blond shade 54 Cleo's water 32 " as others-" 55 Impetuous 34 Yalie 56 Trinity mere- 35 Epistle writer ber 37 Imagined 57 Conked out 39 Dickens pseu- donym DOWN 41 Serves the 1 Attitude purpose 2 Bell Labs 42 Turned liquid operating sys- 45 Lower-trunk tem cavity 3 u. Fiction" 49 It used to be 4 Dormant Dutch Guiana 51 Staffer 52 Priestly vest- ments 53 Slithery squeezer Cg 50 52 unnecessary 10 Reed instru- ment 11 Cpl. Klinger's portrayer 17 Actor Kilmer 19 Train compo- nents 22 Pretentious sort 24 Syrup-to-be 25 Dos Passos trilogy 5 Bakery wares 26 Some evolve 6 Old French into bench- coin clearers 7 "The Way We -" 27 Continental, 8 Pay increases maybe 9 Renders 29 Pub brew l0 11 : 29 30 34 46 147 48 m ,__. L__ Work on the $94 million proj- ect is expected to be complete this fall. New resource for small busi- Kentucky entrepreneurs have a major new Internet rsource to help them plan, launch and expand their business. The Entrepreneur Resource navigator, which has been added to the Web site of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, is available at: http://www, edc.state.ky, us/ SMBD/smbd Splash.asp. This interactive tool allows business people to plug in their home county and locate the clos- est service provider, where they can get face-to-face help for their small business needs. The navigator also provides information and links, to help pro- 30 Auction action. 33 Hook's hench-, man 36 Kinda down ' 38 Avenue for ,. 16-Across 40 Buddhist sect 42 Despot 43 Shake in the grass? 44 Applies lightly 46 Sundial nota- tion 47 Between jobs [ 48 Offspring 50 Cattle call? say one year; 29% say two years; 16% say three years). But 56% say" peace in the Middle East will hap- pen "never" (3% say one year; 6% say two years; 7% say three years; 26% say four or more years; 56% say never). SurveyUSA polling con- ducted for KDKA-TV. In Knoxville, 58% say there will "never" be peace, in polling for WBIR-TV. In Denver, 53% say there will "never" be peace, in poll- ing for KUSA-TV. Americans do not want France, Russia and Germany to have a say- in how the new government of Iraq. is set up, according to a separate series of 21 SurveyUSA polls com-. pleted on April 11. Americans over- whelmingly want Great Britain, Iraq and the United States to have a say. In Tampa, for example,just 14% of adults say France should have a voice in a new Iraq, 17% say Ger- Latest pC says hope for I raq t00ut not region A majority of Americans think Iraq will have a stable, Democratic should have a voice, 91% say the United States should have a voice, and 93% say thelraqi peopleshould have a voice. SurveyUSA polling conducted for WFLA-TV. In St. Louis,just 15% say France should have a voice, 18% say Ger- many should have avoice, and 14% say Russia should have a voice. By contrast, 75% say Great Britain should have a voice, 88% say the United States should have a voice, 92% say the Iraqi people should have a voice, SurveyUSA polling. conducted for KSDK-TV. SurveyUSA is the ntion's larg- est media pollster. SurveyUSAcon-, ducts scientific opinion oolls and market research under long-term contract for 50 TV news organiza- tions nationwide. Polls cited herein were conducted by telephone of 500 representative adults from each TV station's view- ing are (defined by Nielsen Media government in three years or less, Research as the "Designated Mar- accordingtoaseriesofpublicopin- ket Area," or DMA). Margin of ion polls just completed by error foreach survey: 4.5%. SurveyUSA. But the same Ameri- cans, when asked when there will be peace in the Middle East, are much less optimistic. A majority answer, "never." SurveyUSA interviewed 500rep- resentative adults in each of 22 separate metropolitan areas. Re- sults oftbe surveys, completed April 7, appear at SurveyUSA's website, www.surveyusa.com. In Atlanta, for example, 63% of adults say Iraq will have a stable Democratic government in three years or less (23% say it will take one year; 24% say two years; 16% say three years). When the same respondents are asked how long until there is peace in the Middle East, 50% say "never" (6% say one year; 8% say two years; 8% say three years; 26% say four or more years; 50% say never). SurveyUSA polling conducted for WX/A-TV. In Pittsburgh, 64% say Iraq will be stable in three years or less (19% Earn money for college while in high school Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship KHEAA 1050 US Highway 127 S Frankfort, KY 40601-4323 (800) 928-8926 www.kheaa.com ]The Mews-Outtook I " / ot eer you  or you w, eida't i Our policy... Any advertising offered by any person to any employee or agent of The Bath County News- Outlook is subject to final acceptance by the publisher at any time prior to distribution of this newspaper. The publisher reserves the right to refund any money paid and to reject any offer to tdvertise. The right is also reserved to edit all news or advertising copy to express clarity. The lews-Outlook will extend credit for any error made in an advertiment only for the actual space aken by the error and not for the full advertisement, Corrections of significant mistakes in this newspaper will be published when attention is called to these errors, All letters to the editor should he no more than 200 words in length and must he signed by the writer, with his or her phone number and mailing address listed, to be comidered for publication.Equal Housing Opportunity: We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U. S. policy for the achievement of equal hoosing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative 1 1 [ advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining I housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, farmlial status or national origin. micro-loan programs, small busi- ness development centers, univer- sity-based business programs, area development districts, and funding sources. Small business is important everywhere, but particularly in rural areas. Through tools like the naviga- tor and many otber  our state is exploring new opportunities for small business growth, giving Kentuckians access to good-paying jobs,  strengthening hometown COnomles. vided by state and federal govern- many should have a voice, 19% say. ments. Available; resources ...Ruasia,shod have a yoic..By i include counseling and training, contrast, 82% say Great Britain', i