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I woke to a television commercial featuring a beautiful young woman whose sole purpose in life seems to be selling a spray that eliminates “poo odor” after you make a fecal deposit in your bathroom.
“Oh the humanity,” as Les Nessman would say.

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Letters to the Editor, September 15, 2016

Get Back Jack! Jack goes right!

To the editor;

Get it right

Right foot braking when driving automatic transmission vehicles is the way to stop your moving vehicle. By taken the right foot off the accelerator pedal and applying pressure to the brake pedal with the right foot is the right maneuver, no matter what Trevor W. Frith the unreal blame game man says.

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Leggett and Riemer unveil new pedestrian plans

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Hans Riemer  Ike Leggett-Pedestrian SafetyCouncil member Hans Riemer and County Executive Ike Leggett unveil the county's new plan to protect pedestrians.    PHOTO BY MARK POETKER   

SILVER SPRING – A year after breaking his hip while playing with his kids on a trampoline, Montgomery County Council member Hans Riemer (D- At large) still requires the use of a cane to walk.

Riemer said because of his lack of mobility, parking lots and intersections have become dangerous places for him as he struggles to avoid distracted drivers.                                                               

“There are two places that I found that are really scary for me as a person with a different kind of mobility," Riemer said. "One is an intersection; the other is a parking lot...when I'm in a parking lot I don't know if the cars and the drivers realize that I can't get out of the way."                                                      

On Thursday, County Executive Ike Leggett announced a new educational campaign to help bring awareness to pedestrian and driver safety. Leggett said there has been a sharp increase in pedestrian collisions in the County. In 2014 there were 420 pedestrian collisions in the County, which rose to 473 in 2015, according to Leggett. 

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Pedestrians Weary and Wary!

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photo 1After three collisions in the same month, Rockville pedestrians are weary of impatient motorists in a city that has more people walking and biking than ever before.  

The most recent collision happened on August 9 when a 44-year-old bicyclist, Kurt Zwally of Silver Spring, was struck by a gray-colored SUV on Route 108 in a hit-and-run near Laytonsville according to the Montgomery County Police Department. 

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