The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


September 16, 2012

Readers' Forum | Books go through selection process


AAABA inductee thanks all for honor

I would like to thank the All American Amateur Baseball Association for selecting me as a 2012 inductee into the AAABA Hall of Fame.

It was a great honor on my part to be listed with so many important contributors to baseball. I spent my entire life in baseball, from midget league to the present with AAABA.

Receiving this honor was a wonderful and meaningful moment in my life.

The entire program, the committee and the people of Johnstown were all very exceptional, which I will remember forever.

Tovie Asarese

Buffalo, N.Y.

Only one vet offered to help ailing pet

My husband and I were owners of a golden Labrador named Sonny. He was

11 1⁄2 years old. He had some trouble with his back legs. One afternoon, both of his legs went out on him, he was in visible pain and he could no longer walk. He was dragging himself.

My son and three small grandchildren were at my home.

I called our usual veterinarian, but he was not in. His answering service for some reason was not working. So my son began calling other veterinarians in our area. We got uncaring words, rudeness and numbers that were not connecting.

Also, we were told that if we were not a patient of theirs, they cannot help. I told one of them that money was not a problem. I was in a panic.

Finally, my son was given the number of another area veterinarian. The staff gave us directions, were so kind and told us to bring him out right away.

I wanted to let those know who have this problem to be prepared and know that there are kind, great veterinarians out there.

We loved Sonny very much, but there was nothing that could be done. He was a very friendly dog and is missed by many.

My sincere thanks goes out to the that veterinarian service. If we ever decide on another pet, I know which vet we will have.

Shirlynn Cypher


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Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
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