The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 10, 2014

Readers' Forum 3-10 | Good Samaritan offered aid up cardiac hill

JOHNSTOWN — I found a Good Samaritan in the city of Johnstown on Feb. 28 near Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

I had been to the hospital to visit my brother and left about 7:30 p.m.

I began my walk up cardiac hill to my car, which was parked in Lot 3. I had just passed Lot 2 when I heard someone running behind me. A very pretty young woman (probably 60 years my junior) appeared at my side and asked if I needed help. I said I was OK, and could go on my own. I thanked her for her concern.

She replied: “Please let me help you.”

I agreed, and she took my arm and we continued to Lot 3.  She stayed with me until we were at my car, parked almost at the end of the lot, and waited until I pressed the unlock button on my car.

She then disappeared, and I failed to get her name.

I hope, like me, she reads this section of the paper each day and will contact me.

Barbara Keeler

New Florence

In United States, it’s Obama first

President Obama has cut military spending and veteran’s benefits and uses that money to fund Obamacare and his other projects.

The health care of U.S. veterans and the security of this nation are far more important than Obama. The economy is more important then Obama. Creating jobs, protecting our borders, getting people off welfare, protecting family values, protecting the freedom of religion and of speech and the Second Amendment are more important that our president.

People are hurting and all Senate Democrats care about is Obamacare. Where are the unemployment checks?

Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder say they do not have to obey the laws they don’t like. Isn’t that what criminals do?

In a speech given to the volunteers of Organizing For Action, Obama declared that they were doing God’s work (YouTube). Obama created O.F.A. to push his agenda (Yahoo). In 2001, on public radio, Obama said the Constitution was a charter of negative liberties (Yahoo).

Ron Marol


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