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Friday, October 11, 2013
Such callous disregard for a pet’s life
I read the interview of Anna Claugus and Nick Romero, who escaped from their car during the horrific car crash on Interstate 77 but left their dog, Remington, in their car (“Couple reunited with dog after leaving him behind to flee SUV,” Sept. 22 news story).
I daresay not many of us would have sat for an interview in which we were featured as having abandoned our pet. “Abandoning their crated Jack Russell terrier in the rear seat, she and Romero [her husband] fled in fear.”
If a fireman had not found Remington, he would not have survived.
I realize what fear can do but wonder if there was no leash, tie or belt to put on Remington. Or might they possibly have carried Remington while running?
In apparent response to the interviewer’s question, Claugus replied: “The dog? To be honest, I wasn’t convinced he had survived.” Why “the dog” and not “Remington”? Surprisingly, not one word about being happy Remington had been saved.
Sarvis is a viable candidate for governor
I saw the letter talking about how we should write in Bill Bolling (“Imagine Gov. Bolling, then write him in,” Sept. 27). The writer said there is no point in voting for Robert Sarvis because he has no name recognition.
Well, the writer knew of Sarvis. I do, too, and so do my family, friends and co-workers.
I asked a friend who Bolling was and he said, “I don’t know.” So does Bolling have name recognition?
Now readers of The Roanoke Times have read about Sarvis.
He is the Libertarian candidate for governor. He’s 37, is a native of Virginia and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology.
He has earned degrees in mathematics from Harvard University and the University of Cambridge, a J.D. from New York University School of Law, and a master’s in economics from George Mason University.
He has experience as an entrepreneur and small-business owner, a software engineer and mobile-app developer, a math teacher and a lawyer.
Virginia, you have a choice for governor this year.
His name is Robert Sarvis.
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