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Orchids & Onions (April 12, 2013)

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  Orchids to

•    Ms. Williams for her very kind Orchid and for making my day much brighter, from Susan at Columbus Regional Hospital.

•    Jennie Chrisman for your unfailing technical support to the staff and students at Columbus North High School, from your fans at CNHS.

•    Elizabeth Lowe for her letter to the editor Tuesday.

•    to the city garage for a quick response to my pothole report, from a pothole-dodging cyclist.

•    Bill Kozar for the excellent letter about little Columbus.

•    the Columbus East High School girls' fast-pitch softball team for their hard work in sprucing up the diamonds Wednesday evening after practice, from Columbus Parks & Recreation Department.

•    Matt Jackson for making your family proud by winning your Golden Gloves boxing match in Indianapolis, from Bonnie Morgan.

•    Pacers for the closed-caption broadcast of Tuesday night's game.

•    Columbus East JV baseball team for being an exciting team to watch, from your fans.

•    police officers, emergency room doctors, Heather and Misty for helping my daughter.

•    Mr. Beale and Patty Littiken for the awesome gift and keeping me in your prayers, from Shirl Shepherd.

•    Onions to

•    narrow-minded conservatives who link fascism and our president.

•    for not using Columbus engineers to study traffic and for using engineers from Indy that have nothing in mind but taking our money.

•    business that lets the hard workers go but puts up with people who do drugs, have felonies and miss work all the time.

•    gym that does not maintain their equipment and does not replace damaged items in a timely manner, and management for not caring about its members.

•    those seeking such a radical change of our iconic and architecturally significant library plaza when the maintenance of the current plaza has been so poor.

•    The Republic for not printing the Monday Mega Millions results in Wednesday's paper.

•    cemetery that takes Easter decoration out of pots when they haven't taken the Christmas flowers off.

•    lack of reflectors on 25th Street that make driving hazardous in bad weather.

•    driver of the maroon Chevy that ran the red light at Seventh and Central on Thursday morning.

•    those in this nation who have become hateful, nasty and cynical to those who do not share their political views.

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