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    Orchids to

    •    Tom Keith Johnson for being the first to successfully jump the wake, from the D4 Nation.

    •    Max Bumbalough, Kyle Stevens, the players and their parents of the El Nopal BCLL 9- to 10-year-olds team for a great season, from Cindy Lawson.

    •    the mayor, city engineer and the MPO director for the pedestrian/bike crossing buttons at Seventh and Central.

    •    John D. Haley Jr. for his well-written letter to the editor.

    •    2013 Mets coach-pitch champs for a great season.

    •    The Republic for printing the articles concerning the flood of 2008 on the fifth anniversary.

    •    young lady at east side Walmart for going out of her way in fixing me up a birthday cake Thursday for my birthday, from an appreciative older gentleman.

    •    Onions to

    •    people who are on total disability benefits but are able to mow grass as a business without paying taxes.

    •    having to sit through four red lights at Seventh and Central every afternoon due to the insane timing of the traffic lights.

    •    people forcing bars to be nonsmoking, causing business to decline and people to lose their jobs.

    •    driver of the white Honda on Thursday night for almost hitting my friend and I while we were walking in the grass by our houses on the highway by Village Pantry.

    •    people who have trees with branches that interfere with walking on the sidewalk.

    •    female driver of the small, red SUV for eating while driving too slow and holding up a long line of traffic on Central Avenue.

    •    receptionist at the doctor's office for not doing her job completely.

    •    all the people who judge city workers without understanding all the good things they do.

    •    those who set off fireworks at 5:20 a.m. on Thursday, disrespecting all around them.

    •    driver of the minivan Friday afternoon that had a bad case of road rage.

    •    law enforcement speeding through neighborhoods where they give other drivers speeding tickets.

    •    whoever is responsible for canceling the smoking-cessation classes.

    •    whoever is setting off the illegal bomb-like fireworks in the area near Columbus Regional Hospital.

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