Roasts and Toasts

Toast South Central custodian Tim Hall, who administered the Heimlich maneuver on second-grader Noah Ratcliffe, saving the boy's life. When Hall saw Ratcliffe struggling to breath, he leapt to action. South Central also is to be commended for assuring all the district's custodial staff, administrators and some teachers are trained to use the Heimlich maneuver, CPR and defibrillators. Roast Shaker Heights officials for proposing a law that would penalize landlords if their tenants commit crimes within 1,000 feet of the rental property where they live. It is completely outrageous to expect landlords to be able to control the behavior of their tenants. In addition, such a law discriminates against potential tenant with criminal records. They would face yet another hurdle to putting their lives back together, because the proposed law discourages already wary property owners from selecting tenets with a checkered past.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

 

Toast South Central custodian Tim Hall, who administered the Heimlich maneuver on second-grader Noah Ratcliffe, saving the boy's life. When Hall saw Ratcliffe struggling to breath, he leapt to action. South Central also is to be commended for assuring all the district's custodial staff, administrators and some teachers are trained to use the Heimlich maneuver, CPR and defibrillators.

Roast Shaker Heights officials for proposing a law that would penalize landlords if their tenants commit crimes within 1,000 feet of the rental property where they live. It is completely outrageous to expect landlords to be able to control the behavior of their tenants. In addition, such a law discriminates against potential tenant with criminal records. They would face yet another hurdle to putting their lives back together, because the proposed law discourages already wary property owners from selecting tenets with a checkered past.

Toast the 26 EHOVE students competing in the For Inspiration in Science and Technology Robotics (FIRST) Competition, in which teams build robots then enter them in a series of competitions. Though we often spend a lot of time extolling the virtues of math and science and bemoaning the lack of student interest, students in EHOVE's Engineering College Tech Prep Program deserve credit for taking some initiative and getting involved in those fields. Interactive events like FIRST are exactly the type of things students need to get excited about math and science.

Roast JetBlue airline for still not getting it. Though it created a "customer bill of rights" following its disastrous service during the mid-February winter storm, 68 flights were canceled this morning because of snow, affecting flights to or from a handful of areas, including Columbus. Customers told the Associated Press there was bad communication about the status of their flights and general frustration. At this rate JetBlue will never regain any respectability and will find itself a continuing punchline for comics like Dustin Diamond.