21 local ladies have #8220Locks of Love#8221;

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 21, 2007

Cheers: To the 21 ladies who will sacrifice their hair for cancer patients today in Confederate Park. &#8220Locks of Love” has a long history, creating wigs from donated hair for those suffering from cancer that has lost theirs. The special hair-cutting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. with special music provided by the Alabama Gravy Soppers.

Jeers: To the administration at Virginia Tech University. While the school is not responsible for a lone gunman's actions on Tuesday which resulted in the death of 32 people, it is responsible for not notifying students of the situation, and not by a massive e-mail. How safe are our college campuses? When simple security procedures are not followed, it appears not very safe at all.

Jeers: To the water situation and issue in Butler County. The question: Does the City of Greenville and Butler County have enough available water to sustain economic growth in the foreseeable future? The Butler County Water Authority, City of Greenville Water Board and newly formed Butler County Water Supply District, all say no. But there is opposition to that viewpoint. This next week is everyone's opportunity to take an active interest in water supply concerns in the county: Today, REMAC members will meet at 10 a.m. at the Courthouse Annex and the Butler County Water Authority meets at 9:30 a.m. on Monday in the Whitney Bank Conference Room.

Cheers: To Sanjaya Malakar's ousting from &#8220American Idol”. Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday night when Sanjaya's name was called as the low vote getter. Had Sanjaya - who, for some reason or the other, just couldn't sing worth a lick in the spotlight - went on to win the competition it would have killed Idol's credibility.

Jeers: To the pair of Hoover High School teens nabbed this week for making terrorist threats. The two students, juniors, left a threatening note in a box in the school's cafeteria. Hoover Police Assistant Chief A.C. Roper said: &#8220In today's society, especially with the events that just transpired at Virginia Tech, it is absolutely foolish to even consider playing a prank like thisŠWe believe both students should be punished to the full extent of the law.”

We agree, chief. We agree.