Having someone like Karil Drake in our city, who considers volunteering a priority in her life, should make us all proud ("Volunteer gets her work done quietly," June 30).
I really appreciate the work she performs, and we should all take on such responsibilities, especially in such a bad economy that we are currently in. Contributions of this kind can be done only when we volunteer and encourage others to do so.
Arpi Azarian Namagerdi
Ban junk food from public places
To protect ourselves from harmful and deadly epidemic diseases, we should start to act. It is very obvious that as smoking bans spread from the public to the private sector, the consumption of tobacco is decreasing. Therefore, by expanding a junk-food ban to all public places, especially in workplaces, the possibility of decreasing consumption for junk food will be more effective.