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The first patient with Alzheimer's disease was diagnosed in November 1901.
How many older workers were shown the door with puny severance packages after Publisher Stephen A. Borg took over?
Readers probably won't hear about it again until another nursing home worker or relative is arrested, or another 90-year-old appears before a congressional committee.
Belated kudos to Staff Writer Lindy Washburn for her moving piece on high African-American infant mortality and low birth weights across all income levels.
'The rest suffer'
The wealthy enjoy,the rest suffer
In order to save our economy, our fearless leaders want to get rid of Social Security and Medicare, putting our seniors out on the street; lay off cops, inevitably increasing crime rates; lay off firemen, resulting in longer response times with injuries, deaths and property losses rising; lay off teachers, resulting in 30-plus class sizes and a generation of undereducated kids, worsening the cycle of poverty; get rid of the Clean Air and Clean Water acts, sending acid rain into our forests and waters and carcinogens into the lungs of our kids; eliminate public TV, maybe the finest on air.
All the while giving unconscionable and, in my opinion, immoral massive tax cuts to the richest among us. God forbid we ask the millionaires to give up that third house or that 50-foot boat.
This country I love has gone insane.
Dean DalyRidgefield Park, Feb. 26