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What is your problem, Washington Regional?

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Tracy has a nasty infection - flu like symptoms, ear ache, etc. - that her doctor’s medication hasn’t been fixing, and since her temperature was hovering around the 102 mark, we decided we needed to take a trip to Washington Regional’s Emergency Room.

A few months ago there was great fanfare in the press about how the emergency room procedure had been streamlined. Well, I’m pleased to report today that their flirting with such new fangled notions seem to be a thing of the past.

Over an hour went by, while we sat in the waiting room, and no one called Tracy up to ask for her insurance information, take her blood pressure, or ask about symptoms - you kinow, the usual sort of thing they used to do before you’d sit and wait for about six hours.

Three people got called forward in the space of that hour. In the meantime, people were bringing food in for people who had been waiting a long time.

One couple came in with food to eat while they were waiting; I guess they have the routine down pretty well.

In the end, we went home and monitored her temperature throughout the night.

Maybe next time a reporter does a story on the emergency room they shouldn’t just take the self-serving press release the hospital hands out, but instead should sit in the ER for a few hours, and just observe what is going on.

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If too many people like Lioneld Jordan, I may have to run - for your own good, you understand

So Grand Moff Coody claims that he and others are worried about the “extreme” right and left positions of the current crop of Fayetteville mayoral candidates?

Well, other than an obvious slam at Lioneld Jordan, what on earth is he talking about? Who could possibly be so far right that Coody wouldn’t approve of him - save for Jay Cole, Jr.?

When pressed, expect Coody (like George Bush and his barbs about Obama last week) to deny that he was singling out anyone in particular.

The truly ironic thing is that if Coody Classic - the fellow who sat on the city board of directors in the early 1990s - ran for mayor now - New and Improved Coody might see no choice but to run against him.

He’d be too “extreme.”

rsdrake@nwark.com

 

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