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Story glorifies alcohol | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor:

Reference to South Whidbey Record, Jan. 12, 2011, article “Bottling a dream.”

What a pity the “brilliant mind” of Steven Heising, former rocket science and physics person, has not expended his intelligence into saving lives rather than contributing to destroying them with more alcoholic beverages. Alcoholism is rampant everywhere. Grandparents are raising grandchildren because of alcoholic, dysfunctional parents.

The effects of alcoholism are devastating both physically and financially. Why glorify the increased production of a product that has a widespread negative effect on society in general?

Being “part of the island legacy” is laudable, if it is constructive, rather than destructive. But are ruined lives the legacy we need?

Vanetta Turner


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