Printer Friendly

EDITORIAL SAFE AND SANE.

FIREWORKS on the Fourth of July. They are about as American as apple pie, baseball and arguing about politics across your plate of barbecue.

The safest and sanest way to enjoy this holiday tradition is to join your family, friends and neighbors at a community celebration of our nation's birthday.

With so many communities offering spectacular displays of pyrotechnics, there is no excuse to break the law with the dangerous practices of do-it- yourself fireworks or shooting guns into the air to mark the occasion.

Los Angeles' acting Police Chief Martin Pomeroy described it best, ``In my judgment, all of us - you and me and all of our citizens - are in far graver danger from being injured or having our property destroyed because of the thoughless actions of a few of our neighbors... than from any other single source.''

As wildfires rage across the West this season, several very close to home recently, officials are warning of the potential for the worst fire season on record. Most of the fires have been attributed to human actions. Don't let playing with fireworks at the wrong time in the wrong place create another tragedy.

Don't endanger yourself, your family or your home.

Have a safe, sane - and happy - holiday.
COPYRIGHT 2002 Daily News
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2002, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Article Type:Editorial
Date:Jul 4, 2002
Words:207
Previous Article:TALKING TRASH? RECYCLER'S LAWSUITS SAY STATE OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO CAN HIS BUSINESS ENTERPRISE.
Next Article:EDITORIAL SPIRIT OF '76 CELEBRATING THE HUNGER FOR FREEDOM - THEN AND NOW.


Related Articles
A good page should be a lively dinner party.
New ideas, new skills, new energy.
OUR OPINION; SAFE & SANE SOLUTION.
EDITORIAL : SAFE AND SANE.
Prepared to succeed, ready for the oath: editorial pages should work harder to erase the image that that they exclude groups of people. (Diversity Of...
EDITORIAL WEEK IN REVIEW.
A new opportunity to be encouraged.
Never forget the paper's own DNA: get to know your paper's personality.
EDITORIAL WEEK IN REVIEW.
PUBLIC FORUM CAN'T CHANCE IT.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters