GPS for stalkers
THUMBS UP: Ramsey County is conducting a pilot project that we think has great potential for counties across the state. The county will outfit domestic violence offenders under no contact orders with GPS?devices that will warn their victims when the offender gets too close.
The system is not foolproof, but should provide some warning and security for women who live in fear of estranged or ex-spouses or boyfriends.
Too often we see stories about women assaulted or murdered by ex-partners who won't leave them be. This could be one way to give them a little warning.
THUMBS UP: If you are a fan of the dramatic arts, this month is for you. There is no shortage of stage productions and entertainments waiting for you.
Martin Luther College is presenting "Singin' in the Rain" this weekend. Next weekend New Ulm Area Catholic Schools is doing "Sounds of Plaid," a high school glee club version of the popular "Forever Plaid." The week after that, New Ulm High School is presenting the classic comedy "You Can't Take It With You." And then the New Ulm Actors Community Theater is doing an original play by Paul Warshauer, "The History of Beer, Part I."
Plenty of chances, then, to see what people watched before TV.
THUMBS UP: Speaking of play, on Broadway they say "The show must go on," but New York Marathon organizers have agree to cancel the Marathon this weekend.?It is just not the time, so soon after Superstorm Sandy, to hold the event.
There are still portions of the city without power, people whose homes are damaged and a death toll of about 40 people. It is no time to hold an event like this. Mayor Bloomberg made the right decision.
Thanks for letters
THUMBS UP: With this weekend's papers, we will be wrapping up the letters to the editor pertaining to the election. It has been an especially vigorous discussion in the letters column this political season, with the majority of the letters pertaining to the state's constitutional amendments. Many people have shared their views and offered their arguments, giving their reasons for and against this issue or that candidate.
The Journal wishes to thank all the letter writers who have participated this year.