The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

The Rave

September 17, 2012

Cheers and jeers

(Continued)

Lepley will be among the most faithful donors honored by the American Red Cross in ceremony in Wilkes-Barre next month. Red Cross officials said that only about 37 percent of the people eligible donate blood and less than 10 percent donate annually. Lepley visits blood drives the maximum of six times a year.

Jeers: To the Big Brother health watchdogs who have banned the sale of sodas in sizes larger than 16 ounces. The move is intended to help reduce obesity rates. The Big Gulp ban is well-intentioned but certainly seems like a ridiculous over-reach by government.

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