REGISTER VIEWPOINT: Who's in charge in the air?

Thumbs DOWN to a stunt that, fortunately, didn't go as bad as it could have. Pilot Dan Lake and flyby instigator Diane Mulvin haven'
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

Thumbs DOWN to a stunt that, fortunately, didn't go as bad as it could have. Pilot Dan Lake and flyby instigator Diane Mulvin haven't had their day in court on inducing-panic charges, yet, but there's no doubt his plane buzzed the Perkins stadium last Friday, and there's no doubt it was under the legal limits for flying above crowds of people. Whoever gave permission, whoever was supposed to or wasn't supposed to, the pilot of a plane is supposed to know the rules of the air. The shame is that this was apparently well-intentioned and, with the right permissions, could have been a great memory for everyone.

Thumbs UP and the comfy chair to the good folks of First Presbyterian Church, who gave pillows to the Sandusky fire and police departments, Stein Hospice and Cancer Services. The little puff pieces are designed to provide a little comfort -- in large part psychological -- to people who are going through various kinds of hell. It's a nice gesture.

Thumbs DOWN to the petition to overturn restrictions on strip clubs -- no dancing after midnight, and NO TOUCHING -- not making the ballot. Not that we're going to favor even minor debauchery, but we need something to get people to the polls.