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Church weighs in on text messaging

June
23

Those signs they post outside churches, the ones like movie marquees, are often clever, but usually they stick to messages about how you should be going to church. This one, which a couple of colleagues have been sending around on facebook, goes in a different direction:

I poked around the internet to find where the church is and found a couple of references to a Stonebridge Church of God with a Pastor Floyd Ingram in Ozark, Ala. But the message is something that’s been on minds across the country as distracted driving has become a major issue.

By the way, if you have any stories about people driving and talking or texting on their cell phones, let me know. We’re working on a story on the phenomenon.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 10:20 am by Ken Valenti. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: distracted driving, texting while driving

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Going Places is your online source for shortcuts and news on the ins and outs of getting around the Lower Hudson Valley. We'll help you deal with traffic tie-ups, bad drivers and the high cost of commuting.

Going Places is written by transportation writers Khurram Saeed and Ken Valenti. Khurram's transportation column, "Getting There," runs Wednesdays in Rockland. Ken's column, "Going Places," runs Mondays in Westchester and Putnam. Join in the conversation and share tips on coping with fellow commuters.

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Khurram SaeedKhurram SaeedKhurram Saeed has been reporting for The Journal News since 2000. He writes about transportation issues in Rockland and has a weekly column called Getting There, which appears Wednesdays. READ MORE


Ken Valenti Ken Valenti Ken Valenti covers trains, planes and automobiles - not to mention buses and ferries - for Westchester and Putnam. He's been a reporter with The Journal News and its forerunners more than 20 years and has covered all four corners of Westchester County. READ MORE


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