YES. You shouldn’t drive at all if you have
[consumed] any controlled substance.
NO. A blood alcohol limit of 0.05 percent (or
any other number) will not limit drinking and
YES. Having been a victim of a five-time convicted drunk driver, [I believe] a new, lower
limit would catch more of them.
NO. This will incur extra costs and drain
resources. Most accidents occur at the current
Queen Creek, Arizona
Animals as healers
“Healing heroes” [November 2013] was a
great article. Animals are very sensitive to the
needs of people.
Our disabled son, Brad, had wonderful
experiences with animals. When he was in
high school he participated in a therapeutic
horse program and was able to compete at the
state and national levels. Our youngest son and
his family had the most hyper golden retriever,
yet he would come put his head on Brad’s lap
in the wheelchair and would lie down at his
feet, never moving, every time we visited. That
dog’s ashes are buried with our son.
I just had to share my thoughts after reading the article.
Linda A. Rogers
Park City, Utah
Chocolate and children
I appreciated the article on how Costco
obtains its chocolate [“Cocoa channels,”
October 2013] but was disappointed that it
didn’t address the important issue of child
slavery. Does Costco take care to ensure that
it is not buying chocolate from farms that use
child slave labor? As important as sustainable
farming is, I don’t really care about it if children are being kidnapped and enslaved in
order to satisfy my sweet tooth.
We share your desire to prevent child/slave
labor. Our Costco Code of Conduct specifically
prohibits it, our farmer training programs address the issue specifically, and we have annual
audits by independent third parties to follow up.
We are also working with ANADAR, the Ivorian
government agency that conducts child labor
sensitivity training.—Sheri Flies, AGMM,
Costco global sourcing
“Great article about gift baskets [“Thinking inside the basket,” November
2013] with a quote about a wonderful peer Debbie [Quintana].”
Tweeted by Your Perfect Gift @sookegiftbasket
“Another terrific article in The Costco Connection: “Healing Heroes–
Animals of all kinds provide therapeutic relief” [November 2013].
Tweeted by FredCo AnimalControl @FCACMD
“Social media advice in the Costco magazine? Not what I expected, but
some good info on photography in social media [“Engaging images,”
Tweeted by Tracey Mumford @AmaazingMumford
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