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Straight Talk panelists co-author motorcycle safety law

DEAR READERS: Last school year, two teenage panelists from Straight Talk wanted to make the world a better place. Michael Kelleher and Sawyer Cole took their idea to the Capitol and stood persistently in front of…


Sport bikes popular, but deadly, for young riders

DEAR READERS: As some of you know, I lost my beautiful son, Jarrad, in a motorcycle accident last August. We all lost him. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. It also marks the beginning of the motorcycle…


In memory of Jarrad Forcella Cole

Dear Readers: As some of you know, I lost my son, Jarrad, a few weeks ago. On the morning of August 4, he was killed in a motorcycle accident. It was Saturday. He was 18, leaving in a few weeks…


Delay motorcycle license as long as possible

Dear Straight Talk: I have a 17-year-old son who is a junior in high school. He is successful in just about every way: sports, grades, work, girls, and friends. He doesn’t use drugs or alcohol…


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