Have a safe Fourth of July

As we celebrate our nation’s independence this Fourth of July, we have to keep the world events in perspective.

The city of Pelham took steps this week to more strictly enforce &uot;high-risk&uot; areas of its community.

The city passed an ordinance Monday night prohibiting the parking of unattended vehicles on specified streets, roads and highways adjacent to Colonial Pipeline Company near Interstate 65.

The ordinance also gives Pelham Police Chief Allan Wade the power to designate other high risk areas of the city to provide for the immediate removal of unattended vehicles.

City officials said the ordinance will protect the city from possible terrorism.

Chief Wade said he felt the need for the ordinance after a general FBI warning about a month ago of possible future terrorist acts in the United States.

A holiday like our country’s birthday is a prominent event upon which terrorists prey.

We join with President George W. Bush in urging all to enjoy their Fourth of July holiday while continuing to keep their eyes open and their ears to the ground