You have a TV station that reports temperature and rain, but the biggie now is called "ozone," and you don't even mention it like you do [an] allergy [alert].
The EPA website has Green /good thru yellow, orange, red and purple air-quality indexes — for what? They do not tell you what they are measuring. Is it dog or cat hair? Carbon dioxide? Sulfate dioxide? What the hell is ozone in the troposphere or stratosphere?
If this is newsworthy for the [Asheville Citizen-Times], why can't [the TV weather] report on ozone?
It is about as stupid as [the fact that] we have to go to South Carolina to buy fireworks. The city of Asheville can't even turn off the street lights so we can [see] the fireworks, and then the microphone in the city park band stand could not even tell us that there was going to be a delay on the fireworks display because of a fire, [so] many people went home…
Shape up or ship out!
— Edward Sunderhaus