default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Local residents rally around family in need of assistance

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, October 2, 2008 10:00 pm

Nearly four weeks after a fiery car crash killed the grandparents of a Lodi family and left two others with critical burns, friends, family members and strangers are rallying to help.

Rodney and Vickie Tate remain hospitalized in a Utah burn center, where they were flown after the Sept. 8 vehicle crash in eastern Nevada. Their grown children have no idea when the couple will be stable enough to be moved closer to home, so they are commuting between Lodi and Utah.

Subscription Required

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login now

Need an online subscription?



You must login to view the full content on this page.

Thank you for reading 20 free articles on our site. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 20 free articles, or you can purchase a subscription at this time and continue to enjoy valuable local news and information. If you need help, please contact our office at 209-369-2761. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login now

Need an online subscription?



Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.


  • posted at 4:22 am on Fri, Oct 3, 2008.


    The way this was reported compared to the way The Record reported it makes a heck of a lot of difference. In The Record article it basically states the family wants people to donate $8000 to them. The reaction to that was less than favorable and the family got flamed massively in the blogs. Here it shows a way to help while also not sounding like they are just asking for cash from strangers. Maybe the Record article prompted them to change the way they requested money. I would have thought they would have gone to LNS first anyway. God bless the family and I hope their parents heal and are able to make it home soon.

  • posted at 1:02 am on Fri, Oct 3, 2008.


    This is what's great about this country- that when people learn of something like this they offer whatever help they can. This reminds me of the power of local journalism at its best. It lets people know what's happening in their towns and rouses this immense compassion for others that's always been a particular hallmark of American citizenry.



Popular Stories



Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists