Q: The National Weather Service has solicited bids for supplying the service with a total of 46,000 cartridges with hollow point bullets. Why would they need these?
— Bob Sullivan, Canton, Ga.
A: The ammunition’s destination was a clerical error, and the bullets were ordered for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement, not the National Weather Service. “Ammunition is standard issue for many law enforcement agencies," an NOAA spokesman said.
Q: Does the coaching staff of Olympic winners get any medals or other recognition?
— George Fox, Roswell, Ga.
A: Olympic coaches are not given Olympic medals, but U.S. medal winners can honor their coaches by awarding them with the Order of Ikkos medal. The Ikkos medal, named for the first Olympic coach in recorded history, has been awarded at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and this summer’s games in London.