Q: The silly panic over the recent accidental false “emergency alert” in Hawaii makes me laugh. In 1972, I was attending graduate school in St. Louis. As I lay in bed on one Saturday morning, a local rock station issued a warning of an attack on America and that I should seek shelter immediately. Just a dopey college student at the time, I thought about it a moment and realized I could do nothing to save myself in a nuclear emergency, so I just lay in bed waiting for the flash of light. Of course, nothing happened. I have never met anyone else who heard the alert, so nobody believes me when I tell them about it. I hope you will look into this.