Letters to the Editor 9/4

September 01, 2000

Letters to the Editor 9/4

Murphy's the man

To the editor:

Our hat's off to you, Horace Murphy!

On behalf of the Washington County Hospital Auxiliary, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being our mentor, friend and CEO of the Washington County Hospital for the past 24 years.

We've come a long way from being a rural hospital to now being a "Metropolitan" hospital with the latest stages of equipment and the state of the art of healing.

You have supported us, giving us your time and talent in all our years of growing for our auxiliary. We wish you our very best for a successful retirement. We would love to have you become a volunteer if you find your time hangs heavy!


Congratulations! With love and again our best wishes for a happy retirement.

Sue Fiedler, Past President

Washington County Hospital Auxiliary


Giving thanks

To the editor:

I recently saw a bumper sticker that said, "Thank me, I voted for Clinton-Gore!" So, I sat down and reflected on that, and I am sending my "thank you" for what you have done, specifically:

I thank you for introducing us to Jennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, Dolly Keyle Browning, Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broadrick. Are there any others we should know about?

Thank you for teaching my 8-year-old about oral sex. I had really planned to wait until he was about 10 years old or so and discuss it with him then, but now they know more about it than I did as a senior in college.

Thank you for showing us that sexual harassment in the work place, (especially the White House) and on the job is OK, and all you have to know is what the meaning of "IS" is. It really is great to know that certain sexual acts are not sex and one person can have sex while the other one involved does not have sex.

Thank you for reintroducing the concept of impeachment to a new generation and demonstrating that the ridiculous plot of the movie, "Wag the Dog" could be possible after all.

Thanks for making Jimmy Carter look competent, Gerald Ford look graceful, Richard Nixon look honest, Lyndon Johnson look truthful and John Kennedy look moral.

Thank you for the 72 House and Senate witnesses who have pled the Fifth Amendment and 17 witnesses who have fled the country to avoid testifying about Democratic fund-raising.

Thank you for the 19 charges, 8 convictions and four imprisonments from the Whitewater "mess" and the 55 criminal charges and 32 convictions (so far) in the other Clinton scandals.

Thanks also for reducing our military by half, "gutting" much of our foreign policy, and flying all over the world on "vacations" carefully disguised as necessary trips.

Please give my regards to Hillary, when and if you see her. Tell her I'm working on a "thank you" letter for her.

B.J. "Larry" Lawrence

Falling Waters, W.Va.

Vote for Corliss

To the editor:

I summon all veterans living in Morgan, Jefferson and Berkeley counties to support one of our own, Greg Corliss, a retired Marine general who gave 33 years of his life to our country and who is now running for the West Virginia State Senate.

There are few veterans currently serving in the state senate.

This is a problem, especially when veterans bills reach the floor. Corliss' leadership and his first-hand understanding of the sacrifices that many men and women went through is needed.

There will be several important veterans issues coming up next year, including whether or not to fund a state nursing home to serve aging war veterans. Senators will also likely be asked to vote on a proposed amendment to prohibit flag burning.

During this past legislative session, senators had a chance to pass a constitutional amendment exempting military retirement pay from the state income tax. Greg's opponent and others in the senate turned away this approach.

With Greg Corliss in the state senate, we can be assured of responsible, conservative leadership on behalf of veterans and all citizens in the 16th Senatorial District. Corliss will reject the tax-and- spend ways that his opponent is known for.

Please join with me in electing Greg Corliss to be the veterans' voice in the State Senate!

Edward Wilson

Falling Waters, W.Va.

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