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letters 9/10

November 09, 2000

Letters to the Editor 11/10



Baby talk



To the editor:

There has been much controversy about partial birth abortion in recent times and I would like to say that I cannot understand how anyone could condone such an awful thing. To me it is outright murder.

As I thought on that practice recently, some thoughts began running through my mind about "what if" that little unborn child could talk, what would it say?

Here are some thoughts that I would like to pass on to the readers of The Herald-Mail that the child may have said:

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"Mother, I feel so safe here in your stomach, it's so warm and comfortable here. And you are taking good care of yourself by eating right and getting your rest. I know you want to take good care of me. But now time has come when I've grown quite large, and it's harder for you to do your work. You have so many things to do, shopping, cooking, cleaning the house, washing the clothes, the dishes, etc. And when you go to bed at night you are so tired, I can feel you tossing and turning, trying to sleep."

"Oh, I wish I could help you with all that work! And Mother, some day when I'm delivered from your stomach, I'll grow up a few years and then I'll help you with all that work, so you won't be tired all the time. I'll learn to wash the dishes, how to run the washing machine and I can run errands for you too. There will be so many things I'll do to help, then you'll have more time to rest."

"Oh Mother, the time has come, I'm about to be delivered, you just wait and see. I'll do all I've said I would do and even more."

"Mother, what is it that they are sticking up the back of my head? Why are they doing this to me? Mother, did you say they could do that to me? Why: Mother, why did you let them kill me? Now I'll never be able to help you. Oh, mother why?"

Ollen O. Craig

Hagerstown




County should approve stadium



To the editor:

I have seen franchises come and go over the years. I scouted for the Baltimore Orioles for the past 26 years and I have experienced wholesale changes in minor league teams for no reason at all. New stadiums are a must, especially when one is 70 years old or better. If you vote against a new stadium, you are cutting your own throat.

When you have had your franchises taken away three times, which Hagerstown has experienced, you many wait 50 years or better for another franchise to appear. Please ask the folks in Salisbury, Md. They defaulted three times, the last being in 1948. It took them 50 years with a lot of money and a new stadium to convince the baseball people to return there. For your own sake, vote yes for a new stadium and leave Municipal Stadium for the high school and amateur teams.

I am originally from Baltimore, but I now make my home in Hagerstown. Let's treat ourselves to a stadium that we can be proud of.

Jim Gilbert

Hagerstown




The trouble with 70



To the editor:

Part of the problem with the accidents on Interstate 70 near Crystal Falls is that the road slopes down, to the right. It is not level making many vehicles that are in the right lane tend to tip or lean to one side. The pavement/asphalt is also very rough.

When you hit it, it throws the driver off, especially near the guardrail. It is hard to really keep straight in that lane especially when there is traffic in both lanes. It is very narrow and sometimes it is an illusion that you are far enough away from the guardrail. I should know, I travel 70 every day to work and back. I have seen many close calls. The state highway department really needs to level the right lane up and there may not be so many people hitting the guardrail.

Marsha Williard

Hagerstown

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