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Letters to the editor

September 02, 2003

Bush's lies


To the editor:

President George Bush says one lie after another, and says what the public wants to hear, all the while knowing that it is just a lie.

This increases his popularity. He just signed a bill that said he would create 1 million jobs by the end of 2004. Remember this lie at election time, because he will have some reason why he did not deliver, and since it is election time in 2004, he will probably somehow blame the Democrats.

These are all lies: Weapons of mass destruction (WMD), the Iraqi army will defect and people will cheer the American troops. Later, Bush declared victory, but the next weeks we were sending 15,000 to 20,000 more troops to Iraq, and our troops die daily. For what? Protecting "our" freedom and democracy in a place that had neither?

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When will this liar say something that has some truth? He even called it a war in Iraq, but I agree with others that it was no war, it was a small country being given a beating. This was no match-up, but he got revenge for his father at the expense of our 200-plus American soldiers being killed.

He said we would always take care of our veterans, yet he cuts over $100 million from the VA budget.

Next, he will tell you that WMDs were found. Check the fingerprints on those weapons - you might find Bush's on them.

No, I am not a Democrat, nor a Republican for that matter, but I vote for the issues and I vote against a frequent liar.

L.E. Nelson Sr.
Berkeley Springs, W.Va.




Fine support


To the editor:

I wish to thank the sponsors for supporting the first Pine Hill 5K on Aug. 2. Last August, my family and I had a vision of a race held at Pine Hill.

Pine Hill is a beautiful park maintained by a fabulous staff from Washington Township, Pa. It was a tremendous learning experience for me. Every person and organization I asked for help instantly gave an outpouring of generosity and support. This senior project has taught me the importance of teamwork, friendship, and Tri-State community support. This encouraged me to take risks and experience the positive results.

Because of the fantastic support three organizations will be given a check. The Lunch Place, Pine Hill Recreation Center and Frances Leiter Center each will benefit from this event. I will be presenting each category with a check for $400. This would not have been possible without support of the following individuals and organizations:

Blue Ridge Mountain Cookery; Bonded Applicators Inc.; Craig, Friedly, Potter & Moore Insurance Agency; Hairpeace; Maxwell Law Offices Wealth Preservation; McLaughlin's Home Heating Service; State Representative Patrick Fleagle; Williams and Mullen Law Firm of Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Food and drink sponsors:

The Butcher Shoppe, McDonald's.

Sponsors of random drawing prizes:

Colony House Furniture Inc., Dick's Sporting Goods, Gettysburg Village Factory Stores, Pictures Plus, Rapid Transit Sports Inc.

Supply sponsors: Adidas, Blue Ridge Summit Ambulance, Chambersburg Road Runners - Clifford Cole, Douglas Crist, Eichholz Flowers, Finish Line, Runner's World, Valley Quarries Inc., Washington Township Code Enforcement Officer Gerald Ziegler, Washington Township Manager Michael Christopher, Washington Township Police Chief Barry Keller, Waynesboro Area School District, Waynsboro Builders Supply.

Media support:

The Herald-Mail - Andy Mason, NBC 25 - Morgan Fogarty, Public Opinion - Jennifer Gaffney, The Record Herald - Scott Weaver.

Ryan Conrad
Waynesboro, Pa.

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