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Letters to the Editor

May 05, 2008

Carp could aid park clean-up



To the editor:

The other day, I took my grandson to Hagerstown's City Park to see the ducks and the carp. The carp were everywhere. The idea of a money maker for the City Park would be to hold an annual carp fishing contest. This could be a grand event and by using barbless hooks and a quick-release requirement, the fish would not be hurt.

I believe hundreds of fishermen would pay an entry fee of $20 to $40 to enter a contest where they could win prizes decided beforehand by a committee. The proceeds from this could be used to clear up the park. It is truly a beautiful park but it is really in need of some TLC.

G. Smith
Hagerstown




Animal folks are a rare find



To the editor:

My applause to S.L. Meyers and his rare act of compassion extended to the wild bird. The writer of the letter is, sadly, a rare member of this world, in which most merely exist. The difference between existing and that of living is monumental, of course. The human race, for the most part, has lost sight of compassion in favor of what I'll call a "me" complex.

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With the exception of a small group still having a conscience, the remainder simply exist from day to day - self-absorbed and self-centered - which are clearly the two primary mechanisms of their own little egos. The truth is, when all the land has been developed, when food supplies for both man and animal depleted and when oil and coal supplies are nonexistent, the earth will no longer be.

Man, of course, will be the last to perish in a final grasp at life as he tries to kill off all the animals to sustain his need for food. Once nothing more exists, man will then be gone as well.

Perhaps it is best that this take place sooner rather than later, as it is all too clear that when comparing man to animal, observation clearly rules that both science and religion are incorrect in placing mankind at the top of both the food and intelligence chain.

It is the human who has worked has worked so feverishly for thousands of years to create his own final demise. Sadly, the animal lifeforms have become a casualty of this ignorance. Applause and hats off to you. S.L. Meyers, for having both a conscience and compassion that is near extinction.

Randy A. Breeden
Williamsport




Sit back and watch train wreck



To the editor:

A year ago Democrats were crowing about how the Nov. 8 election was going to be a picnic for them. They were so cocky in their coming wins, why should Republicans even try?

Now we see both Hillary and Sen. Obama stumbling and bumbling around. Both are bloodied and are severely damaged goods.

The Rev. Wright Reinvention Tour has turned into attacks on Sen. Obama, reinforcing Obama's poor judgment and raising questions as to how he could not have heard his pastor's outrageous statements until they were shown on TV.

Hillary has been caught in lies about her sniper fire story in Bosina, and of the ficticious pregnant women who died after being turned away from a hospital because she did not have $100.

The liberal media is in a tizzy over Operation Chaos, which is keeping this uncivil war within the party going, and keeping Hillary alive to fight another day. Also, the liberal media are in full spin mode, trying to help Obama shake off his former pastor, the Rev. Wright.

Now Wright says attacks on him are really attacks on black churches. I always thought ''Texas hold 'em'' was the No. 1 card game in America. Looks as if "let's play the race card'' is No. 1 now.

All of this will come to a head in Denver and the super delegates will actually select the nominee. It is now out of the hands of the voters and the party leaders will decide.

It will be fun to see half of the party members upset over their choice and I will sit back and watch the train wreck occur.

Terry Weddle
Fayetteville Pa.




Cold nose is missed



To the editor:

My head is bowed, tears are on my checks and there is a pain in my heart. My doggie, Nickey girl, didn't get me awake with her cold nose. Her toys are in the same place as yesterday. Some food and water are in her bowls.

There was no nudging of her nose under my chin. She seemed to understand and share all my emotions. The doggie next door will miss the touch of noses through the fence. The one on my right will miss their conversations with wagging tails. I don't need to take her the extra bone she always looked forward to when I got home from church. Time is a healer and the hurt will lessen, but the memories will last as long as I do.

Frances Moats
Hagerstown

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