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Letters to the Editor - Nov. 30

November 29, 2011

Thirty years later, Hagerstown is home

To the editor:

Last week, a former Herald-Mail editor and old friend, Dennis Shaw, reminded me that we opened on Thursday, Nov. 26, 1981, which was Thanksgiving Day. When I look back ... it was the first day of our grand opening. My wife, Jun, and I were so exited for our new life. But, no one had come that night. That was our first lesson — not to open on Thanksgiving Day. Thirty years have passed.

Now, we have children and grandchildren. We have become Americans by nationality and by heart. And, Hagerstown is our home. In this season, we give thanks to God for all the years and blessings. To all our family and friends, thank you for the support and love, and, in memory for those who have passed.

Thank you all for the 30 years. Happy Thanksgiving!

Masahiro "Massy" Hirai

Owner, House of Kobe



Why the front license plates in Maryland?

To the editor:

Upon returning to Maryland, I was surprised to find out that we were still mounting a rather ugly license plate on the front of the vehicle.

I guess I should feel sorry for the poor people in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and probably for the rest of the country, who cannot foul up the front of a nice-looking car with a second license plate.

I have yet been able to talk to anyone who could give me a good explanation as to the need for the second plate. If there is a good explanation, maybe someone could respond with a letter to the paper.

H.A. "Hank" Hesse

Hagerstown



Cain a victim of 'dumb blonde' setup

To the editor:

She said that as she sat in the car, Herman Cain reached under her skirt. She said that she asked him why he was doing this and told him that she had a boyfriend.

I believe this is absolutely untrue. A woman being assaulted in this manner would likely pull back, punch, kick, throw the car door open, scream for help or run. I don't think she would sit there, interested to find out why she was being attacked.

Secondly, why would she intimate that the existence of a boyfriend made the assault any more unacceptable than if she did not have a boyfriend? No person of honor believes that a woman is more palatable as prey if she is not attached. Mostly this woman should have been consumed with getting out of there as fast as she could.

I believe this supposed encounter was dreamed up by the camp of an opposing candidate for president with the use of a woman of moral want and a "dumb blonde" mentality. A woman by the name of Karen Kraushaar accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, took a settlement, left that employment and then proceeded to make a sexual harassment complaint against her next employer.

It is imperative that we stop hyping this character assassination of one of our best hopes to get out of our national quagmire. We need to pay attention to him and other candidates as we approach the coming election and continue our difficult road in building a strong future for the USA.

Anne P. Wright

Boonsboro



If you believe in Christ, you should believe His words

To the editor:

I am amazed at how many people say they believe in Christ, but do not really believe Christ.

I would like to call your attention to some things He said.

"I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." — John 14:6.

"If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free ... If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed." — John 8:31-32 and 36.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." — John 3:16.

"This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." — John 17:3.

"I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved." — John 10:9.

"He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but (tries to) climb up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber." — John 10:15.

"As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep." — John 10:15.

"He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth." — Luke 11:23.

"Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me." — John 17:20, 21.

If you really believe Jesus Christ, you will not believe much of what is taught in the religious world today.

Alvin A. Craig

Hagerstown

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