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Letters

  • Health care is not a constitutional right
    There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about the First Amendment these days. The First Amendment clearly states that Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion.
  • New city resident soured by speeders
    Moving from Florida to the Bridgewater neighborhood, we quickly noticed the speeding on our street, Calais Road, is like the Indy 500.
  • FWCS does us all favor with breakfast option
    I hope that Jeanette Jaquish’s letter (July 21) about offering free meals to the kids at FWCS is born of lack of understanding and not plain mean-spiritedness.
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Cheers & jeers

CHEERS for the opening of Maplecrest Road. I will not have to sit at the crossings in New Haven and Landin Road. I will go to downtown New Haven when I have to.

PAT METZLER New Haven

CHEERS to ITT Exelis at the corner of Lima and Cook roads for always having the flags out on holidays. It is so nice to see the patriotism.

AMY JEHL Fort Wayne

CHEERS to the Fort Wayne Housing Authority for protecting its residents from secondhand smoke by making all 800 units smoke-free as of Jan. 1. We not only support the FWHA on this important policy decision, but the efforts they are making to provide smoking-cessation classes and other resources to help residents who wish to quit.

DR. DEBORAH McMAHAN Health commissioner Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health

CHEERS to our sponsors, chili entrants, restaurants that donated chili, businesses that donated raffle prizes and volunteers for our Trial by Fire Chili Cook-Off, Round 4; to our three winners, Kristin Bilinski of Longsworth Law, the team from Burt Blee Dixon Sutton & Bloom, and John Brandt from Beckman Lawson; and to everyone who participated to help us raise $3,247.50 for Toys for Tots.

ROSIE DUEHMIG Fort Wayne account manager STEWART RICHARDSON Deposition Services

CHEERS to everyone who helped my husband and me at the polls. When we arrived at the Washington Township fire station, there was a long line. Since my husband cannot stand for any length of time, he stayed in the car while I got in line. As the line got shorter, he started to join me but had difficulty getting out of the car. In a short time, a gentleman came from inside and told us that everyone in line agreed we should vote now. He took us in and got us set up. Everyone was so gracious and understanding; one lady said that was the nicest thing she had seen during this whole election. We agree.

DICK and KATHLEEN DeCAMP Fort Wayne

CHEERS to all who made our recent benefit auction a great success. We wish to thank the buyers, the very generous donors and all the volunteers who made this event possible.

ED FISHER American Legion Post 82

CHEERS to the Deer Ridge Elementary staff and fifth grade choir for the Veterans Day program they put on every year. It is a great experience for those students to see people from all branches who served their country. Maybe someday they will be standing in front of a group of children as we did.

RON FRITZKE Fort Wayne

CHEERS to Kingston Residence of Fort Wayne on Winchester Road, which provided a most delicious brunch on Nov. 11 to the veterans and their guests. The staff cheerfully greeted and served us.

DON, KAY, CRAIG and KIM KEEFER Fort Wayne

CHEERS to Leonard Goldstein for his letter to the editor of Nov. 15. I couldn’t agree more with his comments about Richard Mourdock’s scurrilous, vicious, shameless bunch of sour grapes he mouthed at his concession speech.

MARY JANE SMITH Fort Wayne

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