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Congress should have gone to kindergarten

There was a book titled “Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” Apparently, no one in the House or the Senate went to kindergarten. One of the first things they learn is to get along. Come on, folks: You’re getting paid too much to not get along.


Postal deliveries guaranteed daily

In reference to the Jeer from Holly Volz (Sept. 14): The lady yelled at the letter carrier in the subdivision of Tartans Glen for her mail being 30 minutes late. Over my 40 years in the U.S. Postal Service I learned quite a bit about the promptness and dedication of my fellow postal workers. Letter carriers have a scheduled and assigned route they follow.

But the lady who was doing all of the yelling should know one fact of the U.S. Postal Service: The Postal Service states that you as a patron are guaranteed at least one delivery a day, six days a week. But they have never made the statement as to when that delivery would be made.

The lady should have some extra patience, make herself comfortable and have confidence in the letter carrier. He/she will complete their assigned route all in one day and on time. Also, she should take note that the delivery that he/she makes for her is free.

Remember: The U.S. Postal Service is yours, take care of it. It’s not “made in China.”


Tragic day recalled by too few already

My husband and I were out and about in Fort Wayne on Sept. 11. It was with sad hearts that we noticed so many businesses and organizations that were not flying the American flag at half staff.

We keep saying: “We’ll never forget” However, did we? Have we?

In honor of all the innocent Americans who died in this tragedy, we owe it to them to fly the American flag at half staff.

And, because of the sacrifices made by those who died, Sept. 11, 2001 will be and should be remembered as one of the darkest days in the history of our great nation. Yes, we must never forget.

SHARI A. RAY Fort Wayne

World powers join in quest for peace

Leaders of five of the world’s major powers, with their respective teams of expert consultants, down to explore a potential negotiated resolution of the horrendous situation in Syria. Facing the ominous prospect of a military strike to preclude the repeated Syrian use of chemical weapons on its own people or others, Russian and American leaders and others looked for a positive alternative.

Think of it: Two competing global goliaths took time out to see whether they could together craft an agreement, first of all, to stop Syria’s chemical slaughter of its opposition groups. Secondly, they aimed at protecting and enhancing prospects for growing Mideast, and even global security and peace – without further bloodshed.

They invested themselves in the search for creative alternatives to forceful intervention in the contentious affairs of our world neighbors. Sounds as if it’s well worth a good ol’ college try. Meanwhile, one might wonder whether there could be a lesson for our Congress hidden in all this. This is not an entirely new concept.