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Voice of the people

Aug. 25, 2013 @ 11:00 PM

Play was good, but dialogue could have been better

The actors and actresses in the play at Renaissance Center Aug. 16 played their parts well.

However, I was very upset that at least three of the characters used God's name in vain. It is very unnecessary and takes away from the delicious meal and the evening's enjoyment.

Please refrain from breaking the Second Commandment in the future.

Alice Bias

Barboursville

Reader's letter lacks respect for the president

I have read your newspaper for many years, and most of the time I have considered it to report the news fairly, objectively and in good taste. Even opposing sides to an issue have, for the most part, been treated with equal respect. However, I am angry, surprised and disappointed that you allowed a letter to the editor to be printed in which the individual who wrote it called the president of the United States a fool.

The fact that I disagree with this writer is not the issue. It is the lack of respect shown by the writer. It is perfectly all right to disagree with one side or the other on an issue, but it is contemptuous to stoop to name calling. I am surprised that your newspaper allowed this letter to be printed. If I had been the editor, I'd have sent it back for a rewrite and wouldn't have allowed it to be published in a newspaper whose usually high standards were, in my opinion, compromised by his being allowed to resort to name calling in a public media column.

We all should learn to choose our words carefully and to disagree while maintaining respect for those who disagree with us.

It isn't what he said; he had the right to express his opinion. However, he did not have the right to show such a lack of respect for anyone, especially the president.

Joyce M. Porter

Milton

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