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  • Letter to the editor: Put a name to your words

  • My Letter to the Editor of March 13 must have struck a raw nerve with a "private caller." The man called this writer before I even had read my own editorial.
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  • My Letter to the Editor of March 13 must have struck a raw nerve with a "private caller." The man called this writer before I even had read my own editorial.
    He said I had the audacity to wonder if perhaps the "bars had taken over the Bagnell Dam strip." I wonder if this brave man who evidently knew I was a lady and took the time to locate me said, and I quote, "Lady, wake up and smell the roses. The strip would dry up if it weren't for the bars."
    It is particularly scary for me to have an unknown caller not only look up my number but to yell at me especially since I am, in addition to being a lady, a handicapped lady via my voice mail. I hope in the future any of these hot headed individuals who happen to disagree with my opinion would at least answer in-kind via an editorial and leave their name.
    In a "free" America, that my husband was wounded defending our right to freedom of speech, the naysayers should be brave enough to accept a difference in opinion and not invade my personal space.
    I will refer any future harassment to my personal space to law enforcement officials. I appreciate this paper's courage in printing my editorials as I have written them.
    Freedom of Speech, whether you like it or not, can be expressed without shouting and getting "personal."

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