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To the Editor: And I disagree with Liz Marroquin about flying worn flags (R-E, May 9). The Flag Code contains specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used. They are: The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal. The flag should not be used as a drapery, or for covering a speakers desk, draping a platform, or for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes.
To the Editor: Jim and I would like to respond to the kind letter written about our marina last week by Frank and his group of boaters from Wisconsin (R-E, May 20). If only we could begin to tell you about these guys and how the whole marina interacts with all of our wonderful visitors. The "regulars" at our marina welcomed these guys with true Red Wing hospitality, as they always have done in the past. We have been known as "The Friendliest Marina on the River," and it is because of all the members in our marina that makes Red Wing Marina inviting to other boaters.
To the Editor: Over the Memorial Day weekend, a horrible tragedy occurred. Kevin Horvat, a loving father, husband, son, brother, coach, teacher, and friend passed away. In time of great tragedy it is easy to cast blame, shelter doubt, wonder about all the "what ifs." However, all of these reactions dishonor him and take away from the most important aspect of the man we all lost. Instead of dishonoring him, remember Kevin for what he was. Kevin Horvat was a giant among men. He cast a shadow so long that there are few of us, if any, who can ever fill the void he has left behind.
To the Editor: Which is more important, the fertilized egg of a bald eagle to come to full term and hatch or the fertilized egg of a human to come to full term and be born. This should not be a political issue or a conservative versus liberal issue. This is an issue of moral values. Congress has acted on the bald eagle issue, and the Supreme Court of the United States has acted on the human issue. If a person destroys the egg of an eagle, they can be fined up to $10,000 and sentenced up to two years in prison.
To the Editor: Who doesn't like a bit of magic? If you are a student in grades 2 through 8 you will have a chance to learn how to do magic with professional magician Kristoffer Olson on June 15 at the Sheldon Theater. Kristoffer performed his first professional magic show at the age of 9. He is an award-winning magician and also happens to be pretty funny. Kristoffer's magic class will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for second- through fourth-graders and 1 to 3:30 p.m.
To the Editor: When I was younger, the only people charging these kinds of interest rates were the mob. Now they moved their pin stripe suits into the banks. The Congress is complicit. What is wrong with a 15 percent limit on a credit card? Harry Urschel Hager City
To the Editor: I thank Tim Mundy for his challenge to Tim Kelly and the Republicans and for acknowledging that the majority of Americans don't endorse same-sex marriage (R-E, May 26). However, legalizing same-sex marriage shouldn't be a civil rights issue. Homosexuals need their rights protected through legalized civil unions that aren't labeled marriage, and they should be shown respect. The challenge for the majority is to protect gay rights without legalizing same-sex marriage.
To the Editor: I have serious reservations when elected representatives abdicate their roles when they argue to put an "issue to the people ... and to let the democratic process work" (Rep. Tim Kelly, R-E, May 21). Edmund Burke (1729-1797) said, "Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if be sacrifices it to your opinion." I expect two things of elected officials. First, they should study and research the issues that I don't always have time to do.
To the Editor: Norm Coleman should accept the court's decision and concede the U.S. Senate race to Al Franken. A recent poll showed that almost two-thirds of Minnesota voters feel that Norm Coleman should accept that he has lost the race. I stand with the majority of Minnesota and say it is time to send Al Franken to Washington, D.C. This process has been delayed far too long simply because the Republican Party has been trying to keep Franken's vote out of the Senate. In these tough economic times, Minnesota needs full representation.
To the Editor: After the recent legislative session it was great to watch an act of kindness that only cost a bit of time and had nothing to do with balanced budgets, stalemates, line item vetoes or politics as usual. How refreshing. Saturday morning we watched the valiant efforts of three young adults shepherding a mother mallard and her brood across busy Highway 61 from Cedar Street to the Mississippi River. It was no small effort as the young woman carried the babes in a big blue plastic container while mother duck followed. Two guys gently encouraged her on.