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Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001

By Staff
Cartoon was anti-Christian'
To the Editor:
As a mom, grandmom and great-grandmom, I've been a subscriber to The Meridian Star since they first had home delivery. Between my husband and myself the paper is read from page to page. I've always enjoyed it, but last Sunday morning when I opened the paper to the editorial page and saw the editorial cartoon, I looked at it and thought what I'm I seeing!
I looked at it again and I said this is blasphemy, I can't believe The Meridian Star would put such an anti-Christian cartoon in The Meridian Star.
How many pastors and Christians have noticed this and objected to it? It's little things like this that sneak in on us and lead up to the big mess later on.
When we allow something like this to be published, we get immune to it gradually until it gets like TV is today.
Thank you for letting me speak my mind.
Lou Duke
Meridian
Harry Potter' thoroughly entertaining
To the Editor:
The article in Friday's paper by Rheta Grimsley
Johnson really struck a chord with me. She and I share the same feelings about the new movie, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."
My sweet husband took me to see it. He'd already seen the movie with our grandson, but wanted me to see it because they enjoyed it so much.
I couldn't have been more entertained. "Harry Potter" reminded me of the Wizard of Oz, which my Daddy took me to see when I was four years old. Imagination is a wonderful thing for our children. There is too much reality in their young lives as it is.
Nanee Skelton
via e-mail
Beware the book burners'
To the Editor:
Being born in Meridian and spending the first 26 years of my life there, I knew they would finally appear. The book burners. They are now targeting movies and advertising. Be aware, they're the same as the 1950s bunch.
What's next? Women may not be seen in public without a man or in their burkas?
Get a grip, people. This is America, land of the free. Our soldiers are fighting for my right to take my kids to see Harry Potter as well as your right to "tote" a Bible. Furthermore, my God gave me free will.
Ned Hobgood
New Orleans
Veteran recalls war experiences
To the Editor:
The headline in the Friday edition of The Meridian Star, "Remember Pearl Harbor," had a dramatic photo of a veteran, Oliver Foster, and an interesting account of his experiences in World War II. It reminded me of my World War II experience, starting on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, after church service.
I was hunting large rabbits on the prairies around Carrington, N.D. with two friends from the school and county. Coming home from hunting, I turned on the radio to hear President Roosevelt's war speech. My friends and I assumed that we would be called to duty so we took our girlfriends to dinner in Jamestown, N.D.
I volunteered the next day, Monday, to my brother Larry, who could enlist me as a petty officer at $60 a month when new enlisted men received $21 a month. The pay for all of us increased shortly.
After training in the San Diego Navy base for a few months, I was popped off to sea from San Francisco, and was assigned to two other ships over almost four years. I had lots of scares.
I remember President Roosevelt's death while I was on my ship and the wild end of the war while I was in San Francisco.
Jack Schons
Meridian

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