Magazine article Insight on the News


Magazine article Insight on the News


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Lieberman's Stance on Abortion Seems Hypocritical

I read "Political Faith" [Sept. 4] on Democratic vice presidential nominee Joseph Lieberman. During WW II, I was in the infantry in Europe. While there, I saw one of Hitler's death camps. Since the Allies were advancing so fast the Germans had to leave their dead inside their gas chamber. What struck me the most when I looked into the gas chamber, and I admit that it brought tears to my eyes, was the body of a little Jewish mother over by the wall holding and trying to shield her little baby girl from the gas. I thought what love that mother had, and I thanked God that I lived in a country where life had value.

Not any more, for 4,000 lives are taken daily by abortion, and hundreds by partial-birth abortion. And to think that Lieberman being a devout Jew voted five times to sustain Clinton's veto of the partial-birth abortion ban.

Hobert Neal Owensboro, Ky.

America's Route 66 Is Filled With Precious Memories

I enjoyed both Route 66 articles ["America's Road," Sept. 25, and "Greetings From Route 66," Sept. 23, 1996] by Stephen Goode and Rick Kozak. I traveled each mile with them in memory. We originally came from Chicago in the Depression days of 1933 as newlyweds. It was a trip of hope into the unknown. The road was two lanes and several sections weren't paved. There were many delays because of road construction and we had to stop for 26 tire repairs. It took 10 days to reach Los Angeles. The road was not called Route 66 then and there were no maps available at the time.

Now, at 91, I am widowed and live alone beside Route 66, 30 miles east of Barstow, Calif. …

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