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Made in Mysteryland
Sunday August 27, 2006

To the Editor:

I buy mangoes from Mexico, shrimp from Indonesia, clothes sewn in
Belarus, toys made in China, Barossa Valley wine from Australia and
tomatoes from the next county over. All of these were clearly labeled as
to where they were produced.

How about posting on the pump what country the gas is from?

SHARON LUBKIN
Raleigh, N.C., Aug. 24, 2006



Up From Ground Zero: Memory and Defiance
Sunday Sept. 23, 2001

To the Editor:
    I suggest rebuilding the twin towers as big as they were, but as a
framework only. In the daylight they would be a gleaming scaffold that is
visibly, permanently empty; at night, the towers' lights would sparkle in
the skyline, as they should.
    The visitors standing on the plaza inside the framework would have no
walls around them or ceilings over them, but they would feel the weight of
what were once the tallest buildings in the world, and the fragility of
their skeleton.

SHARON LUBKIN
Raleigh, N.C., Sept. 21, 2001