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Dear Editor,

Our inaction registers as support of the current administration’s policies. I believe there are other roads to achieving security than invading Iraq.

One road is energy self-sufficiency. Our dependence on fossil fuel and the pipelines and ships that are needed to transport it makes us insecure. Not only are we spending billions protecting oil in the Middle East, the Bush administration has committed 10 American helicopters and training personnel to protect the oil pipeline in Columbia. The U.S. has become a country by corporations for corporations.



Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins have stated, “Just making cars about three miles per gallon more efficient could eliminate all the Persian Gulf oil imports.”

Implementing efficiency and conservation following the oil embargo in the seventies caused major reductions in our oil imports. Increasing the energy efficiency of products is a better solution to our energy security than controlling the supplies in the Middle East and supporting repressive regimes like those in Saudi Arabia and Egypt.



If you oppose our country’s hawkish approach to attaining security, please attend one of the rallies opposing invading Iraq on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002. In Washington, D.C., people are meeting at 11 a.m. at the Vietnam War Memorial and marching to the White House. In Glenwood Springs, there will be a local Peace March starting at 1 p.m. in Sayre Park. From the park, people will march to the office of U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis at the Hotel Colorado. For information call 963-9852.

Cathleen Krahe

Carbondale

Dear Editor,

The Helping Hands Group of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church would like to thank the community for coming to our Harvest Festival for lunch and to shop for quilts, baked goods and other handmade items. Largely through your generosity we were able to meet our financial goal.

We also receive matching funds from Thrivent (formerly Lutheran Brotherhood).

We will be donating $5,000 to the fund for this summer’s Coal Seam Fire victims. We are pleased to be able to reach out to the community in this way.

Sally Thompson

Glenwood Springs

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