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Letters to the editor

By Staff
Thanks for writing about animals
Dear Publisher,
I appreciated the prominence you gave the news that The Humane Society has taken over management of the animal shelter and animal control in Escambia County. This is one of the best things that's ever happened in this community. There is a well documented link between treatment of animals and treatment of other humans. Animal cruelty is emerging as a predictor of violence towards people. A truly decent person is kind to animals. Among other things, a truly decent community pulls together to alleviate animal suffering and promote animal welfare. I expect the people of Escambia County will support the Humane Society generously as volunteers and with donations.
Susan Graves
Brewton, AL 36426
New stamp to honor 9-11 heroes
To the editor:
The Postal Service, through its commemorative stamp program, has a long history of promoting awareness about a multitude of social causes that affect people throughout the United States and around the world.
The Brewton Post Office would like to encourage all patrons to take advantage of The Heroes of 2001 semipostal stamps. These semipostal stamps help provide assistance to the families of the emergency relief personnel killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty in connection with the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the U.S. Postal Service is challenging its employees and local citizens to use the Heroes of 2001 postage stamp on their cards and letters.
The price of the Heroes of 2001 stamp is 45 cents and is valid for postage in the amounts of the First-Class Mail single-piece, first-ounce letter rate in effect at the time of purchase, which is currently 37 cents. The difference between the price of the stamp and the First-Class Mail postage rate (minus Postal Service costs) will be transferred to FEMA.
On July 298, 1998, the U.S. Postal Service issued our nation's first semipostal stamp, the Breast Cancer Research stamp, which was scheduled to be sold through Dec. 31, 2003. However, the sale has been extended until further notice.
The Heroes of 2001 stamp may be purchased at Post Offices, by calling toll-free 800-STAMP-24; and by accessing the Postal Service Web site at www.usps.com.
Thank you,
Lynn S. Rives
Postmaster