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Frankie Guzzardo, Phil Bertoni and Bill Gossett respond to the commentary on Kelly McEvers' article

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The three responses below refer to the Perspectives article posted in LDN on Nov. 13:


To the editor:

Thank you. This is a well-written response. Kelly McEvers' article was one-sided. Maybe this response will balance out the facts.

Frankie Guzzardo


Thanks for getting a quick and thoughtful response to the NPR article.

Your assessment -- "The shot she fired was aimed far from our local citizens and politicians, and even beyond our state politics. McEvers fired her shot at Washington, D.C., and used her hometown of Lincoln to criticize the policies of our national government and how this has affected the Midwest" -- was well put!

I only quibble, and quibble vociferously, about your stance on the concealed carry law -- this is a step way back to the Old West days of carrying around firearms.

Phil Bertoni


[to top of second column in this set of letters]

In short -- very well-written! ALSO, I am certain that Ms. McEvers did not intend for her article be deemed to be one of negativism about her hometown, rather an insight into the problems of small-town America in these very difficult times.

Bill Gossett

[Posted November 14, 2013]

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