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To the men who have written in complaining about Corvallis not getting the same percentage of story lines in the paper than Albany has: I'm wondering if there aren't more constructive things you all could be doing with your time rather than counting lines?

I love my morning paper and am grateful that there continues to be a motor route out in our area. I love going across the road to get the paper in the mornings and understand that when I'm annoyed when it's not in the tube that it's only because I miss it!

I moved to Corvallis from Portland in 1970 to go to Oregon State University. During the next 20 years I lived in both Corvallis and Albany until moving out to Kings Valley in 1990. Both Corvallis and Albany are wonderfully diverse cities. They both have their pluses and minuses but I feel they are equally balanced when it comes to entertainment, shopping (both grocery and other), and in their general livability.

Our world is continuing to change and I feel the paper has done a good job of reformatting the newspaper in world news, national news, sports, both local and national and especially local news. Yes, we now get news from our neighboring cities. This is a wonderful thing!

Try and broaden your sense of community. Embrace our neighboring cities and communities. Enjoy what they have to offer. Most of all, thank the Gazette-Times/Democrat-Herald for their continued daily publication. Other cities have not been so lucky.

Annie Bowen

Philomath (Nov. 5)

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