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May 11, 2014

LETTERS: Rules about building materials restrictive; animal abuse is wrong

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Will there be repercussions? Probably!

Jim Shaffer

Kokomo

’Nurses lead way’at N. Indiana VA

I am very pleased to recognize an extraordinary group of employees at VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, who dedicate their many skills, talents and expertise in caring for veterans with genuine compassion: our nursing staff.

As we celebrate National Nurses’ Week with the national theme “Nurses Lead The Way,” let us be reminded that VA Northern Indiana Health Care System has more than 500 nurses within our facility who have worked very hard to earn degrees of varying levels for the direct care they provide. Our nurses take the job of helping and healing to new heights. This ever-changing VA offers many challenges in how we deliver health care, however, our nursing staff remains the constant in a sea of change by helping veterans achieve optimal health outcomes. Nurses work to ease the burdens our veterans experience, ensuring they receive their care with respect and dignity. Nurses truly show their care and concern for those we are so privileged to serve. Thank you for all that you do. We applaud your loyalty, commitment and enthusiasm for the profession we are so glad you chose!

I would like to thank all of the nurses, not only in the VA but as well as in our local communities for their dedication and devotion to such a caring profession of taking care of our loved ones. Happy Nurses Week and, truly, nurses lead the way.

Denise M. Deitzen

Director, N. Indiana

Health Care System

Penalties for animal abuse are too lax

In response to Ray Wilson’s letter to the editor about killing unneeded animals, God bless you, and God help the world.

I totally agree violence to animals is no different than violence to humans. As Sri Aurobindo once said, “Life is life — whether in a cat or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage.”

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