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Continued: Readers Write (Sept. 14): Michele Bachmann, orchestra, Syria, wages, Harvard and sexism, Vikings, food security, traffic lights

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FOOD INSECURITY

While young, put away money for the future

Food insecurity for millions of people in this great land is indeed, a sad affair (“ ‘Food insecurity’ up in households last year,” Sept. 6). When these people were earning their money in their younger years, do you think they put some of their earnings toward their retirement? Do you think they considered how much it would take? Of course, there are instances when someone did all they could and it just didn’t work. That should be the exception, not the norm. Hey, parents, are you letting your kids in on this? If not, it’s time to start them thinking about building their own future.

JOHN HUTAR, Plymouth

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TRAFFIC LIGHTS

Please fix timer on Park and Portland Avenues

Hooray for timed lights, smoother traffic flow and lower exhaust emissions in downtown Minneapolis. Now, please retime the traffic lights on Park and Portland Avenues. For the 13 years I have lived in south Minneapolis, the lights have been timed on those streets to allow smooth driving into and out of downtown. Now, they’re out of sync. To sit at red lights wasting gasoline, time and money is so frustrating.

JEAN PAGE, Minneapolis

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