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News wasn’t weird

Joel Hildebrandt
Saturday June 22, 2002

To the editor: 

I enjoyed your article on the "Wearing Wool" calendar from Portland, Maine, (6/28/02: "Spinsterhood in Maine a woolly way of life".) However, I don't think this article belongs in a section entitled "News of the Weird", with tiny pet cows. The idea that women (and men) of all ages should be proud of their bodies should not be considered weird. Given all the media/diet hype preaching youth and skinniness, I think this article should be considered an inspiration. Perhaps your paper needs a new short news section. 


Joel Hildebrandt