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Posted - Dec. 3, 2003 at 5:48 p.m.



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We’ve received responses to a couple of recent KSL editorials we’d like to pass along.

In one editorial, KSL said “the most effective solution” to the nation’s obesity epidemic “remains the most simplistic remedy of all: eat less and exercise more.”

Julie Umphenour offered the view that “many who suffer from obesity are not over eaters.”

“In fact, many are very conscious about what they eat and eat healthier than many ‘skinny’ people.”

“I have seen families where the children were at opposites of obesity and thin. These children ate the same and shared the same activities with their siblings. Which raises the question of why such differences occur within families.”

In another editorial, KSL praised the implementation of digital government. Now hundreds of government services are available online at virtually any time.

Edwin Schreiner agreed the digital services are beneficial, but he assailed the policy of some agencies to charge a 3% fee for using a credit card to pay for the services.

“I’ve been using a credit card for more than 20 years and a 3% fee, just for its use, is nothing less than stealing.”

As always, we appreciate hearing from you, our viewers and listeners. If you have an opinion you’d like to share, write us at KSL Broadcast House, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84110 or on the Internet at www.ksl.com.

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