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Graffiti artists should refine talents

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Graffiti artists should refine talents

Our car is stopped at the railroad crossing. The gates are down, lights flashing, bells ringing. Here comes a train. This time it is not a passenger train but a very long freight train. We'll have to wait about five minutes.

Here come three huge engines pulling more than 100 cars. Some are coal cars, some oil tankers, another with building material. And here comes dozens and dozens of boxcars one right after another. All containing graffiti. You can't miss them -- they stare you right in the face.

I must say some of that artwork is quite good. These young men (I hope they aren't girls) who deface and destroy property should use their talents for themselves. Go to school, improve your talents and become artists.

America is a beautiful country -- don't destroy it, build it up. This is the land of opportunity.

Donna McMahon

Glen Ellyn

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