Letters to the Editorhttp://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/LettersAll the FLS News Lettersen-usajschmdit@fredericksburg.comsupport@fredericksburg.com Military suicideshttp://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2014/092014/09022014/854803 <span style="font-family:Prensa-Semibold;">L</span><span style="font-family:Prensa-Regular;">AST WEEK, a soldier <line/>stationed at Virginia's <line/>Fort Lee, near Petersburg, barricaded herself in the base's Combined Arms Support Command headquarters and fatally shot herself. She died later at a hospital. </span> She was identified as Sgt. 1st Class Paula M. Walker, 33, of Yonkers, N.Y. She'd been in the military nearly 14 years, had served a 15-month combat tour in Iraq in 2007 and 2008, and had been stationed at Fort Lee since December 2011.... When price is king, quality is left at the gatehttp://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2014/092014/09022014/854546 PROVIDENCE, R.I.<span style="font-family:Prensa-Regular;">--Americans are in the dumps about their future. What does that have to do with legroom in economy class? Everything.</span> The middle class sees its stature shrinking in the global pecking order and in a culture that favors money over well-being. There can be no better example for this than the indignities of flying economy....Use common sense when planting street treeshttp://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2014/092014/09022014/854069 Use common sense when planting street trees As fall planting season approaches, I write to encourage my neighbors to plant trees and to discourage the city of Fredericksburg and Tree Fredericksburg from planting street trees in tight spaces and without the full cooperation of the residents and neighbors who will be affected by the trees.... Changing name won't hurt D.C.'s NFL teamhttp://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2014/092014/09022014/854059 At one time, I have to admit, I stood with those who did not want the Redskins' name changed. Political correctness was running amok! Who was it really hurting? But as more and more Native Americans have spoken out against the name, my views have changed. Though it will probably not cause Daniel Snyder to re-examine the issue, I would like to explain why, and it comes down to the two primary groups involved. On the one hand, we have the Native American people. They have been driven off their land, massacred, decimated by disease and forced onto reservations, where they were forced to abandon their culture. To this day, their life expectancy is lower, alcoholism is higher and day-to-day life is a struggle. Granted, in light of these problems, 90 percent of Native Americans have more to worry about than the name of a football team. But does that mean they don't wince when they hear it?...