Letters to the Editorhttp://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/LettersAll the FLS News Lettersen-usajschmdit@fredericksburg.comsupport@fredericksburg.com Code should stipulate second stairwellhttp://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2014/042014/04172014/831198 Code should stipulate second stairwell In reading the tragic article in the paper about the Avery family and the loss of their 6-month-old daughter, a flash came to mind.... Heroin heartbreakhttp://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2014/042014/04172014/831124 N<span style="font-family:Prensa-Regular;">O NEED to look at Hollywood, and see names like Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith, to find evidence of the deadly scourge of heroin abuse. You can look much closer to home.</span> As The Free Lance-Star's Keith Epps and Portsia Smith reported this week, growing use and a rising death toll can be found much closer to home: Stafford has seen 12 heroin overdose deaths in the last 14 months; Culpeper County, 20 deaths since January 2013. Statewide, the number was 197 last year, according to figures from the chief medical examiner's office, or nearly twice the toll from just two years earlier....Expansion will add to out-of-control debthttp://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2014/042014/04172014/831039 Expansion will add to out-of-control debt I would define borrowing as a 60 percent growth in the national debt in just five years. Under this president and Congress, we have seen the largest growth in debt ever. We owe more than $17 trillion.... Medicare reform should be market-basedhttp://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2014/042014/04172014/831031 I am responding to Howard Owen's April 12 column ["If we choose to pay less, we'll be getting less"]. Mr. Owen refers specifically to Medicare. Rapidly rising Medicare spending is a major cause of the federal government's budget problems....State government ought to stay out of religionhttp://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2014/042014/04172014/831026 State government ought to stay out of religion Dale Taylor's letter ["A moral crisis," April 13] was right on target. I praise him for pointing out the moral dilemma this nation is in....Religion editorial confusing to readhttp://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2014/042014/04172014/831025 Religion editorial confusing to read I had to work hard to decipher the April 13 editorial titled "Right call on religion."... On the front porch, mom remembers a herohttp://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2014/042014/04172014/830514 ATLANTA<span style="font-family:Prensa-Regular;">--We all have a favorite place. U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Ristau's was the front porch.</span>...Prom night act of kindness appreciatedhttp://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2014/042014/04172014/830368 Prom night act of kindness appreciated I'm a junior at North Stafford High School and attended our prom on April 5. Right before, my date and I went to dinner at Kobe Japanese Steakhouse....Thanks, MWHhttp://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2014/042014/04172014/830055 Thanks, MWH Here I go again about Mary Washington Hospital and the staff. I had some tests done on my heart. The staff was so very nice and they treated me like a queen.... Internationalization will not stifle dissenthttp://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2014/042014/04172014/830054 SACRAMENTO, Calif.<span style="font-family:Prensa-Regular;">--There's a reason we all love to "reply" to emails we receive, while striving to avoid an inappropriate "reply all." Internet addresses can be so messy, and even the tiniest error misdirects our communication. Soon the Internet addressing challenge will be even more difficult, as "Top Level Domains" (TLDs) mushroom from a handful of familiar ones (.com, .org, .gov, .uk) <line/> to a flock of hundreds, many written in unfamiliar alphabets.</span> But typographical challenges are not what's been roiling the Internet world lately. The major excitement came a few weeks ago when the Commerce Department announced that the United States will soon relinquish its oversight of the Internet itself.... For some, one casualty could be free speechhttp://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2014/042014/04172014/827848 DENVER<span style="font-family:Prensa-Regular;">--Bill Clinton to the rescue?</span> You bet. The former president recently spoke forcefully about an Obama administration plan that could aid authoritarian regimes in their efforts to muffle the liberating voice of the Internet and transform it instead into a tool bolstering their own life-diminishing agendas....