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The visit by the prince to his daughter Asma upon a short letter from her and in response to her invitation is a clear indication of the close bonds between leaders and common people in the kingdom," the father said.
This short letter is intended to encourage pro-life activists who, like me, feel so discouraged at times by the passive attitude taken by many of our clergy with regard to life issues: abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, etc.
The old aphorism applies: 'I didn't have time to write you a short letter, so I wrote you a long one instead.
JUST a short letter regarding Geoff Critchley's attack (Letters, August 13) on Cllr Tony Sharps' comments.
The short letter, received today by Peres' military adviser Brigadier General Hasson Hasson, (http://www.
Mill" at a very real Upper East Side apartment building) was a short letter in which the sender explains himself:
The short letter, which did not name the youngster, said she was a close relative of a member of school staff.
It is a short letter but a letter that talks about nuclear programme and does suggest that we should consider getting into talks," Ashton told journalists as she arrived for a meeting of EU foreign ministers.
In a short letter I can recount only one memory: as a newly hired assistant professor of biology I was taken to lunch by an avuncular (and long since deceased) senior colleague from the history department.
In this rather short letter, you will have transmitted several messages:
Famous for his victories against the French in the Napoleonic Wars, Nelson apologises for the short letter, explaining "my left hand is tired".
One of the nicest public tributes after his death last week came from a Canadian, Daniel Kowbell of Toronto, who wrote a short letter to the editor of The New York Times.