German leader admonishes nationto 'write more love letters'

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7 October 2004 , BERLIN - German President Horst Koehler admonished the nation Wednesday to "write more love letters" instead of e-mail and phone text-messaging. "It is a sad comment on our times when we hear that young people spend hours every day text-messaging each other on their mobiles instead of talking face-to-face," he said during ceremonies unveiling new commemorative stamps. "It would be better to sit down and write a letter to a friend or a loved one," added the former managing director of the I

7 October 2004

BERLIN - German President Horst Koehler admonished the nation Wednesday to "write more love letters" instead of e-mail and phone text-messaging.

"It is a sad comment on our times when we hear that young people spend hours every day text-messaging each other on their mobiles instead of talking face-to-face," he said during ceremonies unveiling new commemorative stamps.

"It would be better to sit down and write a letter to a friend or a loved one," added the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

"I suggest people ought to write more love letters," Koehler added. "The world would be a better place for it."

DPA

Subject: German news

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