The Kansan encourages readers to express their views about upcoming election through letters to the editor. Polticial letters should be 250 words or fewer. No rletters concering the upcoming election will be acccepted after Oct. 30 — one week prior to the election. They may be edited for length, good taste and to eliminate potentially libelous statements. Include your name, telephone number and address so we can verify you wrote the letter. Letters published must include the author’s name and hometown. You may send your letter by mail to: The Newton Kansan, P.O. Box 268, 121 W. Sixth St., Newton KS 67114; by fax to 283-2471 or by e-mail to email@example.com.