Letters to the Editor - Jan. 31, 2011


Published: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 28, 2011 at 5:59 p.m.

My Sputnik moment

I am a Sputnik-inspired kid because my 1957 high school physics class built a radio to listen to it.

Also, because of Ike's challenge, I went to college specifically to become a scientist, and federal grants (NASA, NIH) helped in graduate school. I consider this started 40 years of my public service in world-class chemistry.

Articles in both The Sun (1/26) and the Wall Street Journal describe the awful level of capability in science in Florida schoolchildren. Now what? Abandon U.S. science in the 21st Century to the Chinese? Are Americans all totally crazy?

David A. Carlson,

Gainesville

Pro-choice bias

I read the Associated Press article titled "no higher mental health risk after abortion, study says." How about publishing an article that tells the other side of the story? There have been many other studies that would not agree with this.

It seems to me that you are being biased, doing some free advertising for the pro-choice crowd!

Regina Bailes,

Gainesville

What a beauty

I had the good fortune to see "Beauty and the Beast" at the Phillips Center on Wednesday. What a magnificent show!

It would be wonderful to hold "matinee" sessions for these types of shows so school-age children would have the opportunity to see what artistic beauty and innovation and imagination it takes to produce such entertainment.

Claudia Harris,

Gainesville

A swinging night

My husband and I would like to express our appreciation to the Buchholz Band and band boosters for bringing the Glenn Miller Orchestra to Gainesville. The performance was amazing. It had everyone tapping their toes and singing along. It was a very enjoyable night!

Linda Butcher,

Micanopy

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