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Letters to the Editor

Saturday September 9, 2000 12:04 am EDT

Undercovered??
I was stunned while reading James Rozzi's article in Suitable Venues (CL, Aug 17) when he said that freely improvised music has taken a solid foothold here and gives credit for the packed house at the Peter Brotzmann/Chicago Tentet concert, June 28 at the Variety to the promoters and active venues. I beg to differ with his conclusion. As I recall, extensive coverage was provided...

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Letters to the Editor

Saturday September 2, 2000 12:04 am EDT

Bookmarked
After reading Luke Boggs' article on the racist policies of William McClure and the Atlanta-Fulton County Library ("Diversity Debacle," CL, Aug. 26) I can only say, "OUTSTANDING!"Boggs took a log, whittled it down to its core, then sharpened one end and drove it solidly through their stinking hearts. (P.S. Luke, get a little personality, you sound too much like Joe Friday.)-- Mike...

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Letters to the Editor

Saturday August 26, 2000 12:04 am EDT

Hand-picked subjectivity
?Greg Land's characterization of Shirley Clarke Franklin, in the article concerning Gloria Tinubu's candidacy ("The Outsider," CL, Aug. 12), as "the hand-picked successor to Mayor Bill Campbell," was highly unethical, totally non-objective and the worst kind of "cheap shot." It was an unsubstantiated slur and an exercise of extremely poor journalism. Shirley Franklin is...

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Letters to the Editor

Saturday August 19, 2000 12:04 am EDT

When politics replace principles
Only in an election year can political commentators twist themselves with greater facility than any sideshow contortionist. Luke Boggs slithers to the other side of the road by attacking the regressive nature of the Georgia Lottery ("Zell's Legacy," CL, Aug. 12). Interesting that a conservative voice would be against a form of taxation that involves personal...

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Letters to the Editor

Saturday August 12, 2000 12:04 am EDT
Impoverished testing?The Aug. 5 Scrawls cartoon depicting the student who failed his CRCT to get a teacher fired is both very poignant and ironic. The elevation of standardized tests to deity status is both sad and detrimental to real education reform. High stakes testing should not be used as the only criteria to judge a student, nor a teacher. Rather testing should be used as a tool to... | more...

Letters to the Editor

Saturday August 5, 2000 12:04 am EDT

Like a good neighbor
I would like to applaud Hollis Gillespie for her article "Slugs for Snitches," (CL, July 29) in which she was able to leave out the ethnicity of those so-called "trouble makers" in her neighborhood. So my response might be completely off base, but I'll give it anyway.?
?After digesting this story I couldn't help but think of a similar incident in our country's past. I am...

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Letters to the Editor

Saturday July 29, 2000 12:04 am EDT

Shot on Hoop Dreams

Perhaps it is due to the limited amount of available space and the general nature of editorial writing, but rarely have I read a piece so contentious and devoid of supporting fact as Amy Jinkner-Lloyd's column "As plain as black and white" (July 15). Given Ms. Jinkner-Lloyd's profession, she is undoubtedly aware of the numerous counter-arguments to her assertions. Since she...

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Letters to the Editor

Saturday July 22, 2000 12:04 am EDT

Grass not greener in Arizona
Looking at last week's "Scrawls" cartoon (July 15) which featured a couple who wondered why the former lush, green Georgia was now desert-like, I almost laughed aloud at the irony. Having spent the last six years in Arizona, I hate to tell you that many people in the Southwest wish there were more beautiful saguaro cacti and open desert areas.

Nowadays, thanks to...

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Letters to the Editor

Saturday July 15, 2000 12:04 am EDT

Let them drink permits
During a recent visit to Atlanta my son obtained a copy of the June 24 issue of Creative Loafing. The article, "What Drought?" by Ken Edelstein, addressed two important issues. One, that the amount of direct withdrawal by individuals and/or business property owners adjacent to and along the river is unknown but could be significant during drought. Two, the technology...

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Letters to the Editor

Saturday July 8, 2000 12:04 am EDT

Flagging support

I would like to respond to Lewis Charles' letter in the June 24 issue. First, I should set the stage: I am white, do not care for the current Georgia state flag, but do care for the Confederacy and the times before 1865. The latter simply because it is history and we cannot change it, right or wrong.

Now to Charles' letter. He is, by and large, right. Black people are...

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Letters to the Editor

Saturday June 17, 2000 12:04 am EDT

?"There's a basic rule which runs through all kinds of music, kind of an unwritten rule. I don't know what it is. But I've got it." ­ Ron Wood??



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Letters to the Editor

Saturday April 15, 2000 12:04 am EDT

Sad song
Jimmy Ginn's dilemma hinges on one simple fact which he fails - or refuses - to grasp: there is a difference between a copyright for a musical work (a song) and for a sound recording. He bought the sound recordings, not the songs. Yes, it's that simple.It's a shame that Jimmy didn't do a little homework before he shelled out half a mil for those master tapes, but it's clear that he is...

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