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No Shortage of Greatness

RECEIVED Mon., March 20, 2017

Dear Editors,
    Thanks to The Austin Chronicle for including deejay Larry Monroe in the list of nominees for induction into the 2017 Austin Music Hall of Fame. All on the list were exceptional and to Jack Pott’s point ["HOF Hopefuls," Feedback, March 17], Austin will never run out of great musicians and music industry luminaries to include!
    Larry’s mission when he moved to Austin in 1978 was to put local music on the air, and thanks to KUT and Sun Radio he had the opportunity to do that for more than 30 years. He was devoted to Austin musicians and worked tirelessly to promote their live performances as well as their records. He deeply appreciated his radio audience and would have been over the moon to receive this award. Thank you Chronicle readers for your recognition of a great Austin DJ! He was the real deal.
Ave Bonar


RECEIVED Fri., March 17, 2017

Dear Editor,
    True story. This was one of those what the fuck moments. My wife was in the woman’s bathroom at the Erwin Center during the recent Stevie Nicks concert. Some dude busted in screaming "I’m a girl, I’m a girl!" He went down the row, pushing every stall door open. My wife told him to get out. He pushed her down and ran out. She hurt and bruised her knee and sprained her wrist. He’s lucky I wasn’t there or this would have been a whole different story. An Erwin Center employee saw what happened and they kicked the guy out. Asked about pressing charges, they were told he didn’t break any laws by being in there. Well, isn’t that great? I doubt her story will be told since it backs up what Dan Patrick has said. Put this longtime, old Austin hippie behind the bathroom bill.
Larry Park

Affect the Effects

RECEIVED Thu., March 16, 2017

Dear Editor,
    I recently read the article titled “Naked City: Professors on Climate Change” from Feb. 24. It is great to see that climate change is being taken seriously, as far too often we are noticing more people putting off climate change because scientists do not agree on the exact numbers regarding the effects we are putting on our climate. However, it is important to note that while they may not agree on the exact numbers of these changes, we need to acknowledge that the general trends of what we are bringing our world to be [are] widely accepted. But rather than throwing facts and figures regarding climate change, we need to adopt a more personal approach that focuses on how it will affect specific communities in a way that resonates with them. By putting a monetary value on the effects we have, we are more likely to engage in a meaningful conversation that can truly affect the way we interact with the world.
Daren Simmons
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