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RECEIVED Wed., March 1, 2017

Dear Editor,
    Considering the subject matter of this article [“Sexual Assault Advocates Demand Answers for Rape Kit Negligence,” News, March 1] I would think that you would be considerate enough to make your headline less ambiguous. Saying "Sexual Assault Advocates" makes it sound like they are advocates for sexual assault when you actually mean "sexual assault victims' advocates" or something similar. Please be more conscientious in the future.
Catherine Kuck

Illegal for a Reason

RECEIVED Wed., March 1, 2017

Dear Editor,
    I would like to express my opinion on Montinique Monroe's article “Texas Vets Push for Marijuana Reform” [News, Feb. 23]. I realize that the vets go through a lot of pain on a daily basis and take lots of medicine for it but I do not think that they should be allowed to use marijuana at all. Marijuana is illegal for a reason and if we allow them to use it, it will make it an easier possibility to be used recreationally by the public. If however they do decide to legalize it, it should be heavily taxed and require a specific license to purchase to prevent it from being purchased by people other than vets.
Mathieu Kuhn

Thanks for That

RECEIVED Tue., Feb. 28, 2017

Dear Editor,
    Food for thought/Thought for food – Kudos to Brandon Watson for his endnote in the review of Grizzelda's [Food, Feb. 24]. It's time that someone spoke up about the expectations of fair pricing based on the color of the provider's skin. Thanks for calling it out and for serving it up to our collective consciousness.
Robin Baker

Not a Civilized Comparison

RECEIVED Mon., Feb. 27, 2017

Dear Editor,
    Louis Black wrote in the Feb. 24 edition of the Chronicle ["Page Two: It Is the Worst of Times, It Is the Worst of Times"]: "There is no significant difference between the ideology, methodology, and ambitions of the extreme Christian fundamentalist right and the Muslim absolute jihadists."
    Oh, please. I'm no Christian and I'll put my atheist bona fides up against anyone, but the comparison of jihadists – who are bent on world control, who chop off the arms of children in front of their parents, and who fly passenger jets into the sides of skyscrapers – to modern Christians of any sort is the sort of moral equivocation that rational, and civilized, people do not make.
    For shame, Mr. Black, for shame.
Mike Rentner

Irresponsible Allegation

RECEIVED Fri., Feb. 24, 2017

Dear Editor,
    In his reply to my letter [“For the Record,” Feedback, Feb. 24], Michael King falsely states, again without calling me, that "Lewis apparently has made no attempt to 'call' or otherwise speak with Medical School or Central Health personnel, while widely disseminating his inflammatory and irresponsible charges that they are misappropriating Central Health funds and violating state law." I have talked over the last six months to numerous Central Health board members and representatives as well as Medical School personnel about my concerns. I am more than happy to talk to others, although Central Health and UT have been circulating this false rumor for weeks which you fell for. As for the irresponsible allegation by you as a non-lawyer against my position, many lawyers and other experts believe what UT has done is illegal. Challenge your assumptions.
Fred Lewis
   [Michael King responds: I am delighted to learn that Fred Lewis has spoken with Medical School and Central Health personnel (who circulated no rumors to me), although no evidence of those discussions has been reflected in his two tendentious, prosecutorial briefs on the subject. Perhaps his inevitable next effusion will address these omissions, as a simple courtesy if not a legal obligation. Thus far, headline repetitions of his allegations have been entirely unpersuasive.]
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