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Won't Support Exploitation

RECEIVED Mon., Jan. 29, 2018

Dear Editor,
    I will be pleased to consider "sending us a couple of bucks" [“Page Three: Still Free After All These Years, But …,” Jan. 26] once the Chronicle stops profiting from the exploitation of women's bodies (e.g., ads on page 58).
Marsha Krause Patterson

Pimping Out the Parkland

RECEIVED Mon., Jan. 29, 2018

Dear Editor,
    I would appreciate the Chronicle revisiting the gross mismanagement of the watershed in Mr. G's park. A significant number of very large cottonwood trees have fallen due to the city's mismanagement and delay in correcting this problem. It appears that the remedy now requires the removal of even more trees. The council representative whose jurisdiction includes this area appears more interested in pimping out the parkland rather than seeing that this park is afforded the same respect as Zilker Park. This land has far more than just monetary value. This city professes to value their trees but only in certain areas of the city. Is the city "code compliant" in dealing with this watershed problem? What don't they get about the term "parkland"? Thanks.
Steven Stump

Big Questions

RECEIVED Thu., Jan. 25, 2018

Dear Editor,
    The big question has long been, "Why is AISD on Fifth Street near Lamar?" ["Location, Location, Location," News, Jan. 26.] The main building has long been north central, near Highland Mall. The secondary question is, "Why has AISD not maintained what was a brand-new building?" The first question remains unanswered after nearly 35 years. The second question raises unsettling issues about the management and administration of AISD. They have an important mission, but do not seem to take it seriously.
Caroline Reynolds
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