I was reading this article online when I came to the paragraph about American Idol ("Truth Beat Fiction," Arts & Culture, Jan. 4). Was that supposed to be funny? "What's-her-name" beat Bo Bice? Try checking out the sales and radio play charts and then tell us if "what's-her-name" is a merely the person who got in Bo Bice's way on the road to fame and stardom. The numbers tell the story. I assume this writer knows how to read them since he seems to be the resident expert on all things "entertainment."
A Center for Children
I understand that the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center was unintentionally omitted from "The Right Fit" (News & Features, Dec. 14).
It would be wonderful if you could let your readers know about our facility, as we may be able to provide assistance to their children.
The Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center is a nonprofit speech and hearing clinic located on the North Side of Richmond. Our mission is to provide speech, language and hearing services to children, with fees based on their families' ability to pay. Medical insurance does not always pay for these types of services. We offer help. For more information, readers are invited to visit our Web site at www.childspeech.org.
Thank you, Style Weekly, for raising awareness about area nonprofit organizations.
Robin K. Olivier, executive director Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center
We misspelled Sidney Squire's name in the January issue of Home Style ("Stewards of History," Cover Story, Jan. 4).
In the same issue, we printed incorrect prices for some items shown in "Discoveries." Shades of Light's sculpted iron lamp with shade is $395; its Jonathan Adler lamp with shade is $135. Storehouse's Pomez table lamp is $559.
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