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Soble's will be back; Saving another life doesn't dismiss grief over lives lost; Nazi analogy startling, but accurate 

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Soble's will be back
I don't even know really how to start this, so here it goes. I can't believe the comments that were made in your Tastemakers section about Soble's Tastemakers, March 7.

When did you guys become authorities on when a restaurant should retire?

I have people come up to me every day and tell me how much they miss Soble's.

We are looking for a new Fan location so retirement will be short-lived.

Eric H. Soble



Saving another life doesn't dismiss grief over lives lost
I would like to respond to the letter written by Sheila Hamilton Letters, March 14.

I regret the loss of her sons and wish her peace of mind.

I would like to address her concern about the lack of sensitivity of the doctors and staff at MCV (Street Talk, Feb. 29).

I worked for five years in the emergency room, and not one time did I ever see the medical staff lack sincere sadness when they could not save a life.

When someone dies and an organ is needed, there is very little time to retrieve the organs of the deceased. The deceased person must remain on life support until a decision is made to donate or not. So while this may appear as a slap in the face, which I believe is not intended, it is just the desire to save a life when one has just been lost.

Debbie Lynn



Nazi analogy startling, but accurate
Congratulations to Style Weekly for having the guts to print Brooke Saunders' piece about corporate control of the airwaves Back Page, April 4.

The Nazi comparison is startling but not, I think, inaccurate. The desire of corporations to control mass media solely for maximum profit is dangerously anti-democratic.

The consumer-oriented homogenization of American culture waters down the delightful spice of our melting pot and reduces cultural expression to a matter of mere financial gain. Ideas and perspectives that are not "marketable" or that run counter to the corporate greed agenda do not generally get the attention they might deserve.

Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" should have taught us that not all tyranny is overt — subtle tactics can yield surprising results, just ask the advertising industry. This battle to dominate the airwaves is but one of a host of examples of an unrecognized fascism. Look around and think for yourself — if you dare.

Lee Carleton
(Editor's note: Lee Carleton also is a Back Page contributor.)




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