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Letters To The Editor

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State should wait a year on lottery scholarships

The fight in the House over the academic standards to set for scholarships from the Tennessee lottery once again points out that we should operate the lottery for a year, see how much money it generates, and then determine the level of scholarship funding. More

Would things be different if women ran America?

Powerful women are once again making business news. This week Young & Rubicam named Ann Fudge as its chairwoman and CEO

Jayson Blair is a study in compassionate racism

As newspaper editors convened denial-control meetings, New York Times executive editor Howell Raines went ahead and admitted what was obvious to anyone without a blankie over his head: Of course it's about race. More

PGA Tour might need a mulligan this year

We pity the poor professional golf establishment. They More

Sam Lacy was authentic sports journalism pioneer

Sam Lacy was a pioneering journalist, yet even many hardcore baseball and sports fans neither know his name nor have heard about his exploits. More

Letters To The Editor

To comment on a City Paper story or local issue, send us a typed letter 100 words or less (with zip code and a daytime phone number for verification) to: letters@nashvillecitypaper.com, or Editor, The City Paper, P.O. Box 158434, Nashville, TN 37215. Letters may be edited to fit. There is no guarantee letters received will be printed. More

Letters To The Editor

To comment on a City Paper story or local issue, send us a typed letter 100 words or less (with zip code and a daytime phone number for verification) to: letters@nashvillecitypaper.com, or Editor, The City Paper, P.O. Box 158434, Nashville, TN 37215. Letters may be edited to fit. There is no guarantee letters received will be printed. More

Jayson Blair, a promising 27-year-old reporter, has ruined his career. And The New York Times has suffered a "huge black eye," in the words of its publisher. More

From whores to the

The Murfreesboro Road Business Association and Metro Police are doing all they can to eliminate prostitution and drugs in the area.

All-white prom night takes away from

Put yourself in the shoes of a 17-year-old black student at Taylor County High School in Butler, Ga., about 150 miles south of Atlanta. More

Trade restrictions only increase riches for few

Maytag recently announced it's moving its Galesburg, Ill., production facility to Mexico. A group called Americans Against NAFTA has protested Maytag's decision. More

The world of journalism, if not the world at large, is abuzz with the sins of Jayson Blair, the 27-year-old former New York Times reporter who committed the most outrageous breech of journalistic ethics in recent memory. More

Democrats could move ahead if they

The Clintons are back. Sidney Blumenthal

Letters To The Editor

To comment on a City Paper story or local issue, send us a typed letter 100 words or less (with zip code and a daytime phone number for verification) to: letters@nashvillecitypaper.com, or Editor, The City Paper, P.O. Box 158434, Nashville, TN 37215. Letters may be edited to fit. There is no guarantee letters received will be printed. More

Time-savers for Metro

As vice mayor, Howard Gentry has an interesting dilemma on his hands. He is trying to figure out in as diplomatic a way possible how to streamline Metro Council meetings. More

Democrats double dealing with their soft money ban

Boy, it sure didn't take long for the less-avaricious-than-thou Democrats to reveal their hypocrisy. No sooner did a three-judge federal panel strike down several provisions of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, including its ban of soft money, than did the Democratic Party kick off a new "soft money" campaign. More

Gun lobbies cash in with congressional protection

Early last Oct. 22, Conrad Johnson got up early, kissed his wife Denise and two sons goodbye, and went off to his job as bus driver for Montgomery County, Md. A couple of hours later, as he prepared to pick up his first passengers for the day, Johnson was shot and killed in the doorway of his bus: the last of the Washington area sniper victims. More

Letters To The Editor

To comment on a City Paper story or local issue, send us a typed letter 100 words or less (with zip code and a daytime phone number for verification) to: letters@nashvillecitypaper.com, or Editor, The City Paper, P.O. Box 158434, Nashville, TN 37215. Letters may be edited to fit. There is no guarantee letters received will be printed. More

Letters To The Editor

To comment on a City Paper story or local issue, send us a typed letter 100 words or less (with zip code and a daytime phone number for verification) to: letters@nashvillecitypaper.com, or Editor, The City Paper, P.O. Box 158434, Nashville, TN 37215. Letters may be edited to fit. There is no guarantee letters received will be printed. More