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Best Unbiased Plug
I enjoyed your "Best Of" issue (March 11), despite its blatant (and understandable) Broward County bias. However, there is one category in the readers' poll where the voters made a serious error, probably due to their ignorance of the proper role of raw eggs and anchovies in making a caesar salad. To wit, Outback has the best imitation caesar salad. The best authentic caesar salad in the area is provided by DelGolfo Ristorante & Seafood, in Delray Beach. For those who enjoy and can appreciate a caesar salad that is not made with bottled dressing, DelGolfo is the place, trust me. They do a lot of other things well too, but you'll have to see for yourself. And no, I am not on their payroll.

Tim Ferrell
Delray Beach

Best Biased Plug
On behalf of the student and adult DJs at WKPX, I would like to thank you for selecting our station as the recipient of your Best Radio Station Award. While specialty-show DJs are totally responsible for their own programming, our school programmers are responsible for the sound you hear from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. These programmers make it possible for our sound to vary even during the school day. While we could computerize our programming, we've resisted that notion. Our mission remains to provide Broward County with a clear "alternative" to mainstream radio. For the last 16 years, we've tried to provide that for our listeners. Thanks again for your vote of confidence.

Patricia Swank, Station Manager
WKPX-FM (88.5)

BSO: Guilty of Crimes Against Swingers
I have never been in a swingers club, but at the same time, I think that if the establishment was licensed for business by Broward County, and if there isn't any illegal activity taking place inside this private club, the only violation I see is the disrespectful violation of the patrons' privacy by the Broward Sheriff's Office ("You Have the Right to Remain Flaccid," Paul Demko, February 25).

BSO should be held responsible for the use of force, for violating citizens' privacy, and more, in a court of law. There are real crimes taking place, such as drugs, burglary, prostitution, corruption, and more, to be concerned with -- the taxpayers' money should not be wasted on pursuing peoples' sexual activities behind closed doors.

Harry Taylor
via the Internet

A Little Pacifist in the Culture War
I am a Christian and favor the encouragement of good character qualities ("Little Soldiers in the Culture War," Bob Norman, February 18). However, they should not be taught legalistically or in such a way that all authority is seen as sacred. Just because God sets up authorities to maintain order in society does not mean that we should blindly follow them.

I think that Gothard and his supporters have forgotten that the people who rebelled in the '60s came from the '50s, the era of stifling conformity, shallow morality, and simplistic platitudes about life. I think Gothard's program is planting seeds for future rebellion; repression and legalistic rules never produce good fruit. Jesus Himself rebuked the Pharisees for these very things.

Marcia Montenegro
via the Internet

New-Millennium Hate Is Not a Family Value
I wrote an article a couple of years ago about corporate influence in both public and charter schools across the country. This included an examination of the activities of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Kentucky as well as the charter school experience in Wilmington, Delaware, with DuPont.

I just wonder how long it will be before they have these little kids marching the goose step in jackboots and gray uniforms, carrying banners with huge bloody crosses and AR-15s slung across their shoulders? Then begins the purification process where they start turning in their parents and relatives for unacceptable behavior in opposition to the expressed goals of the state -- or sacrificing one another in the name of Jesus.

Oh, the reactionary verities of the new world order. Are we on the cusp of the new millennium, or is it actually Berlin, 1938 all over again?

David Scott Coker
via the Internet

 
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