Flagrant Manipulation: the New Times Crime And it's a felony: Can the editor explain which parts of Jeremy Rose's deliberate act of buying and transporting cocaine and his brother's participation in a gang that deliberately sabotaged a public school are mistakes? That's how writer Roger Williams described them ("One Strike and You're Out on the Street,"June 15). Apparently the only mistake was getting caught. But, wait! A deliberate felonious act cannot be a mistake. What might be a mistake, though, is the deliberate attempt by a newspaper reporter and editor to manipulate its readers. Don't you think that law-abiding family members being sentenced for the crimes of others -- by a stupid bureaucracy, mind you -- is story enough to move readers?
In my opinion you've planted in the readership's mind a cloud of suspicion not only in the story but in the veracity of any story to appear in New Times. Ironic that it is, that would be a terrible shame. A mistake.
Editors Note: Let's let the readers decide. The American Heritage Dictionary defines mistake as: an error or a fault resulting from defective judgment, deficient knowledge, or carelessness.
Meet Richard, Jen's New Lamaze Coach Dear Jen: I've been meaning to write for a while to tell you how much I enjoy (and envy) your work. The recent attacks from the Estrella Del Mar crowd, however, have troubled me to the extent that I don't want to put it off any longer ("¿Como Se Dice Angry and Rambling?"Letters, June 1). Screw 'em! You do a great job, and if they can't stand the heat ('Nuff said!)I hope your pregnancy is going well. I'm the father of three kids. I'm a little out of practice (my youngest just turned 11), but if you need any Lamaze assistance, I'm sure my wife will lend me out.
By the way, I live in Boca but work near the Omni. Sure wish there was a decent (or otherwise) all-you-can-eat Chinese joint around here like King's in North Miami Beach, or that place that just opened in Deerfield Beach, or Dim Sum Village in Coral Springs. Any suggestions?