Letters for November 8, 2001

Cut the bureaucrats some slack

I have never had a waitress cut me off in the middle of ordering and happen to love the fresh olives that come in the house salad. The atmosphere is very friendly, and the food is definitely comforting. I don't know, maybe you have to be a different kind of person to appreciate good Italian food. I know that I know how to eat, and I am not headed for anorexia or obesity; I plan to stay balanced.

Maybe the person who wrote the article has too many other things on her mind? I don't know, that's just my opinion. Thank you for your time.

Colette Varese
via the Internet

No retraction here: I recently read an unpleasant article published by your newspaper regarding Conca D'Oro. I found it to be overly critical and unnecessarily unfavorable.

I am requesting that this article be retracted from your newspaper. I believe that the critic's remarks are exaggerated and unfounded. It's unfair to the hard-working family that owns the establishment and to the staff.

Genevieve Rupelli
via the Internet

Bonding in the audience: Thank you for printing Ronald Mangravite's deeply felt article about the healing power of live theater ("Getting Personal," October 11). New York Mayor Giuliani has asked people to "go see a show," and your writer not only did so but wrote about the experience for all of us in South Florida.

Live theater is relevant, meaningful, and healing in times of strife. Caldwell Theatre Company in Boca Raton will soon pay tribute to our local firemen, policemen, and paramedics at performances of Concertina's Rainbow, a new play concerned with the effects of war and how people give one another hope for the future. Producing a new and important play, and praising our own courageous citizens at the same time, is the least we can do.

Playwright Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive) says theater has the "immediacy of flesh talking to flesh, of actors sharing space, time, and breath with a living audience." Your writer says people "rush to one another" in the theater to find hope and understanding. Theater gives us a sense of community and a bonding experience. Thanks, New Times, for devoting ample space to the arts and to theater in particular. Especially now.

Michael Hall, Artistic Director
Caldwell Theatre Company
Boca Raton

Erratum: Because of a reporting error, we incorrectly stated last week that the Immigration and Naturalization Service hid inmates inside Krome Detention Center during a 1995 Congressional visit. The inmates were actually transferred to other federal facilities.

« Previous Page
My Voice Nation Help