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Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010

A few corrections and our reader's feedback

Corrections, and our reader's takes on sex offenders, intolerance and Rancho Bernardo

Corrections

In “After the storm,” last week’s “Art & Culture” story, Kinsee Morlan referred to Ricardo Dominguez as an assistant professor at UCSD. He’s actually an associate professor. And Amy Sara Carroll, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan and visiting scholar at UCSD, was misquoted, and we attributed a question on MSNBC Live to Bob Dane from the Federation for American Immigration Reform when the question should have been attributed to MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer. Also, Carroll says she misspoke when she told us that the MSNBC interview took place “before Christmas.” It was actually after Christmas.

Also, in the “Locals Only” feature in last week’s “Nightgeist” section, we reported that Rafter Roberts wrote the 20-second ditty that Miss Erika Davies sings in a Subaru commerical. That’s what Davies told us. turns out it was another writer at Roberts’ Singing Serpent company.

We regret the mistakes.

Enlightened attitude

About your Sept. 1 cover story on homeless sex offenders: I have been rather inappropriately judgmental about sex offenders—putting them all in one and the same category, giving very little thought to the misery that our laws produce. Given the misery our policies have produced, I’m surprised that we have not created worse offenses by having these men just finally snapping and losing it.

Thank you for this wonderfully enlightening article.

Rajeev Petigara, National City

‘Cheap shot’

About “Bernardo gets crafty” [“Beer & Chees”] by Ian Cheesman in the Sept. 1 issue: As a resident of Rancho Bernardo for more than eight years and a definite “dissident” against the general conservative vibe of the place, I was, like Cheesman, amazed to see a craft-brew gastropub opening there.

I would concur with his comments about the friendliness and knowledge of the staff. However, his use of the phrase “old-person stink” and characterization of it as one of Rancho Bernardo’s “primary exports” is a gratuitous insult that overlooks the real contradictions of this place in favor of generational stereotypes. His obviously perceptive and clever writing was clouded for me by that cheap shot.

Vincent Rossi, Rancho Bernardo

How Muslims feel

The “Consistent intolerance” article by Edwin Decker was excellent [“Sordid Tales,” Sept. 1]. It was thoughtful and well-organized. There are more than a billion Muslims in the world, and we have to work toward getting along with each other. However, I still have one concern about Muslims living in the U.S. I’ve never heard them speak out, as a group, to denounce the radical factions of their religion. I’ve heard individuals speak out; however, I don’t recall any large groups speaking out against the terrorism carried out by the radicals.

It would be nice to know that the vast majority of Muslims do not agree with terrorist acts, they would not support any such acts and they would bring any threat they hear about to the attention of law enforcement.

Ronald Harris, Scripps Ranch


This issue of CityBeat is dedicated to Deep Rooted and Drew Andrews, who made our 2010 San Diego Music Awards predictions




 
 
 
 
 
 
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