* "The Murder of Rio's Street Children" (The Sun, July 30) talks about 40 million children who live abandoned by their families in Latin America "where the machismo culture of male dominance combined with unremitting poverty and loose marital bonds pushes men toward cruelty in the homes and infidelity away from it."
* "And The Torture Continues" (The Evening Sun, July 24) talks about female circumcision where "every year millions of African girls, and some Asians, are mutilated. About 80 million now live with scars on their bodies and minds. Nobody can know how many more millions died from the mutilations -- or the diseases to which their bodies were exposed by them."
How refreshing and reassuring to read at the same time that Sen. Barbara Mikulski wants a policy prohibiting sex bias in the federal work force in writing. What a wonderful country we live in!
Congratulations to The Sunpapers for its extensive reporting on the status of women around the world.
G. Don Murry's Aug. 5 letter is indeed a slap in the face to any thinking American.
He presents an argument, in retrospect, in relationship to the Confederate flag. That is his right. Then he goes on to tell us about the importance of being objective.
I don't know what Mr. Murry is trying to prove.
He states that Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest organized a group to fight injustices that were occurring due to the corruption of government officials in charge of the Reconstruction process after the Civil War. He paints a picture of General Bedford as being a humanitarian and a person who founded a great organization.
L Let's look at the facts that Mr. Murry conveniently omitted.
Nowhere does Mr. Murry tell the readers of The Evening Sun that General Forrest, in 1865, organized the Ku Klux Klan.
Mr. Murry fails to tell the reader that General Forrest and his troops murdered every Negro they found on April 12, 1864. That was almost half the garrison at Fort Pillow, near Memphis, Tenn.
4( Some nice guy, this General Forrest.
John A. Micklos
It's not nice . . .
Why would anyone build a house, a farm or a city in a flood plain?
Why would anyone build a levee and presume that would take care of the problem?
Why would anyone want to live near the San Andreas fault?
Why would anyone want to live in "Tornado Alley"? Haven't these people heard the old adage, "Don't fool with Mother Nature"?
C. Gordon Reese Jr.