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    Mailbag: Oct. 19

    Questions and answers aren’t measured in their delivery time

    In response to “Students: Sometimes it’s not really about you” (Oct. 17 issue):

    The first sentence of your article reveals that you know absolutely nothing about the topic you are writing about. You write that “Philip Garber has a painful stutter.” What exactly is “painful” about Mr. Garber’s speech that you find painful? Painful to him? If so, how would you know what is painful to him?

    In your article, you fail to quote the most important statement made by Ms. Snyder — her discrimination and lack of intelligence toward people who stutter. According to The New York Times, Ms. Snyder said: “You’d have to take into consideration the amount of time he takes to get the answer out.”

    Is this OK by you?

    When His Majesty King George VI, delivered his famous speech from Buckingham Palace on Sept. 3, 1939, I do not think his peoples took into consideration that amount of time it took him to deliver his message. No, they were patiently tuned in to the radio long before he even began. For them, unlike you and Ms. Snyder, it was the content that mattered, not the fluency of his speech.

    — Curt A. Polito

    There are Stoops supporters out there

    ‘In response to “Campus reacts to Stoops’ firing” (Oct. 12 issue):

    I was glad to see you guys included coverage of Mike Stoops’ firing. However, I was extremely disappointed in the negative bias the article seemed to display. All of the quotes in the section titled “Campus reacts to Stoops’ firing” were one sided and celebrated the termination of a household Wildcat name. I suggest you get more opinions of different perspectives next time, rather than bash an incredible coach.

    — Kelsey Glavin,
    elementary education major

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