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Letters To The Editor


Opinion

Corking cashflows

The Federal Appeals Court ruled on Monday that Virginia's alcohol regulatory board can ban alcohol advertisements in college newspapers, as noted in yesterday's article ("Court upholds ban on alcohol," April 13). This is a breach of the first amendment rights of these newspapers, such as The Cavalier Daily, as well as alcohol companies and local bars.


Opinion

Planned deception?

I am writing in response to Margaret Lipman's March 29 guest column ("Interpreting Abortion"). Lipman opens her article with a tirade saying that Del.


Opinion

Just a weed

Left out of Matt Cameron's excellent, balanced report on marijuana was the issue of public safety. As a police officer for 18 years, I saw the horrific waste of good police time spent chasing the non-violent, non-problem causing marijuana smoker (think Willie Nelson and Michael Phelps). As officers tear apart hundreds of thousands of cars looking for a baggie, the deadly DUI kills a Virginian every day.


Opinion

God-given

Another reason to stop caging humans for using the relatively safe, God-given plant cannabis that doesn't get mentioned in Matt Cameron's column is because marijuana is biblically correct.


Opinion

Green government

With the great number of crises facing the American people today, environmental legislation often gets shunted aside by congress.


Opinion

High Humor

The March 26 editorial cartoon by Jane Mattimoe about the measure to legalize and tax cannabis in California, evokes the tired stereotype that medicinal use is nothing more than a smokescreen for "recreational" pot smoking.


Opinion

Common cents

Although the City of Charlottesville passed a living wage ordinance ensuring that municipal workers and contracted employees receive a minimum wage of $11.44 per hour, the University of Virginia currently guarantees its employees a minimum wage of only $10.14 per hour.


Opinion

Double standards

If Osama bin Laden were invited to speak at the University, would The Cavalier Daily's only concern be free speech and politeness ("'Hoos against Yoo," March 23)? Of course not, because he's not American.


Opinion

Healthy help

With the passage of a historic health care bill Republicans are left in a bit of a position. Do they reluctantly accept it or make a full force for its repeal?


Opinion

Green Growth

Governor Bob McDonnell's speech in Prof. Larry Sabato's politics class ("McDonnell responds to student concerns in Sabato class lecture ," March 18) underlines the pressing challenge posed by American reliance on fossil fuels and the valuable opportunities presented by the adoption of legislation that will promote the growth of renewable energy and other green technologies.


Opinion

Bye bye Bennett

The University's men's basketball team is at a critical crossroads: we can either continue losing with Tony Bennett (15-16) as head coach, or agree to a multimillion-dollar buyout of the remaining four years of his $1.7 million/year contract.


Opinion

Game over

Abby Coster wrote her column ("Game on," March 17) extolling the virtues of drinking games. She neglects, however, the damage done to the University's reputation by her work and those activities she publicly advocated. In a highly competitive job environment during a recession, our degrees upon graduation are compared with those from some of the best and brightest students in the world.


Opinion

Shooting blanks

Publishing endorsements for the Honor and UJC Chair positions last week ("Leading the pack," March 4) was a huge mistake that The Cavalier Daily should admit to and apologize for, both to the candidates they wronged and to the readership.


Opinion

Right on target

This letter is in regards to the March 4 lead editorial "Leading the Pack." In this editorial, the Managing Board endorsed candidates for the offices of chair for both the University Judiciary and Honor Committees.


Opinion

Grade A athletes

I am writing to commend Coach Tony Bennett for his remarks about academic performance expectations for student athletes participating in the University's basketball program.


Opinion

Unfair Endorsing

I found the lead editorial from March 4 ("Leading the Pack") to be a bit misleading in nature. The editorial wishes to endorse a specific candidate for the office of Chair of the Judiciary and Honor Committees, but the editors failed to speak with all representatives who have been elected (only speaking to those from some of the more contested representative races). It is also important to note that elections for the Curry School were not yet complete, and The Cavalier Daily's attempt to support a specific candidate is extremely premature from a time perspective.