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Kelly Jolley

Advice column meets with complaints, confusion

HAPPILY, reader correspondence picked back up last week, so in this column I'll focus on your questions, criticisms and suggestions. Who's that Girl? One reader noted that we still seem to have trouble properly identifying or labeling people in photographs.

Commending clear coverage, illuminating online issues

THIS WEEK I'm answering some of the numerous comments I received from readers in the last few weeks. The "Blizzard of 2000" One reader wrote to ask why The Cavalier Daily Web page poll referred to last week's snow as the "Blizzard of 2000." After all, our winter season is still in full force and, the reader noted, "Terms that are often used in the news media such as 'The Blizzard of 19XX' are usually assigned years later when they are examined in light of history. While it may seem more prudent to withhold titles like "Blizzard of 2000" until we're certain no competition exists in the wings, early pronouncements in the press are not out of the ordinary -- in fact, they're the rule.

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