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Annual Manual

To the Editor:

Great issue! The Annual Manual is a tremendous resource for the area. I was disappointed that disc golf was not mentioned as an activity at Shelby Forest or as an "Outdoor" activity. This is just a gentle reminder and humble request for inclusion next time around.

Keep up the good work. I am a big fan of the Flyer.

Gary Wagoner, President

Memphis Disc Golf Club

To the Editor:

In the Flyer's Annual Manual, WYPL TV of the Memphis/Shelby County Public Library was not listed among the television stations in the "Media" section. We feel that we fulfill a great community need for information on a very small budget, so any and all recognition helps tremendously.

If you would please include us in similar future publications, we would be very appreciative.

Tommy Warren

TV Manager, WYPL TV

To the Editor:

As a regular reader of your publication, I am somewhat disappointed that you could not bring yourself to publish an almanac for citizens of Memphis and surrounding areas to carry around. Are you afraid of the FBI?

Other than that, keep up the good work.

Peter Lyons

Memphis

Mayor God

To the Editor:

Anyone needing an excuse to quit Christianity need look no further than Mayor Herenton's New Year's Day comment that God had appointed him to govern Memphis. Who would want to belong to a religion that has such a thoughtless CEO? On the other hand, at least now we know that God is responsible for the dismal schools and the high crime rate, since Mayor Herenton won't take responsibility for it. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait for God to fix these problems too, since Herenton obviously can't.

Gregg Newby

Memphis

Creature Discomfort

To the Editor:

Tim Sampson's column shows a complete lack of respect for President Bush. Every time Sampson refers to Mr. Bush as "the Creature" I am disgusted. Sampson apparently does not have the intellect to disagree with his president without this childish name-calling.

Stephanie Wolf

Memphis

Our Liberal Bias

To the Editor:

I chuckle when I read of people complaining about your liberal editorial bias. Here is a news flash: The mainstream media is biased. The Cronkite School of Journalism reports that 67 percent of Americans do not trust the major news media for accurate reporting. Nonbiased, factual news is difficult to obtain.

News organizations fabricate the news. In 1992, Dateline NBC did a show about fuel tanks of GM pickup trucks that ignited after a side collision. They later admitted the producers used a wrong-sized gas cap, over-filled the fuel tank, and used an incendiary device to demonstrate how the gas could explode and burn.

News organizations themselves are making the news. The White House Correspondents' Dinner is a conflict of interest. Journalists are frequently guests at White House state dinners. Some journalists belong to the same country clubs as the people they cover.

News organizations are covering for collectivism. They promote socialism and communism. William Duranty of The New York Times purposely misreported the 1932-33 famine in Russia. He won the Pulitzer Prize. News organizations are exploiting unfounded fears. Global warming is an example of sweeping statements that feed public fears. Everything is a crisis, better yet, a global crisis.

News is not hard to find. It is in newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, and the Internet. The truth is out there, and if you work hard, you can find it.

James B. "Mickey" White

Rossville, Tennessee

Corrections: The Friends for Life phone number is 272-0855. Lisa Lumb's e-mail address is blackelk11@aol.com. Both were listed incorrectly in the Annual Manual.

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