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Patt Morrison

April 3, 1988
I would like to commend Patt Morrison for the inspiring "The L.A. Women: The Faces Behind the Statistics" (Feb. 21). The article showed me women who failed once but persisted and succeeded. I am sure that it reached out to other young women like me who need the motivation to make it out there. I hope to read more about the accomplishments of women in our L.A. community. RITA ECHAVEZ Los Angeles
January 7, 2009
Re "Taking L.A. for a ride," Opinion, Jan. 1 Cruising taxis won't reduce traffic or emissions. I agree with Patt Morrison that allowing cabs to easily pick up people who flag them down would benefit potential cab riders in busy areas such as downtown and Hollywood. However, I don't understand Morrison's statement that doing so "could cut down on traffic jams and carbon outlay." To the contrary, having empty cabs cruising the streets looking for fares would increase traffic and emissions.
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