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June 19, 1987
I read with amusement "The Quest for Self-Esteem" by Beth Ann Krier (June 14). The article dealt with the newly formed California Task Force on Self-Esteem. Krier did her job well, and my comments are not directed toward her. The problem is that I'm not supposed to be amused by this article, for certainly it deals with extremely serious issues. But, why do I feel that nothing will come out of this task force? Why do I feel these "experts" will do nothing but improve their own self-esteem when they meet once a month and toss around their personal approaches at solving the problems?
November 28, 1992
I see the Dodgers are pursuing outfielder Cory Snyder to solve the problem at third base. How about Barry Bonds to solve the problem at shortstop, too? BILL REESE Westwood
February 1, 2005
Thank you for printing Jim Arnold's Voices treatise (Jan. 29) on "You're Welcome" versus "No Problem." I know it was not a problem, so I hope "I'm welcome." Roy W. Rising Valley Village
September 22, 1998
I commend you for publishing "In the No-Daddy Culture, Pity the Kids" by Donna Britt (Commentary, Sept. 8). This column draws attention to a major problem in our society. By pointing out the very strong correlation between the presence or absence of a father and the incarceration rate of young males, Britt takes a very positive step toward attacking the problem. In contrast, the publishing of statistics breaking down incarceration rates by race is a very destructive practice, which does not help in solving the problem.
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