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Volume 68, Issue 118, Tuesday, March 25, 2003


Letters to the Editor

Enough is enough

To the editor:

The sight of all these anti-war protestors is getting a little ridiculous. From the very actions of these people, one would have to speculate the real purpose behind their "protests." To me it looks like a sorry lot of people with nothing better to do than interfere with everyday life.

Do they not realize that blocking the streets prevents everybody from carrying on with their everyday activities, including emergency vehicles trying desperately to help people in distress? Protestors are rioting and causing civil unrest around the world because they claim the war is inhumane.

I don't even know what to say about the "shock and hurl" protestors in San Francisco that are actually vomiting in public in order to protest the war. Where is the logic in any of this?

Why don't these people just admit that their true intentions are to bring attention to themselves or to express how much they hate President George W. Bush and America?

If these people really wanted to "protect the Iraqi people," they should just go suit up with the Iraqi Republican Guard and fight alongside Saddam Hussien's regime. From the actions of these protestors, they are already showing their loyalty to Saddam; what's left except to fight for him?

Mark Ridgely
business masters student

It hurts to study

To the editor:

UH has a reputation for being one of the most handicapped-accessible campuses in the nation. This of course does not apply to left-handed people. In auditoriums a left-hander has to use the fold-over writing board of the seat on the left, overextending the arm. Large rooms that are capable of seating 300 may have only two or three left-handed desks. In Agnes Arnold Hall, a few of the smaller rooms that have the small right-handed desks bolted to the floor have a left-handed desk that fits in the back of the room.

I have a permanent spinal injury, and the lack of left-handed desks often results in painful twisting to write while in a right-handed desk or missing half a lecture because I can't hear the professor or see the chalk board from the back of the room. I know this seems trivial compared to some, but ask any of the thousands of left-handers on campus and you will see it is unfair. With the rising budget cuts, is there any relief in site?

Adam Blount
senior anthropology major

Letters Policy

Letters to the editor are welcome from all members of the UH community and should focus on issues, not personalities. Letters must be typed and must include the author's name, telephone number and affiliation with the University. Anonymous letters will not be published. Letters are subject to editing for clarity, language and space. Letters may be delivered in person to Room 151, Communication; e-mailed to ; or faxed to (713) 743-5384.Send comments to


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