The Daily Tar Heel

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Sunday March 7th

Letters


Lawson's health care policy positions are irresponsible

TO THE EDITOR: B.J. Lawson's policy positions on health care are extremely irresponsible. He has indicated that he opposes expansion of the children's health insurance program to help states cover more at-risk children. Lawson continues his attack on science by staking out a position to the right of Bush on stem cells opposing research even on existing lines.

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Lesbian hopes endorsing Dole will help Kay Hagan

TO THE EDITOR: As a lesbian" I find myself wondering if my endorsement will hurt candidates or help them. Sen. Dole believes I'll endorse Kay Hagan because of her ""Radical Homosexual Agenda."" But I'm here to say that I endorse Dole.

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Vote for Barr not simply the 'lesser of two evils'

TO THE EDITOR: As a Bob Barr supporter I'd like to introduce the Libertarian candidate to those voters who were unaware of him up to this point. Barr's support of the Second Amendment his intention to leave regulation of gay marriage laws to the states his plan to end and avoid unnecessary wars and his economic resolutions were all very appealing to me.

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Sarah Palin is enough of a reason to vote for Obama

TO THE EDITOR: If McCain wins not only will Sarah Palin be representing the U.S. she'll be very well-positioned for a presidential run in 2012. The best way to ensure that doesn't happen and to ensure that two smart tough and even-handed executives represent us isn't to abstain from voting — it's to vote for Sen. Obama and Sen. Biden today.

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Vandalism was disgusting and unacceptable at UNC

TO THE EDITOR:The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill prides itself in its social activism and diverse student population. But while walking through the Pit today I was taken back to a time when diversity and acceptance didn't exist in our culture when I saw a campaign sign vandalized with an offensive word for homosexual.

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Editorial board gets two issues wrong last week

TO THE EDITOR:How dumb can you be? The editorial board got it wrong on two issues last week. David Price has been a nonexistent representative. It's time for him to step down. Eve Carson's killers should get the death penalty and the DA has jurisdiction in the matter not the Carson's family. The federal government should step in because Orange County has the worst record on crimes in the country. Wake up.

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Spanish-language section has no place in the DTH

TO THE EDITOR:I feel it necessary to speak out on the ""La Colina"" section of the DTH. I have nothing against immigration" but I am speaking out against the catering that is done for our neighbors to the south by having seemingly innocent sections such as La Colina or adding Spanish subtitles to our signs" and even voting ballots.

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Diversions' Halloween article was rude sexist

TO THE EDITOR: When I opened Thursday's Diversions section I was anticipating excellent suggestions for a Halloween party. Instead I found a page full of offensive and ridiculous remarks like the suggestion for a group to dress up as a mob of sexual predators.

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Abortion exhibit's 'facts' were false and misleading

TO THE EDITOR: As physicians and medical educators at UNC we were disturbed by the misleading images and words that appeared in the display on campus last week. Even the title" ""Abortion: From Debate to Dialogue."" This display at our University sought only to scare through distortions of evidence.

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Penalty system needed for basketball ticketing

TO THE EDITOR: I applaud the Carolina Athletic Association for attempting to make the student lottery ticket system better but their quick fix to saving the number of unused tickets is still unfair. Now instead of receiving two tickets when winning the lottery lottery winners will only receive one.

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Third-party candidates deserve DTH's coverage

TO THE EDITOR: The writers on the Tar Heel as well as those at other student papers represent the future of journalism in America. So it is with great disappointment that I see them adopting the same flaws as their predecessors when it comes to campaign coverage.

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Display was propaganda not good use of funds

TO THE EDITOR: In regards to the presentation by Justice for All the letters to the editor in Monday's paper have been the only support for the presentation I've seen or heard of from the campus. I correctly hoped that we as a student body were above propaganda-esque media presentation.

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Kvetch on abortion was vulgar and disrespectful

TO THE EDITOR: I found the fifth comment on last week's kvetching board (""I'm pro-life" and a man to boot but after seeing the travesty on the quad" I want to have an abortion just to spite Carolina Students for Life"") incredibly offensive.

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Price advertisement was misleading inappropriate

TO THE EDITOR: U.S. Rep. David Price's recent advertisement in The Daily Tar Heel asserts that his opponent in this election B.J. Lawson opposes: abortion" ""even in the cases of rape and incest;"" the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Care Credit; the addition of sexual orientation to already existing hate crime and nondiscrimination statutes; and the tax-exemption of employer-provided health insurance.

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Graphic images help to advance abortion debate

TO THE EDITOR: As a student who is proudly pro-choice I am disappointed with the community's reaction to last week's anti-abortion posters. There are plenty of good reasons out there to be pro-choice and people who take a side on this issue should know what they believe and why.

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