Re. "Woman found dead in Newport faced prostitution charges," (March 17): In reading your article about the dead woman found on the beach, I have to question the professionalism of the Daily Pilot. What does her criminal past have to do with her death? Had this woman been arrested and convicted of passing bad checks instead of a single conviction for prostitution would she still have garnered a place on the front page?
Except for the fact that the police listed her death as "suspicious," her criminal history has nothing to do with her untimely demise. Nor does her Vietnamese descent, which the article was quick to point out. Because of the Pilot's sensational news reporting, this woman will always be known as "the dead Vietnamese hooker." I bet her family and friends will remember her differently. How unfair.
Re. "A Word, Please: Would JFK and Stalin have agreed on Oxford comma?" (March 8): The Oxford comma. Really? It's like a National Lampoon parody. Am I the only one who thinks this column is ridiculous?
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Dear honest and caring person,
Our vocabulary is not sufficient to describe the thanks we feel. Your finding and immediate return of the purse my wife had left at the
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