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Letters

Listen, Kids

Thank you for the wonderful story about Dep Tuany (“Love Well,” Cover Story, May 19). Wow, what a man. He is to be admired. How do I contribute to his trip to Sudan in 2012? If anyone deserves help, he does. This story should be read or told to all kids in schools in this city.

Thank you.

I pick up the Reader to read Sheep and Goats. It is always very interesting. Then I usually find something else that interests me. But this story was the very best.

Jean Hoffman
via email

Dep Tuany can be contacted at [email protected]Editor

Correction

Last week’s “City Lights” story “How Pines Defies the Law” stated incorrectly that Michael Pines has restraining orders against Christian McLaughlin and his friend. Pines does not have restraining orders against either.

Backstory Blunder

Re “How Pines Defies the Law” (“City Lights,” May 19). How is it that this article is published today and mentions nothing about the arrest of Pines on Monday and his arraignment on seven felonies yesterday? He spent more than 30 hours in jail before he could post bail.

Name Withheld By Request
via email

Don Bauder responds: The Reader reported Pines’s arrest in an online story.

The Edge Of Nasty

I’ve made several past comments on Barbarella’s work. All of them critical, bordering on nasty. After reading this essay (“On Loss,” “Diary of a Diva,” May 19), I simply want to express sympathy (yes, heartfelt) for her loss and wish her the best possible outcome.

You go, girl!!

EzEddie
Pacific Beach

Baby Monitor

No doubt Kevin Six, the gentleman who wrote this week’s neighborhood essay (“Other People’s Children,”), is going to get a boatload of replies to his essay from those in our community who believe that children should be seen and not heard. I hope, instead, to be one of the voices of support.

I simply will not tolerate anyone who treats children as inferior beings. I once told a woman at a Midway International Airport departure gate, “Lady, if you raise your hand to your kid one more time in my presence, I will physically restrain you and make sure you are arrested for it.” The child, incidentally, immediately stopped causing trouble, and the lady didn’t so much as raise her voice again that evening.

Now if a child is making a scene in my general vicinity and the parent is oblivious, I think it’s perfectly acceptable for me to politely clue that parent in to the fact that they need to be more courteous. If that parent is obviously trying to deal with the situation, however, I have no right to make the situation worse by confronting them or — especially — the child.

The bottom line is, some folks simply don’t appreciate or understand children, nor do they want to. I find that point of view to be akin to bigotry. If one lives in a society where one interacts with people of differing races, religions, sexual preferences, etc., one is expected by the rules of that society to be at least tolerant of those people without fail. We all live in a society that includes a large number of very young people we refer to as “children.” Should we not require our fellow citizens to have the same tolerance of these people?

We were all that age once, right?

Mark East
via email

I (Heart) Mike

Michael Tiernan (“Blurt,” May 19). This young man is such a wonderful son, obviously, a so-loving brother, husband, father, and friend. A brilliant singer/songwriter. But so much more — a loving, kind, compassionate human being. So love him.

P.S. From a mom, not his, but I would claim him in half a heartbeat, in a nanosecond of a heartbeat. Love him! Xo

Name Withheld By Request
via email

Northbound Thieves?

On the cover it reads “Party people take back Tijuana — Zonkey Rock” (May 12). The caption and the photo do not seem to fit. You’ve got these two “party people” taking back Tijuana. But why are they walking north in the southbound pedestrian lane? You can tell by the shadows and the man that’s going through the gate. The gate is for southbound traffic only. So did the girls steal some records, a turntable, and a bag of loot in Tijuana and then jump the fence to evade capture? That explains the mask and the dark sunglasses. Taking back stuff from Tijuana to the United States, I guess.

Blake Finlay
via mail

Best Little Bookshop

Thanks to John Brizzolara for his obituary of downtown bookstores (“T.G.I.F.,” May 12), sad not for the new book-chain stores but for the demise of those little used and rare shops that were clustered around Wahrenbrock’s at Sixth and Broadway and reflected the personalities of owners like Joe Herweg, Peggy Lanning, Lafayette Young, and the stalwart of them all, Chuck Valverde. But luckily the tradition is being kept alive by the grandson of Vernon Wahrenbrock, Craig Maxwell, whose House of Books in downtown La Mesa can truly compare with the best little bookshops ever. Still, it’s a damn shame to watch so many floating down the Amazon.

Jim Lindstrom
via email

Between Real Covers

This is in regard to “T.G.I.F.” by John Brizzolara on May 12. Crown Books has, for several months now, taken over and occupied, with apparently successful sales, the store formerly known as a Barnes and Noble company in Horton Plaza. Most books there are reasonably priced, i.e., $5 for hard- and softcovers. There are some used books there, and they sell other things. Some books are one of a kind and very valuable. They have an extensive supply of new calendars for reduced prices. The calendars feature beautiful images of art, nature, and other categories. The point is, Crown Books has many valuable books I have not seen before and am eager to buy as soon as my funds allow, and they are another bookstore in downtown San Diego. Go there, patronize them, or just browse. And, I hope I never see a Nook or a Kindle there.

James Roth
Downtown

My Factual Aunt

While I am pleased with the sentiments expressed by Bill Manson in the February 3 article on San Diego’s many outstanding women and their pioneering accomplishments (“Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History,” Cover Story), I was disappointed by some factual errors regarding my aunt, Marie Herney. Instead of “reading for the bar while working as a legal secretary,” as Manson reports, Marie Herney was a graduate of the University of Nebraska School of Law, where she was the only woman in her class. I do not believe she was ever a legal secretary. However, Marie Herney employed Madge Bradley as a legal secretary, who, under Marie’s guidance, studied for and passed the bar. (That may have been the source of the factual confusion.)

Among her other firsts, Marie Herney was the first woman lawyer to be hired by the San Diego County district attorney’s office and was the first woman lawyer from San Diego to be admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. She practiced general law for many years, as a partner with her younger brother Albert (my father) and as a solo practitioner following his death. She was known for her outgoing manner and good humor. There was an amusing story about a courtroom incident printed in the San Diego County Bar Association’s journal DICTA at the time of her death in 1984.

Susan A. Herney
via email

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Listen, Kids

Thank you for the wonderful story about Dep Tuany (“Love Well,” Cover Story, May 19). Wow, what a man. He is to be admired. How do I contribute to his trip to Sudan in 2012? If anyone deserves help, he does. This story should be read or told to all kids in schools in this city.

Thank you.

I pick up the Reader to read Sheep and Goats. It is always very interesting. Then I usually find something else that interests me. But this story was the very best.

Jean Hoffman
via email

Dep Tuany can be contacted at [email protected]Editor

Correction

Last week’s “City Lights” story “How Pines Defies the Law” stated incorrectly that Michael Pines has restraining orders against Christian McLaughlin and his friend. Pines does not have restraining orders against either.

Backstory Blunder

Re “How Pines Defies the Law” (“City Lights,” May 19). How is it that this article is published today and mentions nothing about the arrest of Pines on Monday and his arraignment on seven felonies yesterday? He spent more than 30 hours in jail before he could post bail.

Name Withheld By Request
via email

Don Bauder responds: The Reader reported Pines’s arrest in an online story.

The Edge Of Nasty

I’ve made several past comments on Barbarella’s work. All of them critical, bordering on nasty. After reading this essay (“On Loss,” “Diary of a Diva,” May 19), I simply want to express sympathy (yes, heartfelt) for her loss and wish her the best possible outcome.

You go, girl!!

EzEddie
Pacific Beach

Baby Monitor

No doubt Kevin Six, the gentleman who wrote this week’s neighborhood essay (“Other People’s Children,”), is going to get a boatload of replies to his essay from those in our community who believe that children should be seen and not heard. I hope, instead, to be one of the voices of support.

I simply will not tolerate anyone who treats children as inferior beings. I once told a woman at a Midway International Airport departure gate, “Lady, if you raise your hand to your kid one more time in my presence, I will physically restrain you and make sure you are arrested for it.” The child, incidentally, immediately stopped causing trouble, and the lady didn’t so much as raise her voice again that evening.

Now if a child is making a scene in my general vicinity and the parent is oblivious, I think it’s perfectly acceptable for me to politely clue that parent in to the fact that they need to be more courteous. If that parent is obviously trying to deal with the situation, however, I have no right to make the situation worse by confronting them or — especially — the child.

The bottom line is, some folks simply don’t appreciate or understand children, nor do they want to. I find that point of view to be akin to bigotry. If one lives in a society where one interacts with people of differing races, religions, sexual preferences, etc., one is expected by the rules of that society to be at least tolerant of those people without fail. We all live in a society that includes a large number of very young people we refer to as “children.” Should we not require our fellow citizens to have the same tolerance of these people?

We were all that age once, right?

Mark East
via email

I (Heart) Mike

Michael Tiernan (“Blurt,” May 19). This young man is such a wonderful son, obviously, a so-loving brother, husband, father, and friend. A brilliant singer/songwriter. But so much more — a loving, kind, compassionate human being. So love him.

P.S. From a mom, not his, but I would claim him in half a heartbeat, in a nanosecond of a heartbeat. Love him! Xo

Name Withheld By Request
via email

Northbound Thieves?

On the cover it reads “Party people take back Tijuana — Zonkey Rock” (May 12). The caption and the photo do not seem to fit. You’ve got these two “party people” taking back Tijuana. But why are they walking north in the southbound pedestrian lane? You can tell by the shadows and the man that’s going through the gate. The gate is for southbound traffic only. So did the girls steal some records, a turntable, and a bag of loot in Tijuana and then jump the fence to evade capture? That explains the mask and the dark sunglasses. Taking back stuff from Tijuana to the United States, I guess.

Blake Finlay
via mail

Best Little Bookshop

Thanks to John Brizzolara for his obituary of downtown bookstores (“T.G.I.F.,” May 12), sad not for the new book-chain stores but for the demise of those little used and rare shops that were clustered around Wahrenbrock’s at Sixth and Broadway and reflected the personalities of owners like Joe Herweg, Peggy Lanning, Lafayette Young, and the stalwart of them all, Chuck Valverde. But luckily the tradition is being kept alive by the grandson of Vernon Wahrenbrock, Craig Maxwell, whose House of Books in downtown La Mesa can truly compare with the best little bookshops ever. Still, it’s a damn shame to watch so many floating down the Amazon.

Jim Lindstrom
via email

Between Real Covers

This is in regard to “T.G.I.F.” by John Brizzolara on May 12. Crown Books has, for several months now, taken over and occupied, with apparently successful sales, the store formerly known as a Barnes and Noble company in Horton Plaza. Most books there are reasonably priced, i.e., $5 for hard- and softcovers. There are some used books there, and they sell other things. Some books are one of a kind and very valuable. They have an extensive supply of new calendars for reduced prices. The calendars feature beautiful images of art, nature, and other categories. The point is, Crown Books has many valuable books I have not seen before and am eager to buy as soon as my funds allow, and they are another bookstore in downtown San Diego. Go there, patronize them, or just browse. And, I hope I never see a Nook or a Kindle there.

James Roth
Downtown

My Factual Aunt

While I am pleased with the sentiments expressed by Bill Manson in the February 3 article on San Diego’s many outstanding women and their pioneering accomplishments (“Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History,” Cover Story), I was disappointed by some factual errors regarding my aunt, Marie Herney. Instead of “reading for the bar while working as a legal secretary,” as Manson reports, Marie Herney was a graduate of the University of Nebraska School of Law, where she was the only woman in her class. I do not believe she was ever a legal secretary. However, Marie Herney employed Madge Bradley as a legal secretary, who, under Marie’s guidance, studied for and passed the bar. (That may have been the source of the factual confusion.)

Among her other firsts, Marie Herney was the first woman lawyer to be hired by the San Diego County district attorney’s office and was the first woman lawyer from San Diego to be admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. She practiced general law for many years, as a partner with her younger brother Albert (my father) and as a solo practitioner following his death. She was known for her outgoing manner and good humor. There was an amusing story about a courtroom incident printed in the San Diego County Bar Association’s journal DICTA at the time of her death in 1984.

Susan A. Herney
via email

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