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LEO Weekly welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. E-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.Pick Us UpI think it is ridiculous that a paper that has ALWAYS done nothing but support diversity, culture and human rights would be caught up in the mix of such a mess, as with this “case” (LEO cover story, Dec. 19). I’m upset that our tax dollars were spent just to force you to go through such a total waste of time. Besides, last I checked this was America, and a business should be able to run whatever kind of ad they want. When I saw the ad, I thought it was hilarious and a great play on what the Derby has become. With everything going on in the world today, it’s truly sad that this is even an issue. Thank you, LEO, for doing what you do ... and keep it up. And I hope that the cover story did nothing but make people pick up a few more copies.Jay Walls, LouisvilleChampagne of Beers?I couldn’t help but notice in Sara Havens’ Bar Belle Christmas List (LEO, Dec. 19) an expressed desire for PBR not to be hip. I won’t spend any time defending Pabst — after all, they are still milking that one blue ribbon they won in 1893 at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. However, Sara, I think your comment about PBR is what I would call misdirected animosity.So let me bring to light the real perpetrator of undeserved hipness and the bane of logic … Miller High Life. I recently returned to the glorious world of fine drinking after a year of liquor hiatus (guys do the dumbest things for a woman), and as I walked into a local watering hole for the first time, what did I see but a sea of bar patrons drinking Miller High Life. I see this phenomenon everywhere I go now. Did I miss something during my year off? Did Buckaroo Banzai send me beyond the 8th dimension? After all, the last time I saw someone drinking this sweat-sock juice, burnt popcorn-flavored beer in the past 20 years was my basement-dwelling neighbor who spent his days sniffing glue and watching reruns of “Petticoat Junction.” So I came to the depressing conclusion that somehow, somewhere, someone seriously in need of therapy decided that it is “hip” to drink the Champagne of Beers (giggle), and much like the African Anteater Ritual dance, it is undeserving of its popularity.Now, somebody get me a Kostritzer before I die.Anthony Ash, Louisville

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.Tongue-In-CheekAttn: Stephen George:I read your cover story about the frivolous complaint filed by Metro Human Relations Commission enforcement board chairman Alfonso Lanceta (LEO, Dec. 19). This complaint is appalling. If Lanceta is so humorless that he didn’t grasp that the ad in question was clearly tongue-in-cheek, he is either lacking any intelligence or is just a miserable person.I read LEO every week, but I don’t remember the ad in question. However, I often read stuff in LEO that offends me. That is exactly why I read it! If I wanted to read a bunch of feel-good articles, I would subscribe to Guideposts or read “Chicken Soup for the Soul.”Here’s one reader who hopes LEO continues to push the envelope in its content.Keith Norris, LouisvilleFree From HarassmentAfter taking a moment to make sure I hadn’t picked up the Southeast Outlook by mistake, I decided to take a moment and consider what Jim Waters had to say (LEO, Dec. 5). I took issue with the tone of his piece, in particular the terming of an anti-harassment and fair employment policy as special rights. Being free from harassment at work is not a special right.

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.Christmas PastsAttn: Rebecca Haithcoat:Have you seen “Tuna Christmas” in previous years? After seeing last Sunday’s performance (at Actors Theatre), I sent a letter to (ATL artistic director) Marc Masterson, giving my family’s critique of this year’s incarnation of one of our holiday favorites. Having attended just about every year, we’ve watched a lot of fluctuations in casting, content and tempo. This was the first year we’ve come away less than satisfied, and I was interested to note that you also found the pacing tedious. The show’s length has varied over the years as cast members’ improvisations and ad libs influenced the overall length. It’s not the show’s plot that made it seem long this year; it was the characters’ failure to capitalize on the possibilities. In past years, a highlight of the show has always been the scene featuring the two old ladies. Previous actors were able to capture in perfect and hilarious detail the mannerisms and foibles of these golden-age sweethearts. There’s never been a karate scuffle, nor did it enhance the scene for us. Didi Snavely’s monologue also missed the mark this year (no pun intended). It dragged on, and its best moments were somehow repetitive rather than amusing. As for the second act — well, when properly done, it’s a very important part of the plot, as it shows how each character’s Christmas wish is fulfilled. The intermission seems unnecessary — but my family decided they needed the extra time to stuff the actors into those waitress costumes!As for “Christmas Carol” — this will be our 37th consecutive year to watch it. It’s essential to our holiday plans. And believe me, the staging has fluctuated a LOT over those years. In one recent year, the overall effect was a gloomy downer of a show. The next year (they must have had a lot of feedback) came a delightful, sparkling version. So don’t despair; if it’s mediocre this year, next year should be better! Our chief complaint for the past two years has been the decision to introduce the Ghost of Christmas Present in an offstage room, eliminating the splendid spectacle of his throne!Thanks for letting me vent.Anne Miller, New Albany

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.

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LEO welcomes letters that are brief (250 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to EROSIA, 640 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or e-mail to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar and clarity.Media MaydayRick Redding’s media analysis was on target (LEO, Nov. 7). Local media have become so lazy in their “scripted teleprompter” news that viewers’ interest has waned. The same “old” faces appear on screen with the same demeanor of the past 20 years. Fresh faces are non-existent. But more importantly, there is no investigative journalism to inform the public. WLKY-TV touts itself as doing investigative journalism, but, in reality, it doesn’t. WAVE-TV tries to do community service investigating local scam and con artists. WHAS-TV hasn’t done any investigative journalism that I can recall. And The Courier-Journal’s investigative reporting leaves much to be desired. The only investigative journalism The C-J does is against Republican politicians.