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Jim fan

Jim Longworth’s article, “Bibles, nuts and gays” [May 30, 2012] really hits the mark concerning one of the main causes of prejudice feelings toward any human being, whether they be black, gay, female, hispanic, you name it. The Bible bullies, who think they know it all, should just ask themselves. “What Would Jesus DO?” What makes Chuck Norris an expert on politics? He is just another bully preaching his gospel. He is a disgrace to your paper Joe Mason, Winston-Salem

Redesign fan

Brian, the new graphic design for YES! Weekly is beautiful. Going from the old look to this new one is like the difference in a woman walking into Mack and Mack and when she walks out, assuming she was wise enough to buy something. The former is comfortable and boring; the latter is stylish and eye-catching.Plugging shamelessly, John Davis, Greensboro

Green fan

I used to live and work in High Point for 12 yrs. After my husband passed in May 2005, in 2006 I moved back to Virginia to be with family. I used to work for Charles and Libby Grimes in their law office and with the movie production company. had access and communication with Greg Harrison. I was surprised to learn that he is in jail and evidently for quite a while [continung coverage by Jordan Green at yesweekly.com and yesweeklyblog. blogspot.com].

I find it rather interesting that Greg is in jail, and his Camelot has broken into a million pieces. Everyone thought back then that he was indeed the Golden Boy.

Many thanks for helping me to be come up to date on Greg Harrison.

Your website is so appealing and interesting. Hope I can get back down to Greensboro soon. Thanks again.

Betsy Wharton, Barboursville, Va.

I was born, educated, practiced law and worshiped in downtown Detroit until two months ago when we moved (back; lived here ’91-’95) to the Triad.

I trust that your trip to the “D” gave you a sense of the glory that once was, the pain that is now, and the hope that many have for the future of Detroit [“Art rises from the ruins in Detroit”; June 13, 2012; by Jordan Green] There are terrific things about Detroit, especiallyly it’s people.

We get back to Detroit frequently, and while we miss it, we’re happy to be here close to our daughter.

I look forward to future articles in your paper about the “D”.

And a note to say I really like the changes in formatting. It improves the readability of YES! Weekly. Your staff writers get better all the time. (I still have to skip over Norris and Stossel, but that’s a small price.) Art Kainz, Kernersville

Baseball fan

I live in Michigan and next door to Jack, my neighbor that’s all about Baseball. He played in the minor leagues before, back in the late ’40s, early ’50s as part of the Cardinals franchise until he was drafted into the Korean conflict which prematurelyended his baseball career.

I was doing some baseball research on Jack through Google and found this story below that you posted back in 2008 [Ernie Shore’s last big save”; April 8, 2008; by Brian Clarey]. As I was at work, I just skimmed quickly through your story and printed it out to show to Jack later that evening.

My wife and I stopped by Jack’s and his wife Jackie’s (yup) house that evening for coffee and I left the papers sitting in front of me on the table. I’d found a few things about Jack and had more printouts than just your YES! Weekly article. We all got to talking baseball again and the 1919 Chicago Black Sox scandal came up and then Jack started to tell his story.

He kind of chuckled at the entire circumstance but started telling this story of where he had been the starting pitcher in a game years ago that had been contested as “being thrown” and had turned into this huge scandal but he never knew how the story ended. Until your article….

I know that it’s an amazing coincidence that I stumbled upon the story that you wrote four years ago but I could see that twinkle in Jack’s eye when I picked up your article from in front of me sitting on his kitchen table and told Jack Frisinger that I think that I had his answer.

Thank You for that! Jim Traill, Portage, Mich.

YES! Fan

Thank you so much for your support of the walk MS Modern Automotive series this spring. Thanks in great part to your partnership, the event boosted more than 2,000 walkers and volunteers and raised over $145,000! Thank you for giving voice and visibility to our cause. It engaged others in our community to join the movement that is changing the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis. Thank you again on behalf of the thousands of people living with MS in central NC for your support.

Emily Conner, Greensboro Ms. Conner is director of development for the Central North Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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