The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 5, 1997 · Page 51
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 51

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, October 5, 1997
Page 51
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NEWS & VIEWS • Fearless readers Congratulations on your breakthrough poll on fear ("Conquering what scares us," Aug. 22-24). It is a subject of compelling interest that gets little serious discussion. My wife and I decided 12 years ago to stop watching the news. It isn't news, but a compendium of disasters and "scary stories." We prefer USA WEEKEND, for its broader, more positive treatment of the human condition. But our biggest worry was missing from your story: the well-being of our children. Tim and Arja Eastland, Captain Cook, Hawaii I see people suffering more from fears not mentioned: fear of rejection, failure and looking foolish. Mark Lukens, Daytona Beach, Ra. This article confirms my feelings that irrational fear is a growing trend in America. There is not a robber in every neighborhood waiting to sneak into our homes. Normal, common-sense caution is necessary, but overwrought, hand- wringing panic does nothing more than destroy the one who fears. Melody Schilling, Tltusvllle, Ra. • "Bop" culture I just want you to know how much I appreciated your article on Hanson ("Young, rich and Hanson," Aug 22-24). Hanson rocks! Laura lannacone, Weddington, N.C. Why does the media latch on to such pointless, talentless musicians as Hanson, while ignoring those artists trying to make a difference? Where was your coverage of Tori Amos' charity, RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)? MMMBop can go only so far. I'm just waiting until the Hansons are mentioned along with Milli Vanilli, New Kids on the Block, and M.C. Hammer. Russ Marshalek, Marietta, Ga. Write to USA WEEKEND, 1000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22229-0012 (e-mail: letters(; fax: 703-276-6518). You must Include your name, address and daytime telephone number. C3 USA WEEKEND • Oct. J-6.1697 11 ft* Motrin

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