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Re.: Don’t Shoot the Messenger: Sailing Through Transition Though we certainly appreciate your attention to and coverage of Southern Oregon University and the SOU Board of Trustees, your piece contains a factual error that I feel merits correction. The SOU Board has not extended President Saigo’s contract. Rather, the Board

Editorial note: We didn’t ask for poetry. But poetry is what we got. Re.: Unsolicited poetry SMOKE                                                                                         The curtain of smoke parted / for a short while, this morning, bringing relief / from burning eyes– not to be confused with / relief from burning fires. Suffering immeasurable, devastation

Re: Duck Disgrace Thank you for bringing attention to the deeply troubling University of Oregon rape case. Kudos to the two counseling center employees who blew the whistle on what ended up being a privacy law loophole that allowed the school’s lawyers to access the victim’s records, and to Wyden

Re: Constitutionality of Camping Bans In our last issue, The Messenger reported on a statement from the Department of Justice regarding a lawsuit against camping bans in Boise, Idaho, a statement which said they were a violation of the 8th Amendment to the U.S. constitution. We reached out to Medford

Re: The Bear Creek Greenway Sounds like the path is all but worthless to commuters. -Will Shapiro   Re: Six Bike Laws Drivers Need to Know I will follow the traffic laws concerning bikers, when bikers follow the traffic laws for being on the street. -Nikkoli David   If they

  Re: Southern Oregon’s rental market is now worse than NYC’s All this has happened quite recently. Ten years ago, when I was fresh out of college, I rented a 1-bdrm apartment in a victorian fourplex in the railroad district for $550/month. A few years later, I rented a 2-bdrm

ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Latin motto “Carpe diem” shouldn’t be translated as “Seize the day!”, says author Nicholson Baker. It’s not a battle cry exhorting you to “freaking grab the day in your fist like a burger at a fairground and take a big chomping bite out of it.”

Re: Gilbert’s Response to Our reponse to “Sterling,” Who Responded to “Bugsy” When you wrote to The Messenger asking they clarify their editorial position regarding letters, it seemed like you’re trying to pull some sort of “gotcha,” to pin them into an idealogical box of some sort. Which is really

Re: Your response to “Sterling,” who responded to “Bugsy” In your response to “Sterling,” who wrote to you re: Harvest According to “Bugsy,” you wrote this: “We welcome all letters, no matter how venomless or foundationless.” (And now, a side-thought: did you really mean “venomless” or did you mean “venomous”?

Re: Local Little League Still Striving for Gender Equity Equality is not an issue with boys and girls youth baseball/softball programs. It’s the lack of population and the interest in our local baseball/softball programs. More boys play baseball than girls. The girls Little League Softball program does have a season