The D 100: What About . . .
CLAIRE B. PUTNICKI
Angelo’s, Cattleman’s, The Old Swiss House, The Carriage House, Joe T. Garcia’s, and Tuscany in Fort Worth?
Cafe Le Jardin, Crystal Pagoda, and Le Bruxelles?
Dennis G. King
J. CHRISTORHER LUNA
ALAN J. SNOUFFER
PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE CHEF
A Sensitive Subject
Had Glenna Whitley ever experienced a chemical poisoning, or become incapacitated by sensitivities to her environment, she would have presented a much more balanced picture in her article about Dr. William Rea and the Environmental Health Center [“Is the 20th Century Making You Sick?,” August]. I found this supposedly researched article to be biased against the clinic, as she quotes many authorities opposed to Rea’s work, yet quotes no one who supports Rea’s work, of which there are many. Physicians around the country refer their patients to Rea”s clinic, because they are unable to deal with the symptomology of these patients.
Even though your article was a 20th-century “witch hunt.” I feel it will guide other poor suffering souls to find where help is now available.
Most of us have been to numerous specialists and spent thousands of dollars on useless cures. It would have been far less costly if we could have been spared their treatment of our symptoms, and gotten down to the cause in the first place. We are “medical rejects” and ego-deflating to the M.D.s who have not been able to diagnose our illness-thus, the old “psychosomatic” label.
D/B/A HAUNTED WITCH
Before going to EHC, I had several kidney infections and sinus infections per year. I had been to numerous doctors and an allergist to no avail. I didn’t associate the infections with allergies until I went to EHC for other symptoms (many of them listed in your article). Rea diagnosed my problems and prescribed antigens, and I am better able to function in this polluted world. I have been free of these infections for three years. I have seen many very sick people at EHC and heard many horror stories. These people are not insane; they are environmentally sensitive. Rea is way ahead of his time. In the future, he will be praised, not persecuted.
Like Ann Lloyd, I live at Seagoville in a porcelain-lined trailer and perceive it as being a cozy, beautiful little home. You neglected to inform your readers that in Lloyd’s “space station” is hanging a gorgeous handmade Tiffany lamp, a porcelain Chinese garden seat, and numerous colorful, stunning porcelain, glass, and metal objects displayed to perfection.
The entire article is as distorted as is the picture of Ann. (You’d better send the person behind the lens back to a photographer’s night class.) Was the whole intention to mislead? Shame on you for such a childish prank.
Sally Giddens and D Magazine deserve congratulations for the clear, fair-minded, record-clearing, and especially sensitive presentation of Charlotte Taft in “The Abortionist’s Tale” [August]. The beautiful spirit of the person she is comes alive in every reference to her and her work. Dallas has been fortunate to have had her presence and her contribution. Interestingly, the juxtapo-sitioning of Taft and Bill Price in the article brought to mind some other historical couplings: the High Priest Caiaphas and Jesus, the bishop of Beauvais and Jeanne D’Arc, the Puritans of New England and Anne Hutchinson. “When will we ever learn?”
D’s August issue brought forcibly to my attention how liberal this magazine is; even to appear to support legalized abortion. I cannot subscribe to KERA if the station continues to use D Magazine, unless it changes its biased approach to abortion and other issues. I feel that the right to choose should occur before pregnancy.
No doubt is left in the reader’s mind as to whose side Giddens is on. For every pro-lifer who is a screamer and an insulter, there are 100 who are kind and concerned. And is Charlotte Taft’s halo quite so deserved? After all, she does make $34,000 a year for her tender concern for women, whereas 99.9 percent of pro-lifers make nothing for trying to save the lives of the unborn.
But hey, Taft is honest. I appreciate that. She admits that she is taking lives when she does abortions. Thai’s more than 99 percent of the pro-choice forces admit. But like the poster on her door says, Charlotte Taft doesn’t want men to be the only ones to decide who is to die.
Like her “companion” says-she is one tender lady.
This may be difficult because I’m speaking over a chasm, but at our prayer group nearly a year ago we got a word from God. It went something like this:
“Tell them (the abortionist) they are past repentance and into judgment.”
When 1 told Charlotte the word she mocked it. It makes no difference, since she received the word.
God bless you.
Ronald L. GROSS
The Hingle Affair
I have just finished reading the disgraceful article that Laura Miller wrote (“Metropolis,” August] concerning the Hingle family. I have never been so livid in my life as when I read her pile of lies and false accusations directed at Betty Hingle. I feel that Hingle has excellent grounds for a case of slander and defamation of character after the horrible manner in which she has been portrayed in your salacious article.
I’m sorry that Audrey Hingle’s parents are vicious children masquerading as grown-ups-but what makes her family problems Laura Miller’s business? Or our business?
I am sick unto death of opening various publications and having my psyche assaulted this way. This bad. sick affair belongs in family court, not dumped on D’s readers. Little Audrey deserves some decency-and so do I.
So We Thought We’d Heard
Your writer [“So We’ve Heard,” August] said I plan to leave hospital administration and my academic career to return to private practice. Not so. Why didn’t he/she ask me about this? Private practice is nice, but I intend to remain as a full-time participant in the exciting developments at the Zale Lipshy University Hospital and Southwestern Medical Center.
It is true that I plan to step down as president and chief executive officer of Zale Lip-shy University Hospital-but decidedly not because of frustration with any aspect of the hospital or anything else. When I agreed to temporarily leave my full-time academic surgical career to become the CEO of the hospital in 1987, I made it clear that my involvement would be in the launching of the hospital, and that 1 would not stay on to manage the hospital’s day-to-day operations after it was up and running.
RONALD GARVERY, M.D., M.B.A.
PRESIDENT AND CEO
ZALE LIPSHY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
D regrets the error.
A Right To Be Paranoid
As a gun owner, I will not tolerate the violation of my Second Amendment rights [“Parting Shot,” August]. Gun owners have a right to be paranoid. There are bills in Congress right now that could ban every firearm in America. Thank God that the National Rifle Association is there to stop them.
Due to the media attacks on my constitutional rights, I have canceled my monthly donation to KERA. You have both been found guilty by the NRA and Coalition of Gun Owners of violating my rights.
O.T. WHITECOTTON JR.
Chris Tucker states that gun owners fear the government, that we believe that gun control will facilitate a police state. This is a foolish argument since even our founding fathers were fearful of a monolithic central government powerful enough to run roughshod over the rights of the individual. Such a government has been a concern of all Americans since the founding of this nation, but why is it that only gun owners are singled out for ridicule? Are we not being responsible citizens by maintaining vigilance against a government that sometimes threatens to usurp personal freedom?
RICHARD A. LOUIS
The ALA’S Say
Re: “Tax Dodgers: Don’t Bank on It,” [June]: members of the American Liberty Association are not “tax dodgers”… rather, we are supporters of constitutional taxes and government. Also, ALA is not a “farthest right group.” We are a diverse group of constitutional individualists who cherish liberty, comparable in philosophy and practice to America’s founding fathers.
AMERICAN LIBERTY ASSOCIATION
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