Letters Anniversary Congratulations

Twenty-five and Counting

D MAGAZINE HAS SURELY MADE AN ENORMOUS contribution to area progress, not only in Dallas itself but throughout our entire region.

TOM VANDERGRIFF,

TARRANT COUNTY JUDGE, Fort Worth

GREAT 25TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!! Just add this to the pile of Congrats.

MERRIE SPAETH, Dallas

CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT ISSUE.

LEECuLLUM,Dallas

IT WOULD TAKE PAGES FOR ME TO COMMENT ON all the excellent reporting, writing,and editing.

Charles M. Patrick, Jr., Rociada, NM

CONGRATULATIONS ON THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY of D Magazine. Congratulations, also, on the special anniversary issue.

ERLENYE,CEO,TXU

Dallas

WE WERE ESPECIALLY PLEASED TO FIND Prudence Mackintosh’s byline in our October D Magazine. Moreover, we were delighted by her article until the egregious error on page 173 hit me between the eyes. She refers to Gloria Steinem’s “unadorned Vassal looks.” Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem. Molly Wins, and 1 are all alums of the women’s college that has spawned many of yesterday’s vocal feminists, and it is not Vassar.

AMY WOLFRAM, Los Angeles, CA.

MACKINTOSH RESPONDS: Aw Amy, I know they’re all a bunch of Smithies. The Smith Look just sounded so generic. Sorry I didn’t give your school a plug.

Powerful Response

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING INTEREST and coverage of SMU, particularly the short piece about university President Gerald Turner in the recent article “The Most Powerful People in Dallas.”

There was an error in the article’s description on SMU’s Capital Campaign, which is, indeed, the most successful in the university’s history. Rather than a $550 million capital fund-raising campaign, President Turner launched a $350 million campaign; the campaign passed that goal in August, and the goal was raised to $400 million.

We are grateful for the support we have received, very enthusiastic about our future, but not yet ready to declare ourselves in a $500 million campaign.

JEANNE P. WHITMAN, VICE PRESIDENT

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

University Park

I TAKE GREAT ISSUE WITH GLENNA WHITLEY’S article, “The Most Powerful People,” re Senator Florence Shapiro.

Ms. Whitley evidently is unaware of the numerous landmark bills authored by Senator Shapiro, which are now law. Furthermore, Senator Shapiro does not pay homage to any lobby, nor does she play to your, or any other, political reporter, which could easily anger some.

MILLIE MATTHEWS, Denton

I PICK UP D MAGAZINE OFTEN ENOUGH TO BE A subscriber. I’m not a big fan of Dallas, but in a one-newspaper town. I read what I can get my hands on.

I’m sure that there are valuable stories of movers and shakers in your dollar range who also happen to be an ethnic minority. I would like to see more stories about them.

DWAYNE JOHNSON, Carrollton

Venable Speaks Out

YOUR REPORTING IS INCORRECT. I have neither constructed nor placed one single yard sign about Judge Patterson. Your statistics of public money spent and why it was spent are equally erroneous.

Don Venable, Former DISD TRUSTEE

Dallas

THE EDITORS REPLY: We are always interested in Mr. Venable’s version of events.

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