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Oct. 5, 2005

Earlier letter too hasty

OK, I am not going to get much more work done today until I respond to my own letter about Saturday's game.

I went back and reread the article in the Houston Chronicle that caused me to write in about Coach Morriss and the after-game handshake. The impression given there was that bad sportsmanship was clearly displayed.

I was wrong not to read other accounts and to trust what is usually my favorite newspaper. I violated my own principle of getting facts straight before reacting.

I want to thank those who courteously sent me other descriptions and news stories about the situation and -- here goes -- I am sorry for jumping to conclusions.

I love the Bears, one and all. Mea maxima culpa and Sic 'Em Bears!

Dr. Mary Ann Bell
Assistant professor
School of Library Science
Sam Houston State University

Elevator's odor ruins trip

I recently graduated from Baylor and I came back to visit my old telecommunication professors. I was parking my car in the Dutton Avenue Parking Garage, and I was punched in the face by something when I stepped into the elevator.

A strong smell of I-don't-know-and-I-don't-care-to-find-out infected my nostrils. The entire ride down -- I parked on the roof, so it was a while -- I thought I was in Ground Zero of a dog who had beans for lunch.

And this smell has ALWAYS been there.

Ever since it was built, these elevators had been contaminated by some kind of remains from an elusive dog who is still at large.

And not only that, but as soon as I got off the elevator, another student was waiting at the bottom.

So now I have to come to terms that someone thinks that I am responsible for this cataclysmic stench.

The stench is still there. Please do something!

Mark Blitch
Telecommunications 2005