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Bully for Bowers  Recently I had the opportunity to review the documents that prompted UVA to fire Dena Bowers [“Supporters rally for Bowers,” 7 Days, December 6]. A reasonable individual could only conclude that the e-mail that led to Ms. Bowers’ dismissal was personal in nature. The e-mail is brief, informal and bears no resemblance […]

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Words to the unwise I’ve written before about the use of gutter language in C-VILLE Weekly. From the words used in your latest issue, I can only conclude that you employ mostly uneducated people. Why not use the word “tree” instead of “sucker” [Big Picture, November 22]? Why use the phrase, “If she refuses to […]

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Tri, tri again The name of the colonial man’s three-sided hat is actually spelled “tricorn” (alternatively spelled “tricorne”), not “tricorner” [“Court Square now officially tourist-friendly,” 7 Days, November 22]. You must have heard the same misinformation in school that I did many years ago when I was told that those hats were called “tricorn” because […]