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Online Letters to the Editor for March 15

Online Letters to the Editor for March 15

  • Prostitutes’ clients should be referred to by another name
  • India should find alternative m
  • Prostitutes’ clients should be referred to by another name

    Upon hearing Alan Dershowitz on the radio, explaining away Gov. Spitzer’s involvement with a prostitute, only to point out that prostitution couldn’t exist without the customer corrupting the morals of the women, Dershowitz frequently referred to the clients as “johns.” I’d rather hear them referred to as “alans” in place of “johns,” because this is one John that believes the customer should be arrested for creating prostitution.

    By the way, if a devious man will cheat on his wife and children, what will prevent him from using taxpayers’ money for his selfish purposes?

    John Lasala


    India should find alternative methods for euthanizing stray dogs

    I bought the March 7 Daily Gazette and was shocked and disgusted by the article I read. It was about the stray dogs in India. As an animal lover, I cannot believe what is happing there. How did this start? All the thousands of stray dogs! And why isn’t India stepping up to address the problem, instead of the cruel and painful poisoning of the poor creatures? Isn’t there another alternative method? I am so sad and wish there was something I could do. I realize this is a huge problem all over the world, but there must be something someone can do.

    I have three cats of my own; all were strays that were dumped off in my backyard. I love them to death; all that any animal wants is love. Please, someone help these dogs before it’s too late.

    Sandy Agresta


    ‘Love, Janis’ performance was a sensation

    I attended the two performances of “Love, Janis” at Proctors on March 7 and 8. I would like to thank all of those involved who had the foresight to bring this “not so mainstream” event to Schenectady, for not just one, but two shows.

    The staff at Proctors were all very helpful and kind, relating to all on a personal and professional level that added to the evening’s enjoyment.

    The performance of Eva Shure (in the speaking role of Janis for both performances) was, as reviewed by Paul Lamar in the March 8 Gazette, “moving,” and Mary Bridget Davis (in the singing role of Janis on Friday) was “brilliant . . . 38 years melted away.” I could not agree more.

    Katrina Chester’s role of the singing Janis on March 8 was a sensation, but in my eyes, Mary Bridget brought Janis to life in a way that I thought would never be possible. Eva’s performance brought emotion and vulnerability to the words that just don’t come across on paper. By the end of the show, Mary Bridget and Katrina had us on our feet, in synch with their performances of “Move over” and “Get it while you can” — I really felt as if we were at an actual Janis concert. I only wish that feeling could have continued.

    Eva, Mary Bridget, Katrina, the members of the band and crew were equally as wonderful when I had the opportunity to meet with them after the performances — icing on the cake for an outstanding evening I will never forget.

    Although the house was not sold out for either evening, there was quite a crowd and it was pleasing for me to see so many Janis fans of all ages.

    I wonder if Proctors will consider having Big Brother & the Holding Company as part of their line-up for next year? You can be sure that I, and others, will be there for every performance!

    Laurie Schraver


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