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Cafe Reopening Set

Catty, But Skillfully So

Missing a Vital Piece

Write On!

Pity the Greeks

Dearly Beloved...

A Bridge Too Far Gone?

Cafe Reopening Set

There are some corrections of fact I would like to make.

1) Rita Cochran did approach us about taking on a role in our business; we declined her offer. After coming to know her better, we will always decline her offer.

2) We have had a fully functional lease of 1016 Laurel Avenue for 11 years now. Sometimes in a lease agreement either party can be negligent in keeping their terms. Keeping the property in good repair is the responsibility of the lessor; paying the rent is the responsibility of the lessee; sometimes discrepancies arise between parties.

3) Our Grand Re-Opening takes place Oct. 11, and we are kicking it off with lots of improvements like an expanded book selection where all paperbacks are $3 and hardbacks are $5 ‘til December.

Lastly, we welcome Ms. Cochran’s ideas and ambitions to the Victorian Houses. There are plenty of houses to choose from, even blue-colored ones.

As for our Yellow House, it is ours and especially this community’s. We have received votes of confidence from Kinsey Probasco as well as City Council members. 11th Street Books & Cafe has hosted weddings, wakes, dirges, protests, poetry readings, free Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, and we have no intention of ceasing to be our Community’s coffee shop.

Loretta Roscoe-Granath


Catty, But Skillfully So

For someone who has a lot of negative energy for the Greek community, she didn’t bother to even be clean (since when are only Greeks permitted cleanliness?), wrote a lot about unseen kegs, and accepted a bid that could have gone to a woman who really did want to be part of the Greek community.

Ms. Wylie, you may think you’re an undercover reporter, but you’re nothing but a fraud. A dirty one, at that. I will say that the article was well written, if mean-spirited—you must have a good journalism department!

M. Hunter


Missing a Vital Piece

For some chapters more than others it can be a show. I also was impressed that you sought input from a social psychology professor and how his assessment didn’t positively or negatively misconstrue Greek involvement.

I have read many, many articles written to smear the Greek community, and though I did not like certain aspects of your article, there was truth and responsible journalism throughout it. I applaud that.

I do feel, at the end of your article, that you may have overlooked one vital piece. How did the Alpha Xi Delta chapter feel when you did not go to their suite? As a collegiate, there were years when a potential new member did not show up for bid day festivities for whatever reason. It broke the heart of chapter members because they look forward to new women joining their chapter and what they can bring. Knowing you would not take a bid if offered many hearts did you break?

Had circumstances been different, I would have loved to find out how your talents, specifically writing and the ability to see a different perspective of sorority involvement, could have benefited this Alpha Xi Delta chapter. 

Trish Fostvedt


Write On!

Marian O’Briant


Pity the Greeks

I’m writing to say “job well done!” I think you mentioned not having “guts” at the end, but it sounds like it took a lot of fortitude for a cool gal like you to withstand the entire process you went through. Bottom line: I’ve always thought Greeks suck, and I still do. Only now, I tend to pity them for their narrow-minded conformist ways, rather than despise them. I guess that’s what being out of college for almost 10 years has done to my psyche. Thanks for the good read.

Josh Staunton

P.S. I’ll take rock ‘n’ roll and Goodwill over Faith Hill and the GAP any day!


Dearly Beloved...

Tony Basilio wrote a wonderful article earlier in Metro Pulse about the 1985 team when he said, “They were us.” He hit the nail on the head about a team that represented the end of one era of college football and the beginning of today’s era of speed, size, and strength. 

The 1985 squad had players you could imagine playing in the 1960s or ’70s. Players such as Mark Hovanic, Daryl Dickey, Tim Hendrix, and Dale Jones are just a few. I could actually imagine myself being Chris White, even though my best 40-yard dash looked like slow motion.

We saw the future of college football in giants like Harry Galbreath and Bruce Wilkerson. Players like Tony Robinson, Tim McGee, and Jeff Powell coined a new word, “athleticism.”

The SugarVols were the best of both worlds. They were heart, soul, speed and size and we loved them. This coming weekend marks the 20th anniversary of this magic season. I hope that all the fans and media make this a truly special weekend. Thank you, SugarVols, for being my favorite team of all time.

W. Lynn Hatcher


A Bridge Too Far Gone?

Gary Lowhorn

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