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Maya’s a Mess

Since Maya Angelou’s poetry spews nonsensical gobbledygook, what makes Janice Camp think she would notice a misspelling in Style Weekly (Letters, Feb. 25)? Listen to her poem at the 1992 Bill Clinton inauguration if you can bear it or understand it.

Max Maizels

Photo Sets Bad Example

You have a photograph of Charles Arthur, along with others standing on railroad tracks (Cover Story, March 3). Our organization, Virginia Operation Lifesaver, does what it can to educate people to “Stay Off The Tracks” as not only is it illegal, but could be deadly.

Virginia is one of the top 15 states with fatalities resulting from trespassing on railroad rights of way. So, as you can see, this photo doesn’t help our efforts to keep people off the tracks and reduce deaths (we’d like to eliminate them) in Virginia. I know Virginians are fascinated by the rail, but there are safer ways to enjoy one of the modes of transportation that has built our country.

If you are interested in more information about rail safety, you can visit our national Web site at www.oli.org and see what we do to inform people about not only trespass prevention, but safety at highway-railroad grade crossings, and educational programs we have. It also has links to other Web sites that may be of interest to you.

Steve Eilert
State Coordinator
Virginia Operation Lifesaver


The Art Works mural (“Catch 22,” Cover Story, March 3) will rotate every six months, rather than annually, and the Martin Agency has put up the initial construction money.

In the Spring Arts Calendar we misspelled the name of artist Nancy Witt.

Vincent T. Brooks, an archivist for the Library of Virginia, was mistakenly quoted as comparing the height of Richmond Theatre to that of the old Marshall Theater (Street Talk, March 3). In fact, he was comparing the height of the former Richmond Theatre with the current building, most recently occupied by Cavalier Men’s Shop. In addition, John Wilkes Booth performed as part of the Marshall Theater stock company from 1858 to 1859.

Style regrets the errors.

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