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;;Jeff Billman: You're on the cover of Orlando Weekly ["I'm going to Jasper," June 8]. Is this the launch of your modeling career?

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;;Will Richey, Orlando

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;;One tourist, coming up

;;I just finished reading your article ["I'm going to Jasper," June 8] in this week's Orlando Weekly, and I really enjoyed it! I wanted to go up to that area for the Florida Folk Festival but just didn't make it. Sounds like I might have to make other plans for a visit, though.

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;;Jennifer Chapin, Orlando

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;;Ferguson is no scientist

;;Dear Jason [Ferguson]: If you wish to put in writing statements relating to that complex topic, origins science, I take the liberty of suggesting you do thorough research ["Science versus stupid, May 4].

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;Species origin took a quantum leap forward with the dawn of the quantum age. I mean, we now can get a glimpse of how it really happened. These findings support some aspects of Darwinism and finally discredit others. You will get the basic picture by checking out the latest developments in the relevant fields.

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;If you are genuinely capable of discerning the difference between objective fact-finding and religiously motivated assumption, you will look into the technical facts as they exist and report accordingly.

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;I am qualified to tell you that Darwinism is not an adequate theory. If you can provide solid evidence that it adequately explains things, send your evidence and I will
;publish it. I am working on speciation. Incidentally, and as you possibly know, most contributors to modern Darwinistic teachings admit they don't know what happens at speciation. They also know of recent advances in this area. They refuse to acknowledge that these advances exist.

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;Philip Heywood, via the Internet

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;;But he is perceptive

Jason Ferguson: Your review of Peeping Tom [CD reviews, May 25] was almost as true as the realizations in my own mind. I approve you for unlimited successions Jason. Wish everyone was as perceptive.

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;;Rob Summers, Orlando

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;;An honest man

;;In an age of corporate buyouts and media conglomerates, it is refreshing to have journalists who have an engaging composition writing style. To have them be honest and have a "direct-in-your-face" style is an even more valuable asset.

;;This is pertaining to Mr. Steve Schneider, who recently critiqued a piece I produced ["Making sacrifices," Arts & Culture, May 4]. Being an independent artist means I am without the distribution or advertising clout the major corporations have, and to have an organization such as Orlando Weekly not only review and critique the work, but to have an honest journalist in the manner of Steve Schneider, is a testament to your organization's mission statement.

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;;I realize your staff is pulled in many directions on a daily basis, and that in itself shows how your reporting style, composition, layout and all the "direct-in-your-face" journalism is so much needed in this city. In fact, all weeklies in all cities should serve the purpose the Orlando Weekly has set forth.

;; James D. Watkins, Orlando

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;;Department of Corrections

;;A photo in the dining section of the June 8 issue was incorrect. The review that week was of Lola's Gourmet to Go; however, the photo was of Paris-Bistro. The person responsible for the mix-up has been made to feel very, very bad about it, and assures us it will not happen again. We, however, are taking a wait-and-see attitude.

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