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We read your article “Chicken soup for the
Costco member,” in the March Connection.
The story explains how Costco’s fresh food
delis are using rotisserie chicken, prepared
fresh at the warehouse, in other dishes.
So, last week my wife and I bought an enchilada dinner made with rotisserie chicken.
It was fantastic, a real improvement over your
previous item made with non-rotisserie
chicken. We are looking forward to trying the
chicken soup! You keep making quality foods
and we promise to do our part as consumers.
Don and Marie Rogers
Camano Island, Washington
Storm on the bayou
I recently read your article “Barbecue on
the bayou” in the January issue. It was an
interesting and warm article, but I think you
might have upset some people living in
Louisiana. You blamed the wrong hurricane
for the damage.
Katrina, the hurricane you cite in the
article, caused very minor problems in the
Hackberry/Holly Beach area that your story
referenced. But Hurricane Rita hit them dead
on and wiped out several communities.
To many, this might seem like a slight
oversight, but to those who live in this area it
isn’t. I’m a disaster action team member for
the American Red Cross, and I was sent to
that area a week after Rita hit. The people of
this area say that Katrina victims get all the
media attention and aid money, and Rita victims get nothing. I think they are right.
I applaud those in your story who helped
the people of Hackberry and your coverage
of it, but I just felt compelled to let you know
how citing the wrong hurricane may have
struck a sensitive nerve with readers in the
East Hanover, New Jersey
From rotisserie chicken, all good things
come—soup, salads, wraps, burritos,
enchiladas and more.
Either way, a sad loss
In the article “Remembering Richard
Carlson: Live like your heart is in it” [March
2007], I feel like the article discredits his
work. I know Ms. Jordan did not intend to do
this, but when she wrote that he “died of a
heart attack” it is assumed that he was not living up to what he’d written.
Looking closer at the italicized print it
says he died of a “pulmonary embolism”
[which] is very different from a heart attack.
Most pulmonary embolisms are caused by
deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This is a blood
clot [usually] in the lower leg that breaks off
and goes to the lung. DVT can be seen in
young healthy people who know how to
manage stress but have been confined in a
position that did not allow circulation in the
legs. This is why on a long plane ride you
should get up and move around or at least
pump your calves.
If he truly died of a pulmonary embolism,
please inform and explain this to your readers.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Pulmonary embolism is listed as the cause
of death in the obituary available at
The March issue of The Costco
Connection did a wonderful job highlighting
America’s passion for pets. Our pets inspire
so many aspects of our lives, from pet projects to thriving businesses—and everything
in between! American pets are trusted companions and truly a part of our families. We
love them, dote on them and pamper them
like never before.
The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA) is thrilled that
you featured our data in your article.
However, I would like to make some corrections to the data as it was reported in the arti-
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