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NO. Compensation for student athletes
should be restricted to tuition, room and
board, and academic fees. However, special
trust funds should be established for those
athletes who incur injuries and disabilities
from their participation in collegiate sports.
Oak Lawn, Illinois
YES. Universities turn a profit on college athletes. Let’s pass that down.
NO. That’s what pro athletes are for. College
is to learn, gain experience and develop skills
for a future career.
YES. The business model for college sports
has evolved, and so should the benefits/com-pensation to student athletes.
Thanks for the story on people putting
their own lives at risk to help others [“Profiles
of courage,” September 2014]. Reminds me of
my brother Bob, who saved two young girls at
a public beach. When no one else seemed to
see their struggle, Bob dove in and held them
up as he walked them to shore with his head
Bravo for featuring unsung heroes in your
September issue. Be a good Samaritan—pay it
Hope to read more of these types of inspirational stories in The Connection.
Chino Hills, California
Hercule Poirot returns
I am very pleasantly surprised to read
about this new Agatha Christie Poirot book
coming alive after so many years [“Labors of
Hercule,” September 2014]. It brings me fond
childhood memories of 30 years back when
most of my summer holidays would be spent
bingeing on these mystery novels one after
another with no worries about the outside
world. Thanks for reviving those old memories. I will be in a Costco warehouse store to
grab my copy.
San Jose, California
I wanted to tell you how much I look forward to Pennie’s Book Pick selections and
comments. I read them avidly, as I am a book
enchantedprose.com). I just posted a
review of one of the books highlighted, The
Fortune Hunter [Staff book picks, August
2014]. I’ve also had the privilege of meeting
the featured August author, Simon Van Booy
[The Illusion of Separateness]. I wish Costco
would expand its book selection (it used to be
larger) in my Sterling, Virginia, store. So, I
really appreciate Pennie’s great choices.
The September Connection had a succinct
and useful synopsis, “Managing diabetes.” It
was interesting to then read about the Native
American couple who are marketing their
Tanka food products through Costco [“Solving
for change”]. American Indians and Alaskan
Natives have the highest rate of Type 2 diabetes of any ethnicity, according to statistics collected by the CDC [Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention]. In my opinion, outcomes for the health of people with diabetes is
Debate goes on
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often based on economic status. I hope Tanka
is a moneymaker, and the job opportunities it
creates will help many people on the Pine
Ridge reservation who have diabetes to be able
to better manage their diabetes and live longer
and in better health.
Your article about contractor fraud is
good, as far as it goes [“Don’t be a victim of
consumer fraud,” September 2014].
Consumers should know about the protection a contract bond offers. A fraudulent
contractor will most likely walk away from a
deal if asked to enter into a contract bond. A
reputable contractor will not be insulted by
this kind of transaction. It guarantees that
subcontractors are paid and that the subcontractor, contractor and homeowner agree
that the work was performed up to standards
and passed all inspections.
Prescription for savings
Recently my daughter needed a very
expensive medication. Our doctor told us the
pharmacy with the best price for that medication has traditionally been Costco. Although
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athletes be paid?”