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Dec. 13, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Columnist proves lack of insight

I suggest that Chuck Landon outdid himself Sunday, Dec. 8, in terms of ignorant comments, and, given his history, that was no mean feat.

Referring to the Herd's performance in the C-USA championship game, Landon led off his column with the following: "Marshall got out-smarted. That wouldn't have been any surprise if MU had faced off against Rice in the GE College Bowl or Jeopardy."

Sweeping generalizations are often unsupportable, and it's patently ridiculous to imply that Marshall students might be intellectually or academically inferior to students at Rice. I'm confident that both schools have student populations which would acquit themselves admirably in academic competition.

I frequently question Landon's knowledge in his presumed area of expertise, i.e., sports. Sunday he certainly proved once again that he is ill-qualified to comment on broader topics.

Paul Mayer


Congress needs to fix health care

Did you know that the insurance companies can deny you Medicare supplemental coverage because of pre-existing conditions if you decide to switch companies after your initial signup because you try to find a cheaper premium for the plan you have?

Congress and the insurance companies agreed to this problem when they drew up the insurance underwriting guidelines. If you do not believe me, call the West Virginia insurance commissioner. I am one that has been denied, so now I am not able to switch.

Congress needs to fix this problem.

Middleton Hunt




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