It was hard to read; the article by Bill Davis about Nick Powers (“That’s a Wrap,” News, May 10) and what Mr. Davis claimed to be Power’s undignified battle against an institution that his business has done nothing but support for half a decade. The article seemed to go against everything that our nation has been built upon and everything that we try to convey in the education of our young people. Powers, owner of Yo Burrito, stood up for what he believed in and fought against what he knew was wrong. Since when does the City Paper criticize a man for taking enough pride in what he has built to stand up against the muddle that College of Charleston has created?

As a seasoned employee of Yo and a friend to Nick, I know the old Yo was, for many of us, a second residence and provided many with an honest living for years. For these reasons I thank Nick for his struggle on behalf of our old place, but find myself apprehensive of a city that does not see the dignity in a man who had the vigor and courage to take a stand.

Elizabeth Wolowicz


With reference to your Hungryneck Boulevard article (“Road to Equality,” News, May 17), I find the idea that families whose land deeds date back over 130 years must somehow sacrifice anything for the families whose land deeds date back five or ten years grossly unfair and obscene. Leave Six-Mile, Eight-Mile, Ten-Mile, etc. alone. As it is, they gave up Four-Mile so we can have a couple of convenience stores and gas stations along the perimeter of the current completed Hungryneck. Let the newly-deeded landowners stay on Highway 17 where they belong. They never should’ve purchased their deeds knowing the consequences of their crowded commute to Charleston. To date, I do not see one planned congestion-alleviating road that will even come close to interfering with the I’Ons or the Charleston Nationals. The article does mention some possible planned road at Charleston National — yeah, sure — I would bet on hell freezing over before that ever happens.

Seymour Rosenthal

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