Letters | A cat by any other name is still a pet; Correcting the corrections policy

February 2, 2014 

Accommodations

A cat by any other name

is still a beloved pet

We are visiting Myrtle Beach for the third year and have enjoyed our stays until this year. I have a pet peeve and that is: Why do the motels say “pet friendly” on their signs and printed material, but what they really mean is they are dog friendly ?

A cat is also a pet, but when you tell them you have a cat, you are refused a unit to stay. To me cats are easier to care for because they don't drool over the furniture, chew the furniture, scratch doors or carpets and don't bark. We always bring covers to put on the furniture and clean up everyday with our cat. He is sprayed and declawed.

We have to bring him because he is diabetic and need insulin everyday. We stayed the whole month of January and paid $100 for the pet., which is OK with us. I think it is false advertising saying pet friendly. Dogs are not the only pets.

Sandra Kring

Millsboro, Del.

Policies

Paper’s corrections policy

needs to be corrected

Regarding your recent column on corrections, (Jan. 13, “Dear Reader | The correction conundrum”) I believe it is quite reasonable to use the page 2 space for correction of serious typos, name misspellings, statistical data errors, etc. This is general practice in national publications like The New York Times.

A recent Wall Street Journal had three such corrections (e.g. a company paid $1.2 billion in fines not $1.2 million as reported; a photo with Roger Federer was mislabeled and a chart had incorrect data).

However, when a news article, or a headline has erroneous data such as the recent headline concerning an employee purchasing Chicora (when in fact it was a related business entity), a corrective story should be published in the same manner as the original misleading article. The lack thereof contributes to confusion from clients, creditors and other local citizens -- especially when it relates to a business endeavor that has been in the local community for more than 40 years.

Paul Malone

Georgetown

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