With regard to the "offensive" name of Lake Calhoun ("Could 'chain of lakes' be Isles, Harriet -- Humphrey?", May 21). Why not just cut to the chase? It should quite simply be renamed Lake PC. Problem solved.

RICHARD BRINKLEY, PLYMOUTH

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We need to learn from our mistakes, folks. We used to have a couple of things named for Hubert H. Humphrey around here, and it didn't go well. Let's take a tip from the Metropolitan Airports Commission and change the names of Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet to Lake 1 and Lake 2.

DAVID CARPENTER, MINNEAPOLIS