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Continued: Readers Write: (June 3): Education blame, Justice Paul Anderson, Mini-Wheats, Sara Jane Olson, noise, 'talking points'

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Anderson served in a difficult time of transition for the Minnesota judiciary. Certainly his opinions on the Supreme Court will be of significance. But he was more than a thoughtful writer. He will leave the courts in far better shape because he cared about people, court employees and judges. If judges are able to emulate his capacity for growth and enthusiasm, he will, in a sense, have a legacy that will continue to have a great impact for many years to come.

KEVIN BURKE, Minneapolis


The writer is a Hennepin County district judge and former chief judge of that court.

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Mini-Wheats, at least, are what name implies

I note that Kellogg’s has reached a $4 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit over Mini-Wheats advertising; the company claimed it improves students’ brainpower.

How about if we take similar action against the cereals with wildly misleading names? “Honey Bunches of Oats”? Read the label; a better name would be “Sugar Bunches of Wheat.” How about a cereal called “Grape-Nuts” that contains neither grapes nor nuts?

CRAIG M. WIESTER, Minneapolis

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Paper picked bad day to spotlight the ex-con

Shame on the Star Tribune for including an article about Sara Jane Olson on Memorial Day (“Ex-con Sara Jane Olson wants to help prisoners,” May 26). What an insult to those who fought and died for this country!

LEN COLSON, Plymouth

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