Actor Bill Tarmey, who for 30 years played loveable rogue Jack Duckworth on the British soap opera "Coronation Street," died Friday at the age of 71, the show's producers said.
One of President Obama's approved TV ads derides GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney because he made millions of dollars and he used tax loopholes to pay a lower tax rate than a registered nurse. The loopholes Mr. Romney uses are the same loopholes available to every American, and they include donating to charity and buying tax-exempt municipal bonds that support state and local governments.
The Times article "Six arrested in suspected terror plot" (Web, World, Sept. 17) fails to mention the ethnicity or more appropriately, the religious bent of the six street cleaners.
I noted a strong contrast between the crowds that attended President Obama's inauguration rally and the "Restoring Honor" rally on the Mall ("Mall rally sends message of anti-Washington unrest," Politics, Monday).
The Friday article "Slow progress feared in stem cell study" makes it clear that proponents of stem-cell research fear that a drawn-out legal fight will devastate biomedical research for years, while pro-life advocates believe it will spur much-needed work in the adult stem-cell field.