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Objecting to Hounddog

Marc Maximov, in his article regarding the Dakota Fanning movie Hounddog, and the swirl of controversy surrounding it, damn near points his finger in my direction saying that my radio show started this mess ("Suspicious minds," Feb. 7).

The Hounddog controversy is and has been much more than a rape scene that involved a 12-year-old actress portraying a 9-year-old who gets raped by the milkman after doing a strip show for him to get tickets to see Elvis in concert. It is about a poorly put together incentive bill, an ineffective union, independent filmmakers who can't pay their bills, labor laws that exclude children who work in the film business, and child exploitation.

I am the executive producer of Blue Line Radio. I also work in the film business in Wilmington, and was made aware of various sexually explicit scenes involving minor children. I obtained a copy of the script, which included scenes that—if shot as the script called for—suggested criminal acts of the sexual exploitation of a minor child. We made our report and left the investigation in the hands of authorities.

If you had any interest in understanding the truth in this, you should have contacted me. That would have been the professional thing to do.

By the way, Blue Line Radio is a show that deals with crime and crime-related issues. The host is a 24-year veteran law enforcement officer and an FBI National Academy graduate. The radio station carrying our show has one two-hour Christian-oriented program in the entire weekly lineup. Otherwise it is all-talk, all-news format, just as it says it is on the Web site. It is not a Christian radio station.

Tre Benson
Wilmington

Don't dis mixed use

Cameron Village does not deserve the contempt that Peter Eichenberger slathers so lavishly on it in his column on the Dix campus ("Saving Dix—and what she stood for," Feb. 14). Fifty years after its creation, Cameron Village stands up as an exemplary model of residential, retail and park mixed use development. I've lived in Cameron Village for eight years and love it.

Comparing Dix to a "destination park" like New York's Central Park overlooks the critical aspect of mass transit. Most users would need to drive to Dix. Becoming a destination park would require paving part of paradise to put up a parking lot, particularly for uses such as performing venues. The N.C. Museum of Art grounds are already an outstanding destination park. Mixed use is the way to go for Dix.

Michael Heaney
Raleigh

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