The following are a sampling of letters expressing opposition to the recent changes on the Star’s Comics/TV page, including the decision to stop printing the bridge column.
Many readers will miss
the daily bridge column
My spouse and I are really saddened by the paper’s decision not to include the daily bridge column. At this stage in life (over 60) we are attempting to maintain a healthy brain by such exercises as bridge, crypto-grams, and sudoko or ken-ken.
We are loyal paying subscribers whose only request is that you continue these mental exercises such as the bridge game in your daily publication. Maybe you have underestimated the large number of us who notice this glaring omission. Please reconsider and return our game!
Comics aren’t meant
to be read online
Seriously, folks, you want me to turn on my computer with my morning coffee and read my comics online? Find out my horoscope for the day? You must be kidding. I spend way too much time on a computer already, but I really don’t want to do it at zero dark 30 or even 9 a.m. Give me back the funnies so I can start my day with a smile instead of this grumpy countenance. Thank you very much.
Retired librarian, Tucson
Put bridge column
back on the menu
As a longtime subscriber to the Star, finding the bridge hand and commentary missing on Friday was akin to eating a mediocre meal with no dessert. Most disappointing. I will probably look for a new restaurant.
Avid duplicate bridge player, Tucson
Bridge column leaves
me in optimistic mood
Please add my name to those who are hoping the bridge column will return immediately, if not sooner. The bridge column is an education in itself and, as the last thing I read in the morning, puts an optimistic spin on the rest of my day. Please reconsider your stand on this matter. And thank you for your consideration.
Vocal coach, Tucson
Bridge column added
class to the newspaper
Please bring back the bridge column — not only entertaining but classy. If you need to save space, cut Fitz.
Why would Star
risk losing subscribers?
I have three children, grown-up and working, plus seven grandchildren, also all grown-up and working. None subscribes to a newspaper. They obtain all info on computers, cellphones and a little television.
Older folks read newspapers. It’s almost a ritual, as we’ve had the newspaper with our coffee for many years. Older folks also play bridge. Why would a newspaper like the Star risk losing even a couple of subscribers by taking out the bridge?
I’m seriously thinking
of ending subscription
I am very disappointed in the Star for the omission of the daily bridge column. I know many people enjoy reading this column to see how the experts play the hand and how most of us would play the hand. I believe the delivery of a hard-copy newspaper is losing favor in this age of electronics, and by this type of omission, it may force more of us to stop our subscription, as I am seriously thinking of doing.