Letters

Lionel Berthoux
Manhattan


SKI TERROR WORLDWIDE

Jet ski attacks on kayakers like those described in Erik Baard's article "Collision Course" [September 11] aren't limited to New York. I was dumped into 40-degree water last spring by a bozo on a jet ski on an Indiana lake. Fortunately, we were able to get the young punk's number, and he wound up doing 30 days in the local slammer.

Wes Boyd
Manitou Beach, Michigan


Just read your story on jet ski terrorism. I write from Sydney, Australia, and can tell you similar stories abound here as well. So much so that the State government has banned them from Sydney Harbour. Of course, this has resulted in an outcry from the boofheaded jet ski owners, who delight in calling them "smaller pleasure craft."

Small yet lethal.
David McCarthy
Sydney, Australia


'E' AND MY SHADOW

Incredible article on Ecstasy ["The People's Prozac," Carla Spartos, September 11]. As a self-medicating Ecstasy antidepressant patient, I feel that this side of the war on "E" should be researched to the fullest extent. I was given Ritalin, Prozac, Zoloft, and other drugs to overcome major depression with suicidal tendencies, borderline personality disorder, and other emotional "chemical imbalances," but until I started taking Ecstasy on a regular basis (from age 16; I am now 21), I didn't feel that most of my problems in life had been lessened to an extent. Thanks for the update.

Name withheld


TWILIGHT ZONE

Please, please, please, quit using the phrase "at the end of the day." It is so overused and meaningless. Please be more creative. Thanks.

Robbie Becklund
Brooklyn


CORRECTIONS

• In Carla Spartos's article "The People's Prozac" (September 11), Dr. Charles Grob was wrongly identified. He is the director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

• In Anderson Tepper's review of Bait by David Albahari ("So Long, Serbia: An Exile's Solitary Tale," August 14), the translator of the book was misidentified. Bait was translated by Peter Agnone.

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