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[Susan notes: It is always good to catch the media doing something right. And in this case Yvonne also deftly weaved in scandal about NCLB largely ignored by the media. Kudos.]

Published in Boulder Daily Camera

To the editor

Thank you for publishing the article on Dr. Bolles's testimony ("Boulder surgeon testifies to Congress," on the front page of the April 19). I read with interest about the congressional investigation regarding whether or not the Pentagon manipulated information about the death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman and the rescue of Pfc. Jessica Lynch. Dr. Bolles is indeed a person who has ethics and integrity, and I applaud him.

There have been far too many shady dealings and the manipulation of information going on in high government places, not only from the Pentagon, but also from the Department of Education concerning the No Child Left Behind Act, the flagrant misuse of funds regarding the Reading First Initiative, not to mention rewriting scientific evidence concerning global warming and other important matters.

We citizens need brave and intelligent reporters and newspapers, which are willing to publish the facts, unveil ugly lies, and not be held hostage by "money" or some corporate CEO who wants yet another big mansion or another high profile car, and is willing to compromise telling the truth to amass more unneeded possessions.

Dr. Yvonne Siu-Runyan

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