Kudos and shame

Re: “Wind blows three friends to symphony," S.A. Life, Jan. 10:

I very much enjoyed the wonderful article about the young musicians recently hired by the San Antonio Symphony. When I turned to page 8 to finish reading it, I was amused by the contrast between the story I was reading and what appeared above it — “MTV Shores up Its Lineup with Buckwild."

Is there any more vivid example of how far down the toilet our culture has gone than this show and the others like it that appear on that network? Between shows like this, and the “child-men" who litter professional sports and exert such a negative influence on young boys, it's small wonder that we have so many problems in our schools — particularly in the inner-city.

Shame on MTV and congratulations to our new symphony members! We need more young folks like these musicians to serve as positive role models for young folks in this country.

Dean Zarmbinski