The Press: Call of Duty

One way to blow off steam in suburban Long Island is to write a letter to Newsday (circ. 239,972), which runs readers' complaints in a special "County Irritant" column. Last month, after two teen-age girls had signed their names to a letter lamenting the dearth of summer jobs, one of the girls became more irritated than ever. She complained that after her letter appeared, a telephone caller had offered her a $65-a-week job as all-around office helper. One of the job requirements: modeling in the nude.

Newsday decided to set a...

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