Letters:: Aug. 19, 1996


Your coverage of events surrounding the crash of TWA Flight 800 [SPECIAL REPORT, July 29] was particularly sensitive and sincere--an impressive achievement in contrast to the sensationalism with which such tragedies are often greeted. The ability of witnesses to sympathize is something so nobly human, so inherently decent and moral, that it inspires and uplifts. A woman described her feelings as "very sad. Sad for the people, for the families." In the wake of the Oklahoma City and World Trade Center bombings, it seems that terrorism's vulture has found new carrion. It is a mark of the times...

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