I don't know what Bible J.D. Drew is reading every night but my version has several warnings about greed.
—Vassilis Dalakas, Eugene, Ore.
Judging Anson Dorrance
Your story about North Carolina women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance was fantastic ( Anson Dorrance, Dec. 7). I'd back the coach in this dispute. The letters he wrote to Debbie Keller sound as if they were written by someone living up to the sign in his office: PEOPLE DON'T CARE HOW MUCH YOU KNOW UNTIL THEY KNOW HOW MUCH YOU CARE.
Jaci Hughes, Lexington, Ore.
Have we really come to the time when males in a position of leadership are not allowed to have relationships with females beyond strict surface interaction? Where do we draw the line? Is a high five O.K. but a pat on the back questionable? Is a touch on the shoulder to get a woman's attention going too far? How can you lead without becoming involved?
John Lowe, Raleigh, N.C.
As parents of a North Carolina woman soccer player, we were happy to see the article. Dorrance treats all his players, from those who walk on to those getting a full ride, like members of his family. He shows that he cares for them. It is unfortunate that his letters of encouragement were interpreted as sexual harassment. We believe that this is more an indictment of our society than it is an indictment of Dorrance.
Lee and Betsy Morrison
As for Santa Clara coach Jerry Smith, who wonders why Debbie Keller would "go through this if it's not true," all I can tell him is that there are 12 million reasons she's going through with this.
Mike Dunlap, Dallas
Dorrance should not be allowed to coach any girls' or women's team. Those letters sent a chill down my spine.
Wayne Young, Battle Creek, Mich.
I am highly suspicious of any person who boasts that he is able to understand half the world's population. Dorrance makes me feel dirty just reading about him. Give me Pat Summit any day.
Ellen Cooper, South Hadley, Mass.
S.L. Price calls North Carolina's new 6,600-square-foot soccer complex Coach Dorrance's "latest creation." However, it was I who found the dedicated donors and initiated the building of this facility. I am proud of this soccer complex, which will serve two great soccer programs at North Carolina.
Men's Soccer Coach
University of North Carolina
It's obvious that God is responsible for J.D. Drew's baseball talent (Might Makes Right, Dec. 7). It's equally obvious that God is fair and just. He gave Drew his incredible talent to compensate for his incredible ignorance. As a Phillies fan I want to thank God for making the sanctimonious, Bible-thumping twerp a Cardinal.
Joe Malatesta, Baltimore
What I'm really waiting for is to see how much courage Drew has the first time he is scheduled to stand in the on-deck circle at the Vet. If he is as religious as you paint him to be, he would be wise to pray for a rainout.
Drew Gallagher, Media, Pa.