I like reading the Mini Page in the Daily News, even though it is designed for children. Usually I learn something. A recent issue was no exception. I learned that the Olympics added four new sports. I also learned that Los Angeles and New York City have moved. I always thought that Los Angeles was closer to Korea than New York City. And both are closer to Korea than I thought. According to my calculations, we are 15 hours behind Korea, Los Angeles is 13 hours behind and New York City is 16 hours behind. I know the Mini Page is published by another agency, and the Daily News just reprints the story. However, publishing erroneous information, especially stories aimed at children, shouldn’t happen.

I also learned in the paper that you can have a “head on collision” between a car and a pedestrian. I would think that if the pedestrian was facing the car he would have been able to avoid being hit. Also, mentioning the passenger in the car has no relevance to the article. This was a poorly written article.

Perhaps I’m being overly critical of the paper, but I think there are too many errors – spelling, context, etc. Spell-check can only do so much. Hands-on editing is also necessary.

While I’m on my soapbox, the Panhandle is primarily conservative. We would appreciate reading the conservative side of issues. It appears that most news articles only provide the liberal point of view. There are two sides to every story. Please print both.

Frank Harrington, Fort Walton Beach