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National Media Hoping for the Next Natalie Holloway Saga

Dear Source,
I heard you on Larry King. I agree, King wanted some sort of corroborating inflammatory statement about the investigation and was pushing you to give one.
It is unfortunate any time anyone is murdered in the Virgin Islands and I do feel for the family.
I do believe, however, that the media took hold of this story and ran with it in hopes of becoming the newest Natalie Holloway saga. I of course remember the aftermath of Fountain Valley and how the reputation of the Virgin Islands suffered for decades. While Mr. King and CNN feign momentary interest and outrage, I fear the damage to the VI will linger long after the stateside media has moved on to its next sensational headline.
Paul Smith
Island Melee

now living on Florida
Editors note:We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.

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Dear Source,
I heard you on Larry King. I agree, King wanted some sort of corroborating inflammatory statement about the investigation and was pushing you to give one.
It is unfortunate any time anyone is murdered in the Virgin Islands and I do feel for the family.
I do believe, however, that the media took hold of this story and ran with it in hopes of becoming the newest Natalie Holloway saga. I of course remember the aftermath of Fountain Valley and how the reputation of the Virgin Islands suffered for decades. While Mr. King and CNN feign momentary interest and outrage, I fear the damage to the VI will linger long after the stateside media has moved on to its next sensational headline.
Paul Smith
Island Melee

now living on Florida
Editors note:We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.