Save money somewhere else and bring Harry back!
Jim Aversa, Philadelphia
I read that changes are coming in the Daily News.
I'm hopeful it won't change the paper all that much. But the loss of Harry Gross will be felt by many. Although I've never written to Harry, I always read his opinions to see if they could translate to me or someone in my life.
Speaking of opinions, I think the next change for the DN would be to retire Gary Thompson, your movie authority. Has he ever watched a movie just for fun? Not every movie needs to be dissected to the nth degree. Movies are made to help people get away from the stresses of their lives. We don't need someone to overanalyze a movie to tell us whether it's good or bad. So save the paper some money and dump Thompson.
And, lastly, to make the paper an absolute breath of fresh air, you should eliminate one more of your employees - Stuart Caesar. What? He doesn't work for you? I guess it only seems that way since his "views" are printed so often.
George Reppert, Philadelphia
I sadly read Harry Gross' July 8 farewell column. Since I retired in 1997, I've subscribed to the DN. I read each of Harry's columns, and saved many for future reference.
Wow, 10,000 columns from the many diverse readers who solicited his good counsel. He'll be sorely missed. Perhaps someday he'll begin a column in a different medium.
I thank the DN for bringing Harry Gross to me every weekday morning. I especially want to thank Harry for his expert opinions, explanations and reference information.
Joseph C. Wylie