Letters to the Editor

Would a kind word have helped?

My friend and I frequent the Starbucks at Orangeburg Avenue and Oakdale Road. On several occasions, Alan Andrews would be there. He would never bother anyone or ask for anything. He was a quiet and lost soul. I am deeply saddened by his death ("Coroner identifies body in canal," March 25, Page B-2), but I also regret not giving him a kind word or even maybe a hot cup of coffee to lift his spirits.

Our state budget cuts should not be in mental health or in health care. No one should be left behind.

BARBARA ERAMDJIAN

Modesto

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