Should film critics consider moral characters of directors and actors?

Referencing Janet Burhoe-Jones’ letter ["Promotion of Roman Polanski Film Appalling," July 30, Xpress] regarding the review of “Venus in Fur”:  Is Roman Polanski morally reprehensible? A court thought so. Should film critics take into consideration the moral characters of directors and actors (think Woody Allen) when recommending movies?  If so, half the theaters in the country […]

Dr. Jennifer Mullendore is currently the medical director for Buncombe County Health and Human Services and a member of the Western Carolina Medical Society.

Buncombe County ranks lowest for immunizations in NC

Buncombe County usually ranks high in the state for healthy behaviors and quality medical care. Unfortunately there is one area where we are dead last: immunizations. The percent of Buncombe County kindergarteners who have not received all their required immunizations is about five times higher than the North Carolina average. Most of these children’s parents claimed a non-medical reason for not vaccinating their children. Our goal at Buncombe County Health and Human Services is to assure that parents and our community understand the benefits of immunizations.