• Saturday morning (March 25) my wife and I awoke to face the day by getting the Daily News and a cup of coffee, and sat down at our kitchen table to read.
My wife took the Local & State section and I picked up the Neapolitan section (called Gulf Life in the Bonita edition).
Right there on half of the full page were three young, plump college girls in bikini bathing suits wiggling to music (presumably) with a bald, half-naked young male with his hands wrapped around one of the girls.
I was afraid to go to the next page for fear of what I would see these people doing there.
My wife and I are not prudes nor do we think we are naive, but an almost pornographic picture on the front page of a section of the Daily News is a bit much.
Let's try to stick with better taste in pictures in the future. Your paper is much better than that picture suggests.
David K. Jensen , Naples
• I will eat my copy of the paper if this is the only e-mail you receive on your spring break picture.
I found it exploitive, inappropriate, unnecessary and offensive.
Shame on you, Daily News.
Patricia Impens , Bonita Springs and Indian Head Park, Ill.
• The powers that be at the paper chose to devote the entire front page of a section to three non-bikini-bodied girls in bikinis with a Fort Myers firefighter holding the hip of one.
One of the spring-break girls blubbers that life at Ohio State University is "stressful and competitive."
Isn't that a shame? Maybe they should think about compulsory military service and serve their country instead of having a four-year "party."
It's about time the Daily News reviews its standards and the views of the editors, and maybe replace some!
Cy Coline , Naples
• "I feel like my grandmother is watching us."
So says one of the girls in the photo.
What kind of pictures would she pose for if she felt granny wasn't watching?
(And we wonder why they yell "rape.")
Mary L. Smith , Naples
• "The Spring Break" picture and text was so inappropriate.
"I feel like my grandmother is watching us," one girl said.
Well, we grandmothers are watching and we are standing up and saying "no" to lowering standards and exposing readers of all ages to actions that are not appropriate and pictures that are in the poorest of taste.
You certainly are not a family newspaper.
Is this the same paper that donates newspapers to classrooms to keep our children informed and up to date?
Nancy Owen , Bonita Springs
• For 40 years we have read and treasured our Daily News.
It is part of our daily lives.
Never have we been more disgusted than we were by that picture and story.
It was a disgrace.
Peter Thomas , Naples