Question: Regarding your Feb. 15 column: When you adopt a child they become yours. There is no reason to refer to someone's child as adopted. Hugh was Carroll's son. That's all you should have said in your answer. Dawn, Brattleboro, Vt.
Televisionary: I absolutely agree on your first point, but I respectfully disagree on your second. This is a column about information, after all. I received a few pieces of mail saying the same thing you did, but if I'd stated only that he was O'Connor's son, I would've gotten a lot more telling me I'd missed that detail. In providing it, I didn't make any kind of value judgment; nor did I mean to imply one. However, I'm sorry if anyone read it as such.