I was very interested in reading the article "Like house guests who never leave" (Dec. 2, 1996, p. 51) regarding imaging companies negotiating contracts with healthcare facilities. That is until I got to the second page, and the paragraph: "To consultant Philip Ronning, this is like handing your daughter's boyfriend the keys to her chastity belt. `Despite his best intentions, he's not to be trusted,' said Ronning, a former hospital executive who now heads Technology Risk Management Group, Mammoth Lakes, Calif."
Anyone who can relate business negotiations to what boils down to a rape must have had his head under a rock for the past century. It's bad enough that he said it, but to have it repeated is inexcusable. It not only degrades women but also degrades your publication. The content of the article was lost after that paragraph.
ANNA LEE LAPINSKI