To the Editor:

It has recently been brought to my attention that our beach week promotion cartoon, Cork and Dweeb, is conveying a questionable message.

We at Myrtle Beach Tours, Inc., have provided a safe and fun environment for students to vacation in for 13 years now, without ever incurring any serious injuries or accidents. This outstanding record may have possibly lulled us into a sense of complacency, thereby causing us to overlook the importance of stressing responsible behavior, while still having a good time during Beach Week in North Myrtle Beach. We would like to make it clear that we do not, in any way, endorse illegal and/or dangerous behavior. In a further attempt to clarify any misconceptions, and to apologize to the offended, we are pulling the rest of the cartoon series. Instead, we will submit another series as soon as they are ready. We hope you enjoy the new ones.

Monroe G. Baldwin III

March 4, 2002

The writer is director of Myrtle Beach