LETTER- Hooray for Linsday Barnes

Kudos to Lindsay Barnes for a most informative, entertaining article on the Staunton porn trial ["Obscene...sort of," cover story August 21]. He placed us front and center in the uncomfortable seat of a jurist, challenging us to examine our own decision process while having to squelch our immediate "yuck" factor.

From the beginning to the final exasperated and amusing two-word quote of Judge Wood, we were inside that courtroom in all its sordid detail, giving us a rare experience, one not often found in the press– local or otherwise.

Alma Cunningham