Southern charm and generosity are legendary...and to every legend there is some truth. A recent poll on charitable giving shows that Southerners give more to charity every year than any other part of the country. Obviously, we care a great deal about our fellow man. Without private donations, many things that enhance our area would not exist...like the Sci-Port Discovery Center, the Red River Revel, and the Bio-Medical Research Center, only a few of the Ark La Tex landmarks made possible thorugh charitable giving. As southerners, we should be proud of our generosity...we deserve a pat on the back. That's our view.