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A Gun in Every Pocket

Dear editor: It should not surprise us that, as Mike Sula points out, at the very moment the state of Illinois is seeking to disarm potential victims via the misnamed Safe Neighborhoods Act, there are “Pistol Packin’ Pols” (April 7) in Chicago who carry concealed weapons to protect themselves. Even Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura, whom […]

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Person or Property?

Dear editor: In Harold Henderson’s thought-provoking piece (October 22) on the unintended consequences in the age of the rise of reproductive technology of defining the unborn child as a potential but nonhuman, “a nameless piece of disputed property” is a quote from Chicago-Kent law professor Lori Andrews that shows what shoved us down this slippery […]

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Particle Omissions

Dear Editor: Harold Henderson (April 18) attempts to split hairs with an axe when he says, “While environmentalists exaggerate, the business and antiregulation lobbyists lie,” citing as an example the use of a quotation from a letter sent by EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) saying that the EPA had failed to “provide a […]

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On His Planet

sobiesk2.qxd Dear editor: Bill Corcoran [Letters, February 28] wants to know how did I know that “ABC wanted a blockbuster scandal for ratings sweeps week” when it broadcast its story on Food Lion. The same way I know who is buried in Grant’s tomb. He says “How do you know that?” is “a basic fundamental […]

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Food Lion Fraud

Dear editor: It is claimed (Hot Type, February 7) that regarding Food Lion’s suit against ABC-TV for its story on alleged unsanitary food handling practices the “truth of their report was no defense; it wasn’t even an issue.” Oh, but it was. Many reporters, in a defense of their unethical brethren, have asserted erroneously that […]

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Udder Nonsense

Dear Editor: Protestors against the use of milk from cows injected with the bovine growth hormone in Chicago public schools (Neighborhood News, September 23) may be humming the love theme from Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, but we should no more fear the advent of biotechnology than we should have feared the introduction of pasteurization, […]

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Endangered Species

To the editors: As we debate the renewal of the Endangered Species Act (“Environment: The Endangered List,” November 5), we might ponder the words of biologist Norman D. Levine, who wrote in an article in the journal BioScience: “Perhaps 95 percent of the species that once existed no longer exist. . . . What species […]