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Coy Pugh’s Con Game

Letters: Our civilization is headed for the dustbin of history (“The Courage of His Convictions” 01-28-00). In turning the pages to complete the article, I saw that Cecil (in “The Straight Dope”) came out for homosexual marriage which is an endgame death wish if I ever saw one! The eternal consternation of a lawmaker having […]

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Laying Down the Law

Dear editor: If letters selected for printing reflect the sentiments and philosophy of the publisher, I can only say that I wouldn’t really rather have a Reader reader and offer a rebuttal to four muddleheaded and irresponsible letters in your paper on January 29, 1999, regarding two pieces by Jack Clark [January 15] and Steve […]

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Criminal Costs

I was so enraged by John Conroy’s “killer symp” article (“The Shocking Truth,” January 10) that I had to take a dozen Valium tablets. The very idea of putting 14-year-old photographs of a bruised, bandaged murderer of two police officers on your front page that are obviously designed to evoke pity raises the question of […]

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Some Role Model

Editor: Taking in your lead piece on gangs and politics (January 27, 1995) I observed the pleasantries. “Mr. Hoover. A pleasure”–pauses for a photograph with group. “Kids, this is Mr. Hoover,” a man says to his grandchildren no less. A woman shakes his hand and wishes him “Happy New Year.” I paused and said who […]

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Just Do It

To the editors: I casually speed-read Grant Pick’s “Speed Wash” (June 11) and then I carefully reread it and discovered that it was fraught with political and socioeconomic factors that will affect Our City far into the future. As a black man, it does absolutely nothing for my pride to read that after 1960, when […]