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Plastics

To the editors: As recycling is near and dear to my heart, I was thrilled to see your story on Chicago’s Sword-of-Damocles garbage crisis [November 11]. However, I would have liked it even better had you pointed out that all this plastic crap exists because our continued purchase of its myriad forms indicates tacit approval. […]

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Those Gangs: How Dare They!

To the editors: It’s a good thing Roberto Rivera is no longer with Chicago Intervention Network if he believes that [although] “the city will never be able officially to recognize groups as groups to bargain with . . . a community organization could recognize a gang’s “turf’ and strike a deal based on that.” It’s […]

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Filth, Scum, Uninsured Animals

To the editors: Jack Clark obviously went to great pains to make his story a fair one [“Who Killed Jay Brunkella?” February 26]. It’s too bad Andrea Grannum and Margaret Smith, the dissenting jurors who would have us believe that they also desperately wanted to be fair, didn’t walk a mile in Jay Brunkella’s moccasins […]

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Exporting Aggravation

To the editors: While much of what he says has merit, it’s only a nice dream of Jesse Jackson’s to “export . . . medicine and tractors to 400 million customers” in Latin America [“Jackson and Simon in Iowa,” February 5]. What happens when, for want of information, the recipients start hoarding the pills? Or […]

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Death in Packaging

To the editors: Dale Alekel-Carlson is quite right when she says we all need to recycle and reuse things more, and to reduce wastes generated at the source [Neighborhood News, October 30]. However, she is all wrong–DEAD wrong–when she says, “We should incinerate what we can’t recycle.” There are many materials which release toxic gases […]