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In Defense of Richard Rinella

To the editors: As one of Richard A. Rinella’s clients, I find it necessary to comment on the biased article by Rob Warden and James Tuohy titled “Legally Screwed: Women v. Rinella and the Case Against Lawyer-Client Sex” (October 1) which unjustly employed grossly sensationalistic measures in an attempt to damage the credibility and fine […]

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In Defense of Gidwitz

To the editors: I am disappointed that Florence Hamlish Levinsohn, an excellent writer, chose the easy path in her article on the City Colleges of Chicago. While nominally balanced, the effect of the story is to wave away the complexities of the practical issues for a story about a business leader run amuck in his […]

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Travesties of Justice

To the editors: I read your article on the so-called “justice” that goes on at 26th and California [“Halls of Justice,” January 8]. As a relative of someone recently killed, I know firsthand that there is no consideration for the victims of a crime, much less their survivors. Case in point: Three days after the […]

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The Scientologists’ Method

To the editors: Harold Henderson’s article on the Church of Scientology vs CAN (Cult Awareness Network) [October 16] is disappointing in that it fails to shed light on what Scientology fanaticism is all about and deceptive in that it does not accurately disclose what Scientology courses really cost. Fortunately for the Chicago area, there is […]

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Low Income Housing

To the editors: Thanks for your piece [Neighborhood News, May 1] about Pam Gore and her low rent hotels. More could (and should) be written not only about the hotels but about low income rental housing. The few private entrepreneurs still running low rent multiunit buildings are a disappearing species. We are being driven out […]

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Abetting AIDS

To the editors: Re: The City File, January 3. Second Entry. Let’s see here. A few months ago [October 4] the Reader featured an article which promoted the views of virologist Peter Duesberg, who claims that AIDS is not an STD, but a disease of drug use. Then in the City File, you scold gay […]

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Mad As Hell

To the editors: Your feature article in last week’s Reader, “Everything You Know About AIDS Is Wrong” [October 4], made me mad as hell. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not your fault. On the contrary, you made a brave and important contribution to our community. Steve Heimoff did an outstanding job of researching his questions […]

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And Now, Victim Abuse

To the editors: After reading Ms. Mary Shen Barnidge’s review of Anita Stenger’s Make Yer Bed and Lie [March 15], I couldn’t help but garnish “nurturing attention and adulation for the confessor.” Think of the hell Ms. Barnidge must endure to “fabricate” her “vague, enigmatic, and largely unprovable memories” of all these performances about incest. […]

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Return of Unsafe Sex

To the editors: Your article on “The Angriest Queer” [17 August] was very good as far as it went–a character sketch of Danny Sotomayor. But it seemed briefer than your usual cover article, with its endless detail, and it did not say what Sotomayor has really accomplished. I don’t mean to suggest he hasn’t accomplished […]

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Name Withheld Replies

To the editors: I am the author of the letter published in your August 3, 1990, issue headlined “Fetishists of the Holocaust.” In response to the two letters “Holocaust Letter Not Kosher” and “Confidential to Name Withheld” published August 17, 1990, in reply to mine: 1. Whether Mr. Taber (“Holocaust Letter Not Kosher”) likes it […]

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Descent Into Mediocrity

To the editors: Bryan Miller’s interview with Peter Dominowski (6/22) sickened me. I will affirm that MOST WFMT listeners are/were “soldered” to ‘FMT, with occasional segues to WBEZ, and more rarely to WNIB. The man, “Dumbowski,” epitomizes the descent into mediocrity that is obvious in every area of American culture, both “high” and so-called “popular.” […]