Many children walking to and from school on Ridgeland Avenue are carrying what appear to be very heavy backpacks?#34;even very small children. "Backpack Safety America" offers the following advice for parents (and teachers) in order to avoid possible back injury:
Project Backpack was created on Sept. 2, 2005, in Bethesda, Maryland by three young girls in response to Hurricane Katrina. Concerned about the children in the Gulf States who lost their homes and everything else, the girls decided to collect backpacks filled with school supplies, art supplies, and anything that children would need or want to help them through an extremely difficult transition.
Thank you for your excellent coverage of the Oak Park and River Forest High School Class of 1955 reunion on Homecoming weekend. Many such long-awaited events prove to be a disappointment, but not this one.
We appreciate your prep-reunion story on the class of 1955 [The big 5-0, LifeLines, Oct. 5]. We had record numbers of alums?#34;230 in all?#34;attending our weekend reunion which started at the Carleton Hotel reception on Friday evening and continued with Homecoming festivities at the high school, a bus tour, dinner at the Oak Park Country Club and various grade school brunches and luncheons.
Wednesday Journal published two letters on Oct. 19 decrying "reckless charges ... [that were] a contemptible slap in the face of everyone ... who selflessly gave of their time for the good of Oak Park" and "zealots ... incapable of believing that everyone else doesn't believe as they do." What prompted these ad hominem attacks that decried "ad hominem attacks?"