Wednesday Journal should retract Marc Stopeck's Nov. 9 cartoon depiction of trustees Milstein, Baker and Brock as club-wielding thugs standing on the "bodies" of the Steering Committee, the Crandall Arambula master plan, process, public input and expert testimony.
For individuals who are interested in charitable giving, this just might be the year to increase your donations to the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation or to the another charity of your choice. But you need to make your donation right away!
I want to thank you again for Kate Galo's excellent article on our Grace Lutheran Church as we are respending to the havoc of Katrina by adopting Grace Lutheran Church in Long Beach, Miss. as our "church partner."
My now we have had a little time to digest the latest District 97 ISAT scores. The title of the Oct. 4 Wednesday Journal article, "D97 elementary schools score well on ISATs though 'gap' remains: Achievement gap, middle school math scores a frustration" pretty well captures the main points.
Ernest Hemingway ate to live and lived to eat. When he ate to live, food was an essential, a means to an end, not something to be fussed over. When he lived to eat, food became something worthy of careful preparation and contemplation.
Sue Cross' critique of President Bush (see letters), reaffirms my belief that dialogue is worth the effort. In this and her previous letter, she has proven to be an intelligent, thoughtful person, not just a knee-jerk over-reactor.
As you may have surmised, I am temperamentally ill-equipped to resist your challenges which is one reason I try to never miss reading your column. I do have a few areas of concern regarding President Bush.
I am Margaret Coder's daughter and am writing on behalf of my mother's entire family. We are a quiet family, who appreciate their privacy. We would, however, like to have the opportunity to publicly express our thanks to everyone involved in bringing to justice Margaret Coder's murderer, and would be grateful if you would publish this letter.