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Peterson trial becoming unhinged

Drew Peterswas convicted killing his third wife Kathleen Savio.  |   Police photo

Drew Peterson was convicted of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio. | Police photo

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Updated: October 5, 2012 6:11AM



Drew Peterson’s continuing court saga could try the patience of Job. One error after another (most recently those of the prosecutors) may result in a mistrial of this debacle.

All reasonable people should, once again, be reminded of the profound wisdom of celebrity attorney Alan Dershowitz, who proclaimed that there is no justice, there is just the practice of the law.

Leon J. Hoffman, Lake View

Boys don’t cry?

This is in response to Richard Roeper’s column about how the ending of the feature film, “Odd Life of Timothy Green,” affected and devastated two boys who saw it. At the end of his column, Roeper states that the boys’ parents should teach them to get a “thicker skin.”

Sadly, boys in our society are taught to suppress their feelings and to refrain from tears and emotion.

As a boy, I was very emotional and would cry at a sad movie or a sad TV show. It was only a movie, but I think it is often healthy to show some feeling. But boys are often taught that to do so is a sign of weakness, effeminacy, or both.

Even after my childhood, I teared up at the end of the pilot to “Kung Fu” (1972) when blind Master Po was gunned down by the royal nephew of the emperor. I was 16 at the time, and years later, I cried at the ending of the trans-Atlantic smash movie “Cinema Paradiso” in 1990. I guess I need a thicker skin, eh, Richard?

Cy Gaffney, Rogers Park

Defending Meigs demolition

When Mayor Daley shut down Meigs Field, I’m sure it was to protect our great city, so close to downtown. How can you ever forget 9/11? How easy it would be for one of the pilots who were training to take off and aim at the Sears Tower or Hancock building. Can’t people see that?

What happened in New York could have happened in Chicago. It was the right thing to do. Too many crackpots out there, someone could have tried to do the same thing. Had nothing to do with power or greed.

Marie Becker, Elmwood Park

Making a turn? Use your signal

Forget the red-light cameras. If the City of Chicago wants to make some money, just install turn-signal cameras.

At least 90 percent of drivers do not use them anymore. We could probably balance the budget with the income!

Susan Cuevas, West Lawn

How pols change for the worse

What is it that makes politicians so smart when they are running for office and so stupid when they are in office?

Lee J. Regner, Park Ridge



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