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Updated: July 6, 2013 6:49AM



Coincidence? Just wondering ...

Alabama beat Arkansas, and Arkansas fired its coach.

Alabama beat Tennessee, and Tennessee fired its coach.

Alabama beat Auburn, and Auburn fired its coach.

Alabama beat Notre Dame, and the pope resigned.

Darn, I wish the White House had a team!

Richard Juds

Orland Township

Please don’t smoke while pregnant

I have some questions for mothers-to-be in the Southland community. When your baby is born, will you put pesticides in his formula? Will you pump carbon monoxide from auto exhaust into her bedroom?

Of course you wouldn’t, but if you smoke during pregnancy, the basic effect could be the same.

When a pregnant woman smokes, she exposes her baby to some deadly substances, including nicotine and carbon monoxide. Nicotine is used in pesticides, and CO is a gas contained in cigarette smoke that cuts off oxygen supply.

You might respond that you’ve smoked for years and it hasn’t killed you. So how much damage could smoking do to your baby in nine months?

A baby’s health is very delicate, especially before it’s born. What may not hurt you immediately can seriously harm your baby’s health.

Marty Longo

Smoking Awareness Campaign Committee

Kiwanis Club of Blue Island

Thrilled with concert

My husband and I recently attended the Beethoven/Copland concert at the Lincoln-Way North High School Performing Arts Center. The spectacular performance, conducted by music director David Danzmayr, still is with me and I can’t get it out of my head.

My husband talked me into attending the concert with him (Beethoven is his favorite composer), and I thought, why not? Lincoln-Way North is near our home, a favorite restaurant is nearby and parking was free.

I later apologized to my husband for hesitating in going because I absolutely loved this concert! Throughout the lengthy symphony, the audience seemed mesmerized. It was obvious that a lot of love went into make this beautiful presentation.

To Maestro Danzmayr and his orchestra, choir and soloists, bravo! I am one of many who wish to thank him for bringing his considerable talents to the Southland.

Cozette Kravarik

Olympia Fields

Racism from Rush

Once again we have the race card dealt by a racist without an outcry because the racist is black. U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-1st), a former member of the violent Black Panther Party, calls out U.S. Sen. Kirk (R-Ill.) using derogatory terms, mentioning Kirk’s race and also using the word “boy” to denigrate Kirk and his call for the mass arrest of members of a major Chicago street gang.

Let’s think for a second what would happen if the roles of Rush and Kirk were reversed.

Keep up the good work, Representative Rush. By the way, just who is it that you truly represent?

James L. McKee

Chicago



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