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More to Lowellville than playmate attributes



Published: Fri, July 6, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



More to Lowellville than playmate attributes

EDITOR:

I am writing in response to an article printed on June 28 about a young local woman appearing in Playboy next month. While I completely support any woman's right to choose how to live her life, I take issue with the enthusiastic coverage, as well as accompanying graphics, that The Vindicator provided.

Of all of the accomplished people of Lowellville, I find it unfortunate that this story is the one that gets applauding, extensive coverage.

Coincidentally, I, too, consider myself to be a "small town girl about to make it big" -- I'm on my way to New York City to pursue a Ph.D. in history. I doubt The Vindicator will write any stories about me, however. I'm keeping my clothes on.

CARRIE A. PITZULO

Columbus

X The writer was a member of the LHS class of 1993.

Cops should worry about killers, not cars in yards

EDITOR:

I would like to respond to the letter writer who thinks it's all right for the police department to issue tickets to people who park their cars in their own yards.

If these people are hardworking and pay taxes, I think they should have the right to park in their yards if they want to. Obviously, the letter writer doesn't know what "rights of the people" means.

And also, why is it all right to park cars on the street? I would rather see people park their cars in their own yards than on the streets. People park in the street because they are too lazy to back in and out of their driveways. Driveways? That's where the cars are intended to go, anyway.

If you don't park in your driveway, then why do you have one? Cars parked in streets are a bigger problem than people parking in their yards.

If the writer wants her neighborhood "safe and beautiful," she should tell the cops to concentrate on drug dealers and murderers, not someone parking his car in his own yard.

The writer also stated that furniture doesn't belong on porches. Since when are taxpayers not allowed to put a couch or a table on their porches and sit outside to enjoy a sunny day?

TOM TUREK

Boardman

Murderers have time to repent on death row

EDITOR:

The recent letter, "Justice not fulfilled by capital punishment," does not present the truth about the justice of God.

The law of God demands that an individual who murders an innocent person must pay with his own life.

A life sentence is exactly the reverse of what God demands for justice. This has nothing to do with revenge or even so-called "closure," but rather with the judgment of God to be executed by the governing authorities.

Did Timothy McVeigh's victims have the opportunity to repent? What would the writer believe if her husband, mother, father or children were murdered by Timothy McVeigh?

Murderers don't deserve mercy and have plenty of time to repent on death row.

As a person who has received more than 800 letters from prisoners in 25 states, I can tell you that life in prison is not considered true justice in the case of an individual who has murdered an innocent person.

The death penalty is a warning for all those who would even think of ending the life of another person. May God have mercy on their souls.

LEO FEHER

Youngstown




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