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Updated: April 29, 2013 11:36AM



Columnist’s tone on new pope was distasteful

Pope Francis has been newly elected, and already the liberal media has to come up with jokes. Jerry Davich is not good at playing a comedian, and my suggestion would be for him to stay away from what he thinks is funny, because he is not! Look up the word conclave, Davich. You made a very bad analogy to equate it with the naming of a rock group.

The events surrounding the conclave and election of Pope Francis were not a pop culture phenomenon, as Davich suggested. Readers deserved an article that was written after doing serious research. What he wrote did not come from intelligence.

The article hinged on mockery, and I found it nasty and distasteful. For Catholics, the conclave and election of the pope was a spiritual and prayerful time. It should have been treated as such.

We all enjoy jokes, however, the next time you write a “funny” Davich, be more careful in choosing your subject and your time frame.

Mary Ann Pavnic

Crown Point

Thanks to Gary for plowing snow, fixing roads, beaches

I would like to thank Cozy Weatherspoon, the director of General Services in Gary, and his staff for the great job of snow plowing the streets, especially all of the hilly streets in Miller. His pothole patch crew has done a sufficient, never-ending job filling the potholes with cold patch, which pops out soon after, until they can use hot patch.

The police beach patrols on ATVs
did an exceptional job last summer putting a stop to rowdiness caused by those who can’t control their behavior and respect others, while being courteous to those who want to enjoy the beach. The beach police can be great ambassadors for our city. They have direct contact with thousands of people who visit our beautiful beach.

I’d like to thank the Gary City Court Judge Deidre Monroe and Porter County PACT for sending me people who need community service hours to complete. I use them to pick up trash along roadways, clean the beach, and to clear weeds and pick up trash along Lake Street and the South Shore.

Thanks for a job well done. Cooperation breeds respect.

Michael Chirich

Gary

Spring is here, cold is gone, and Christ is risen once again

The cold and dark have passed, the snow has melted, and the wind has calmed. The brilliant sun has called for the return of the beautiful multi-colored flowers and the songbirds are nesting in the trees. New mothers are pushing strollers down the walkways once again.

New life. My God, how great thou art. The Christ has risen from the grave, springtime!

David Gallagher

Hobart



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