Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on October 4, 1998 · Page 223
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Chicago Tribnnelllagazine LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Finally, some class I was happily stunned by the Sunday Magazine fashion feature of Aug. 23 "Double Team" featuring an attractive, civilized-looking model dressed in sensible clothing. It was refreshing to escape from the usual anemic, sexless "mannequins" of Nerd City that normally clutter up your fashion pages like streetwalkers rather than charming American girls. On this particular Sunday you presented a stylishly dressed lady who imparted a touch of class. My congratulations and thanks! CarlSiegel Carol Stream An affront to Benvyn The Midwest Portrait is one of my favorite pages in the Chicago Tribune Magazine. However, the title given to the artfully composed photo by James A. Ulrich on Aug. 23 bothers me. Just below the picture's caption, "Berwyn," the title "The Road of No Return" might imply that Berwyn is a place of "no return." What to suggest instead? Affixing titles or captions is not my forte. Best idea: Leave off any judgmental comment. The conflicting street signs reading "One Way" and "Caution No Outlet" are amusing and sufficient. Marion Newport Biagi Oak Park Feeling stuck When I read Joanne Kaufman's Aug. 16 essay titled "Grounded," I began to cry out of complete empathy. Like Ms. Kaufman, I was never able to get a driver's license (in my case due to a combination of dyslexia, extremely poor eye-hand coordination and a complete inability to determine direction). In a very small town with no taxi service and limited bus service, not being able to drive is literally a stigma, a sign of failure. It's a negative factor when applying for jobs. And to make matters worse, no one in my family can drive either, which means more or less being stuck in one spot. I still dislike being driven anywhere, since it is a reminder of my failure to achieve one of life's "given" rites of passage. I am glad to read that Ms. Kaufman does have a husband who is willing to drive her around at least she doesn't have to go through the groveling experience of begging others for rides. One point of information: When I was in college, I knew a woman who also had bad eyesight, but her ophthalmologist came up with the solution of bifocals over a pair of contact lenses. She was then able to pass the eye exam for daytime driving at least. Thanks for printing this very moving and insightful essay Let's hope it makes a few people out there a little less snide when they find out that some people literally can 't drive. And thanks to Ms. Kaufman for sharing her experiences. A.R. Morlan Ladysmith, Wis. I truly understand how Joanne Kaufman feels. I did not drive until I was 33 years old, and I, too, felt really depressed. I finally invested money in driving classes and it was money well spent. I have freedom now, I'm independent, I'm happier. My family is benefit ing because I am able to do my own thing. RosaM.DeRango North Riverside Too close to Hitler Eliminating people like Sally Falls "Different Is Good-Isn't It?" July 26 would be a disaster. Maybe we can put a group of people achondroplastic dwarfs out of existence using genetics. Next we can eliminate those people who grow tall. What is the difference how you make a race extinct gas chamber or genetic laboratory? They say we should never forget what Hitler tried to do. Now, 50 years later, it seems we are forgetting. Diana Krajnovich Melrose Park The Magazine welcomes letters. Send mail to The Editor, Chicago Tribune Magazine, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611, or to our Internet address, tribmagtnbune.com. All correspondence, including e-mail, must include the writer's name, home address and phone number. Letters may be edited for space and clarity. u...:sk It's quite an event, and it happens every fall at Hufford. You don't need an invitation. You don't need a designer. You just need a sense of urgency, because this once a year event is only three weeks long and ends Saturday, October 17. Save 30-50 on all Custom Orders -even more on selected floor samples UspeR ABinet Hufford's Medallion Sale Featuring our finest manufacturers at the year's lowest prices! 'Discounts from manufacturer's suggested retail price. Ml " Jtt 1. '-jg- Medallion Sale Bonus Enter our drawing to win one of TEN Merchandise Certificates for $1000 shopping spree Register to win a Queen size Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress & box spring in your choice of firmness 90 days, no interest, no payments to qualified buyers. See store for details. SHOWROOM HOURS Monday & Thursday -8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 312-236-4191 310 West Washington Street Chicago. Illinois 60606

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