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Passyunk paying its own way

To the Editor: I represent a dedicated group of business and property owners along an eight-block shopping corridor that has steadily deteriorated for the last eight to 10 years while we were constantly complaining and waiting for shoppers to rediscover “The Avenue.”

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Quality-of-life problem

What is the biggest quality-of-life problem where you live?

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You and the media

So I says to my friend Looie — Looie, I says, if you had to vote on freedom of the media, like it guarantees in the First Amendment, how would you vote? Looie drops a few ashes of his cigar on my shoe tops and pauses thoughtfully before he answers. That’s a tough one, he says, especially if you include the New York Times and Howard Eskin. Give me a week or two to think it over.

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Bush’s tough stance on Iraq

What do you think about President Bush’s tough stance on Iraq? Is war the best option?

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Idolized

American Idol is facing its biggest challenge. Conquering the summer TV ratings was small potatoes compared to what Fox now must do. This was, after all, not just an talent show — although it was that. The premise of the show is not just that it can produce a winner, but that it can manufacture a new Britney Spears. If the producers of the show succeed, they will have created a kind of show-biz star in a test tube.

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A routine day

Every day begins the same for Uncle Nunzio.

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Editor’s note

Some people write things for publication after they’re gone.

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Lesson in unfairness?

To the Editor: After learning that the school my daughter attends, Kirkbride School, is cutting its computer classes again this year, I had to express my dismay.

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Eagles’ chances

What do you think of the Eagles’ chances this year?

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