Before he went to jail, I and my three children went to see Angelo. He and his mom welcomed me with open arms. In almost two hours, there was no massive food consumption, and typically, Angelo expressed more concern about my problems than his.
Fred Maniscalco, Newark, Del.
Hypocrisy about horses
Jeffrey M. Miller (letter Aug. 6) wrote about our city's carriage horses working in extreme heat.
A friend called Councilman Frank DiCicco's office during the first heat wave, and was told to "call the police" - as though with all the crime in our city, the horses should take up police work.
I called DiCicco's office in this second heat wave, and was told to call the Health Department.
It was DiCicco who introduced the amendment to the original 94-degree temperature limit to a toothless, gutless 91 degrees.
Philadelphia has the highest heat cut-off temperature of all the major cities, and the other cities factor in a humidity index.
The Councilman is so business/vote oriented, he doesn't see that his constituents - and residents throughout the city - are negatively affected by this hellish situation. He may feel he gave those horses a few crumbs, but it was just a sham.
Lou Peluso, Philadelphia
No choice - it IS her business
Andrea Kelly (letter Aug. 7) says most pro-lifers care about the child only while in the womb.
Wrong. I'm 21 and have been diagnosed with a syndrome that may make it almost impossible to give birth to a healthy baby of my own. I'll be getting married soon, but may never be able to say those two joyous words to my husband, "I'm pregnant." My heart breaks because of it.
So, when women who have no trouble getting pregnant dispose of their gift, instead of choosing adoption, it angers me. I did not choose this disease; I didn't get a choice. But, other women have a choice. So, this is my business.
Noelle Burlingame, Warminster
No 'good time' for N-word
There is no "good time" to use the N-word (letters Aug. 7), nor is it ever appropriate. Its meaning is derogatory toward blacks.
There is no place in this world for haters. We all bleed red.
Terry Saskin, Bensalem
Editor's note: The writer is a white Philadelphia public school teacher whose class is all black and Latino.
Stringer photo insensitive
Your sports cover-page photo of Korey Stringer (Aug. 2) was tasteless and insensitive. Here's a thumbs down to the jerk who chose the picture and the idiot who approved it.
Tom Zito, Avalon, N.J.