Street racing column hit home for brotherI...


Street racing column hit home for brother

I feel I have to reply to the comments of Mike Burns on June 14 concerning street racing ("Street racing is not drag racing; it's a crime").

I feel his article is both passionate and genuine.

The loss of life through this action is criminal and senseless and all involved must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Everyone must be held accountable for his or her actions.

Geri Wu did pay the price for this aggressiveness, but her daughter will never get over looking at her mother and saying, "Mom, are you OK?" Or her sons, who think they were very lucky to have their mom, if only for a short time. "After all, not every one has been lucky enough to have such a great mom."

I agree with my brother-in-law's statement, "through my wife's death maybe something positive can come out of this."

I will always miss my baby sister, Geri.

James R. Lane Sr.

Toms River, N.J.

Impeach Clinton now

It is always somewhat fascinating, albeit depressing, to study the machinations of the media as the impeachment proceedings of President Clinton unfold.

Those who report the news have focused almost entirely on the salacious aspect of the entire situation rather than on Mr. Clinton's abandonment of his oath to uphold the Constitution.

Let's face it: More people seem interested in sex than in the Constitution. Apparently, even some members of Congress have never read it or do not understand it.

Yes, the Paula Jones incident has been relegated to a back burner, but it was far from the most important issue.

The case against the president includes usurpation of power, abuse of power, bribery, obstruction of justice, illegal use of FBI files and IRS agents to intimate opponents, and more.

The New York Times on April 4 disclosed that a federal grand jury is investigating whether "two U.S. companies gave China space expertise that significantly advanced Beijing's ballistic missile program." Those missiles armed with nuclear warheads are pointed at U.S. cities.

Bribery and treason are the only two crimes specifically named in the Constitution as impeachable offenses. Certainly there are good grounds for impeachment. The House of Representatives should do its duty. The need is clear. Impeach Clinton now.

Ruth Shriver


Pub Date: 6/21/98

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