To the editors,
Your Christmas edition, 1992 is all wrong. Without being a nitpicker let Eric Clarify try to straighten you out.
1) The hairdo that undid Bush: George Herbert Walker Bush lost the 1992 election solely because he used his power to bail out his son in the Silverado Savings and Loan scan scandal. Georgie had no plan but to continue Reaganomics for four more years. Perot lost because he couldn't buy his way in.
2) "Operation on Zero Ridership" by Jack Helbig: Big Hell is what it is. The CTA is not on a course of Deconstruction. When the CTA was founded in 1947 Austin Avenue and Harlem Avenue was the end of the suburbian and the beginning of farmland. In 1992 there are few homes east of Western Avenue and the Racine bus doesn't exist. In fact the goal of the CTA is not to Deconstruct but to blend with "The Sign of the Times": every resident in Chicago will have (own) two cars, one for every day and one for weekend fun, maintam a current CTA subscription via monthly or weekly pass, and do all their work from their home computer because the streets aren't safe and the ozone hole will kill you.
3) Change that. I don't wish to rip every article. Now I know why you are the only free paper in the city: you couldn't even give away the misinformation you peddle. Personally I buy the Tribune because in Sweden where the winters are long and harsh one demands QUALITY instead of QUANTITY and I'd rather spend a half buck on something than save 15 cents and get less.
May I make a suggestion: Charge a dollar an issue and distribute your crap like Weekly World News in every supermarket next to the checkout by the exit. This way shoppers with Charge Cards could buy your stuff in order to obtain the minimum purchase needed in charges.