Letters to the Editor

Thanks from the Does

Re: “Teacher’s Pets” (Metro Times, Feb. 18). This is “Sally Doe,” Jane Doe’s mother. Thank you for exposing the Roseville School District and that nasty old man for all their inappropriate behaviors and their disregard for the public safety of the children they were to protect and teach.

I thank God for Julie Hurwitz and Thomas Stephens. They never gave up this battle. They too have children and realized how much Jane had been through, what it did to her life as well as our whole family. As they investigated they knew they had a mission to make the Roseville School District and John Lomnicki accountable for this horrible crime and the crimes against so many children.

I pray for all of Lomnicki’s victims. I only hope someday they can all have happy normal lives and some feeling of peace.

It was not easy bringing this out into the open, making people aware of the wrong which was allowed to go on, and to repeatedly destroy lives. They tried to make us look like low-life people just trying to get rich. —Sally Doe, Sterling Heights


Dirty thoughts

I read with great interest Lisa M. Collins’ Metro Muse column, “Meanwhile back at the raunch” (Metro Times, Feb. 18).

Having attended The Dirty Show, for my second consecutive year, I again found the event to be an in-your-face celebration of all that is both so wrong and right with society today.

For an art show to cause an art critic to be so openly contradictory in a review from one paragraph to another, the art displayed within must evoke such raw emotion that it boggles the mind.

Beyond that, reviews of the patrons of the show — and their assumed reasons for attending — further diminished the underlying integrity and importance that the voices behind these works of art brought to the table.

The show has succeeded in its job. It has brought to the forefront those contradictory emotions that define human existence. It has unmasked the duality in all of us. I hope that The Dirty Show does get to bring its “carnival” to other cities across the nation, should it tour. —Richard A. Distel, Grosse Pointe Park, [email protected]


Food fight

Re: Jane Slaughter’s review of Vince’s Italian Restaurant (“Taste of the past,” Metro Times, Feb. 25), this write-up made me cry out in sadness for people who have not tasted real Italian food.

Jane, I’m sorry you weren’t overly thrilled with your Vince’s experience. I’ve been eating there for about 20 years and being Italian myself, I have never tasted more authentic food than this or perhaps my grandma’s cooking. Italian food isn’t about “French” dressing, garlic bread that your mom bought out of the freezer aisle or oregano on every dish so it’s considered “authentic” Italian. Have you ever heard of al dente? That’s how you really should have described the angel hair pasta dish, and gnocchi aren’t supposed to have an overwhelming potato flavor. It’s nice to walk out of a restaurant such as Vince’s and be glad that you aren’t going to have to lay down after your meal due to the 10 toes of garlic you just ate, etc. If you consider yourself a food journalist perhaps your interests lie in Italian restaurants that resemble something closer to the Olive Garden. Go back to Ragu, Jane, and enjoy the overprocessed, flavorful taste that you seem to be looking for. Yuck! —Laura Kramer, Grosse Pointe Park


Tastes like the truth

I completely agree with your review of Vince’s. My husband and I were just there last week and had the same thought. Where is the taste? I can go to a lot of other Italian places for the same money or less and get a lot better meal. I love that they are still in the old neighborhood but give me something for that $17.

Keep up the good eating. —Maureen Bolton, Melvindale, [email protected]

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