News articles were quite informative

I really appreciate the excellent feature stories written by the University of Illinois journalism students, as presented in the Living section. I refer to the stories "Can these bones live?" and "The Gunmen," respectively.

I hope many readers look at these important, but often overlooked, stories of real people in real communities. Too much bad news often clouds good news.

I also really appreciated the recent article on the Murray Center. When great therapists get a chance to work with such children they can improve in ways that seems miraculous. It is hard, laborious, long, but worthwhile. It is a fact that infants often die or fail to fully develop due to lack of the human touch. These "good" human touches — a hug, a pat on the hand — are very uplifting.

ALICE J. FINK

Hoopeston

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