Letters to the Editor - April 20

April 20, 2011

Come see  ‘Inside Job’

To the editor:

This past winter, my husband and I drove to Harrisburg to see the movie “Inside Job,” this year’s Academy Award-winning documentary written and directed by Charles Ferguson and narrated by Matt Damon. We were so impressed with this movie and its content that we have sponsored one showing in Chambersburg.  

“Inside Job” will be shown Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at Capitol Theatre at 159 S. Main St. Admission is free.

Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe called the documentary “a masterpiece of investigative non-fiction moviemaking — a scathing, outrageous depressing, comical, horrifying walk through what brought on the crisis. Scarier than anything Wes Craven and John Carpenter have ever made ... treats the enormity of its subject with the gravity it deserves.”

Professor Frank Partnoy, a professor of law and finance and the founding director of the Center for Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego, has developed a study guide for educators and their students that is available online at

Join us to laugh, cry and learn.

Cheryl Stearn
Chambersburg, Pa.

Pleased with Pellicano

To the editor:

With the recent controversy over the courthouse proposal, I have been taking a closer look at who is running our county and the candidates who are offering a different approach.

What I sadly discovered is that I could not point out our current commissioners in a lineup. And now our landscape is littered with big, garish billboard-sized campaign signs on the roads. I guess they figure even though it took petitions with thousands of county residents’ signatures to stop them from building a new courthouse, this election will be a cakewalk for them. They ignore the public and just put big signs on big-business property.

We cannot be complacent any longer. We have to pick candidates who will listen to the people and represent their wishes. That is why I am choosing to vote for Dan Pellicano. I had the pleasure of meeting Dan when he was going door to door in my neighborhood. He told me about his website, The fact that he has more than 30 years of business experience really caught my eye. I think government should be run more like a business and less like an empire.

Lori Sword
Greencastle, Pa

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