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Vol. 8, No. 42
Oct. 19-25, 2000
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Library Shares Thanks for Thomas Success

Dear Bay Weekly:

Lori Sikorski's stories [Vol. VIII No. 38, Sept. 21-27: "Tiny Terror of Presidents Comes Calling" and No. 41, Oct. 12-18: "Nation's 'First' Journalist Raised Funds and Eyebrows"] and your support were fantastic. People still tell us what a great event Helen Thomas made The Calvert County Public Library Foundation's first lecture in our fund-raising series.

Without your support, our turn-out would never have been so impressive.

-Donnie Radcliffe, Lusby, for the Calvert County Public Library Foundation

Running on Inspiration

Dear Bay Weekly:

Kathy Flaherty's reflection [Vol. VIII No. 41, Oct. 12-18: "Personal Best"] is a real inspiration to non-runners like me who feel like they should be running but just can't stand doing it. It's funny that at the last minute before the marathon she wanted to back out and go to breakfast. That's what I would have done.

-Ann Hurley, Annapolis

Would-be Oyster Gardener Needs Seed

Dear Bay Weekly:

Do you know who I might contact about planting oyster beds to help clean the Bay? I've searched Maryland Department of Natural Resources, but can not locate any local info. Any ideas? Thanks.


Editor's note: Chesapeake Bay Foundation organizes oyster garden plantings. Call Stephanie Reynolds: 410/268-7742.

What's a 'Dangerous' Dog?

Dear Bay Weekly:

The town of North Beach has recently enacted legislation banning pit bulls. The Southern Maryland Kennel Club urgently requests that the town reconsider its position. Our reasoning is explained in The American Kennel Club's policy, which follows:

The American Kennel Club supports reasonable, enforceable, non-discriminatory laws to govern the ownership of dogs. The AKC believes that dog owners should be responsible for their dogs. We support laws that: establish a fair process by which specific dogs are identified as "dangerous" based on stated, measurable actions; impose appropriate penalties on irresponsible owners; and establish a well-defined method for dealing with dogs proven to be dangerous. We believe that, if necessary, dogs proven to be dangerous may need to be humanely destroyed. The American Kennel Club strongly opposes any legislation that determines a dog to be dangerous based on specific breeds or phenotypic classes of dogs.

The Southern Maryland Kennel Club consists of members from Calvert, Charles St. Mary's and southern Prince George's counties who are active in or interested in the sport of purebred dogs. We conduct a successful annual two-day dog show, run ongoing obedience and education programs and administer Canine Good Citizen tests.

-Dick Myers, Legislative Liaison, Southern Maryland Kennel Club

Department of Corrections

Bay Weekly's Vol VIII No 40 cover photo of Bob Bockting aboard his sailboat (Oct.5-11) was miscredited. Staffer Mark Burns shot the photo.

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