Letters to the Editor

 Vol. 10, No. 33

August 15-21, 2002

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Dear Bay Weekly:
My son has Lyme disease, and I was particularly interested in an article that ran in your paper some weeks ago. I saved the paper, but it was mistakenly thrown in the trash by my wife, who got in a rare cleaning-up mood one day.

I would appreciate it if you could mail me a copy of the article so that I can send it to my son, who lives in Delaware.

Thanks. I really enjoy your paper.

— Steve Light, Dunkirk

Editor’s note: The article in question [Vol. X, No. 27, July 3] was a commentary by Cheryl Emery, who’s mounted a grassroots awareness campaign since she was stricken with Lyme three years ago. Readers on the web can browse for what they’ve missed under Archives at www.bayweekly.com.

In Defense of AA County Executive Candidate Phil Bissett

Dear Bay Weekly:
I am writing to respond to your August 8 editorial [“Pistol-Packing Papa”: Vol. X, No 32] concerning Phillip Bissett and his concealed firearm. I would like to state that for the most part I think Janet Owens is doing a very good job. Also, currently I do not have any idea of what political policies Mr. Bissett is planning. But I am surprised that with everything in the news, from multi-million dollar corporate swindles to a possible invasion of Iraq, you have chosen to criticize a man who has a permit to legally carry a concealed weapon! My surprise comes from your actions in utilizing your constitutional right of free speech to criticize Mr. Bissett for nothing more than exercising his legal and constitutional right.

Your editorial gives no mention of his history, yet you go ahead and speculate about his turning AA County back to the “ways of the Wild, Wild West.” Then, just because he chooses to legally carry a firearm, you further distastefully speculate he will, “shoot at the press” as well as “sling lead.”

What I was able to learn from your editorial is that he applied for a permit, it was legally granted for reasons he mentioned, and the only proof you offer for your speculation is a quote from an upcoming opponent. Actually, I was reminded of what I already knew and that is, if I am gathering news, legitimate information or just trying to read an interesting editorial, a free newspaper is worth the price I paid!

— John Heffernan, Annapolis

Dear Bay Weekly:
As the official rag of the far left wing in AA County, why don’t you guys just come out and endorse Janet Owens now. Why criticize Phil Bissett (the only competent candidate in the race) for protecting his children? Why take the childish route of insinuating that he would harm reporters?

Why all of the inane drivel? Why bother printing this publication at all if all you intend to do is print childish, politically slanted crap?
— Jason Black, [email protected]

Dear Bay Weekly:
This article is totally inappropriate, inaccurate and offending (and unsigned).
It shows a complete lack of your connection to the real world you live in and total disregard for the feelings of others.

Camelot oh Camelot why art thou so infested with demons.

Don’t expect YOU PEOPLE to understand or respect this — but that is OK.

— Dave Dimock, [email protected]

Editor’s note: Throughout journalism, editorials represent the voice of a newspaper as an entity. They are not signed.

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