Volume 12, Issue 10 ~ March 4-10, 2004

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Letters to the Editor

We welcome your opinions and letters — with name and address. We will edit when necessary. Include your name, address and phone number for verification. Mail them to Bay Weekly, P.O. Box 358, Deale, MD 20751 • E-mail them to us at [email protected].

Linebaugh Understood

Dear Bay Weekly:
Thank you for Sonia Linebaugh’s well-executed article, “Publish or Perish” [XII. XII: No. 8, Feb. 19]. As one of the authors interviewed, I can tell you how much informational pieces like this are appreciated. It’s important for readers to understand the challenges writers face in today’s publishing climate.
— Cynthia Polansky, Annapolis

Through the Magic of the Internet

Dear Bay Weekly:
I recently read M.L. Faunce’s story “There’s Still Magic in Those Old Merry-Go-Rounds” [Vol. VI, No. 19] on-line on bayweekly.com. I found the article in an Internet Google search for Glen Echo Park.

M.L.’s article is so touching, and I have shared it with a number of our staff and visitors. Thank you for running it!

As you may know, the amusement park at Glen Echo closed in the late 1960s and was acquired by the National Park Service in 1970. The carousel is still here and runs from May through September. The Spanish Ballroom has recently been restored to its 1930s-era glory and is again one of the great places to go dancing in the D.C. area. There are also two theaters, a nature museum and 11 art studios now operating in the park.

We regularly show old home movies at our visitors center and are happy to receive donations of film or copies of home movies that show the history of the park. We transfer film to tapes or DVD and return the originals.

Thanks for all the work you do at bayweekly.com. It is a delightful site!

— Sam Swersky, National Park Ranger: Glen Echo Park

Pendleton Got It Right

Dear Bay Weekly:
I would like to thank Gary Pendleton for the excellent and conclusive account of my life history “Still Swinging After all These Years” [Vol. XI, No. 21: July 31, 2003]. Gary visited with me numerous times, asked abundant questions, took decisive notes but most importantly listened to my ramblings and reported the facts accurately.

Additionally, Gary was instrumental in obtaining an invitation for me to play with Suzie Boggus at Rod ’n’ Reel. This was like old times for me, a journey down memory lane as I have played with many big-name stars over the years.

I would like to express gratitude to editor Sandra Martin for her support, time and the space that was allotted to this story.

I apologize for the lateness of this letter as it is long overdue.

— William Marquess, Chesapeake Beach

Department of Corrections

“In the Sport of Elections, March Madness Starts Early” [Vol. XII, No 9: Feb. 26] we erred in reporting Del. David Boschert of Anne Arundel County an active challenger to U.S. Rep. Ben Cardin in Maryland’s Third District. Boschert had withdrawn from the race.

Captivated by Llovio’s Proposal

Dear Bay Weekly:
Louis Llovio’s “My Quest for the Perfect Proposal” [Vol. XII, No 7: Feb., 12] was wonderful. His dry, sagacious wit made me read the entire article at once, hoping for more. It’s really not such a bad thing to live your life in print, as long as you (and the people close to you!) don’t take everything too seriously.

— Tracy Morgan, Annapolis

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