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Volume 13, Issue 49 ~ December 8 - December 14, 2005

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 editor@bayweekly.com. or submit your letters on line, click here


Help Solve the Missing Dog Mystery

Dear Bay Weekly:

On Tuesday, November 22, our male Jack Russell dog, Louie, disappeared between 1047 and 1015 Cedar Ridge Court in Annapolis. Louie is registered with the Anne Arundel County Animal Control and the Baltimore Animal Control, as well as with both city’s SPCA and the Baltimore Humane Society.

White with a brown head and long tail, he is only 17 months old. He wears a brown leather collar with two tags, one with the number of his vet, the other his microchip company. Neither has received a call, but we had a call alleging he was in Baltimore.

If Louie were taken to a shelter or vet as a stray, his microchip would lead them to us.

We hope your readers can please help us with the safe return of Louie.

— Bebe Murry, Annapolis: 410-268-7122

From Messiah to Salvation Army

Dear Bay Weekly:

When nearly 200 singers in the impromptu chorus gathered for St. James Church 19th annual Messiah Sing-Along, director Michael S. Ryan predicted, “This church is going to rock!” He was right. Historic St. James did rock with the glorious music of Handel’s great oratorio on the first Sunday of Advent.

Thank you, Bay Weekly, for telling singers about it. The musicians, the come-as-you-are chorus and the soloists were great; the reception and Trixie Ryan’s chili were wonderful. The free will offering will go to the Salvation Army Dec. 13 at the 7:30pm Carols and Brass, preceded by fellowship and a potluck supper at 6pm.

—Val Hymes, Annapolis

Carr’s Vitriol is Fine Seasoning

Dear Bay Weekly:

Steve Carr’s Chesapeake’s Three Stooges [Vol. xiii, No. 48: Dec. 1] was a fine article. Vitriol is one of my favorite journalistic commodities, and he’s a seriocomic purveyor. The Three Stooges make a truthful analogy, something the originals never thought of. Very good writing.

— James W Clark, Annapolis

Another Person’s Treasure

Dear Bay Weekly:

Just wanted to say thanks to Carrie Steele for her article about the Rethink, Recycle contest held by Maryland Department of the Environment [Another Person’s Treasure, Vol. xiii, No 48: Dec. 10.] It was great!!!

Everyone had a great time, and it was a good learning lesson for the students. I have attended for the past four years and have always enjoyed seeing what the students come up with by using just trash.

Thanks again for being there.

—Shirley Steffey, Appeal Landfill: Calvert County

How to Cure the Bay’s Ills

Dear Bay Weekly:

In your first issue of December [Vol. xiii, No. 48] columnists Steve Carr and Bill Burton and letter writer Tom Hampton have hit the nail on the head, again, concerning the health of the Bay. These three are singing my tune, but it seems to me I’ve heard this song before, ad infinitum. Who’s listening? Who’s acting?

The problem is, the public is asleep and could care less. It takes a Teddy Roosevelt-type of politician to get the job done, in spite of the public and the polls, not because of them. Tom’s got a plan, I’ve heard plan after plan, but I’m still waiting for results. Thirty years of spoonfeeding remedies when truckloads of medicine are required — and quickly! I like the idea of a Bay Czar and Commission type of thing. We’d have somewhere to take aim if results are wanting. Get the Bay Czar, get people who can get the job done, get in a room without any lobbyists, and don’t let anyone out until a remedy is implemented. (And give ’em the sick bass to eat while they’re in there).

—Dave Gauntt, Chestertown

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