Volume 15, Issue 8 ~ February 22 - February 28, 2007

Letters to the Editor

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Hailed by the Chief

Dear Bay Weekly:

I wanted to express my sincerest appreciation for Margaret Tearman’s article about me [Cathy Lanier’s Long Climb: Vol. xv, No 4: Jan. 25]. It was very tastefully done and everybody’s talking about it.

—Cathy L. Lanier, Acting Chief of Police: Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department

Nordstrom Celebrates Bay’s Best Restrooms

Dear Bay Weekly:

At Nordstrom, we strive to make our customers comfortable in every aspect of their visit with us. I know I can speak for all of us at Nordstrom Annapolis when I say that we are truly honored that our customers feel our public restrooms are the Best of the Bay!

Thank you Bay Weekly for giving readers the opportunity to let us know what they think. We are thrilled that we are on the right track to making every customer’s visit to Nordstrom Annapolis a successful one.

—Frank Androski Jr., Annapolis Mall manager

AA County Can Score a Win-Win at Town Point

Dear Bay Weekly:

Thank you for a thoughtful article on the proposed Town Point DMP site [Anne Arundel’s Bottomless Pit: Vol. xv, No. 7: Feb. 15]. In reading it I was struck by the same thought I had while attending the public hearing at MDE, and at a community meeting of 100 local residents the previous week.

1. The county has created a plan that is unacceptable due to health and safety concerns, that violates its own zoning laws and makes a mockery of critical area protection.

2. None of the citizens who spoke in favor of dredging were speaking in favor of the county’s plan to create an industrial site, with its resulting pollution, in the critical area. They were there asking that their projects be completed as scheduled.

3. There is a citizen-developed plan that is a win-win, allowing for dredging and eliminating the safety, critical area and zoning issues: namely, capping the Town Point DMP after the proposed five-year dredging schedule is completed.

Councilman Ed Reilly and County Executive John Leopold must move quickly to take advantage of the window of opportunity for a compromise that allows for dredging, addresses citizens’ significant health and safety concerns and respects the critical area.

—Paul M. Rensted, Fairhaven

JR Says Thanks

Dear Bay Weekly:

I am the South County bartender who was diagnosed with cancer in late October 2006 and had worked at Happy Harbor in Deale for about 30 years. I can’t even attempt to thank family, friends, co-workers and businesses that made the fundraiser on Feb. 3 a phenomenal success. The outpouring of kindness was remarkable. I saw people that I attended high school with for the first time in many years. I can’t even begin to thank the community, but I will say that South County has the most caring and thoughtful people in the world. It’s a great place to live and raise a family.

God bless you all and thank you very, very much.

—Eileen ‘JR’ Hvizda, Deale

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