LETTER WRITER USED WRONG NAME FROM: GRANT E. ACKER GLEN BURNIE ON OCTOBER 11, 1990 I WROTE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR AND YOU RECENTLY PRINTED MY LETTER, FOR WHICH I AM GRATEFUL. HOWEVER, AN ERROR WAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION, THAT I MADE AHORRIBLE MISTAKE. I REFERRED TO THE VETERANS STAUNCH SUPPORTERCHARLES "STOKES" KOLODZIEJSKI BY ANOTHER GIVEN NAME. I AM SORRYAND WANT TO APOLOGIZE FOR THIS OVERSIGHT ON MY PART. WHAT MAKES THIS APOLOGY IMPORTANT IS THE FACT THAT ON THENOVEMBER 6TH BALLOT OUR FRIEND "STOKES" IS CORRECTLY PRINTEDCHARLES KOLODZIEJSKI FOR THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, DISTRICT31. PLEASE VOTE FOR THE REAL "CHARLES". BUSINESS PEOPLE URGED TO BACK NEALL
From: Ray Kenney
An open letter to the business people of Anne Arundel County: The most important vote that you will cast on Nov. 6 is your vote for Anne Arundel county executive. The outcome will decide the future of the county and, consequently, the future of your business.
As a business person, you have to decide which candidate is more qualified to lead Anne Arundel County through the uncertain times ahead.
You have to decide which candidate will understand the problems and challenges associated with small-business owners and which candidate will be willing to do something about it.
That candidate is Bob Neall. Bob grew up in a family business. During his 12 years in the Maryland House of Delegates, he received a perfect lifetime rating of 100 from Maryland Business for Responsive Government. He was a commercial loan officer for Annapolis Bank & Trust, vice president for external affairs for the Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore and Maryland's first "drug czar" -- all excellent qualifications for our next county executive.
Bob believes that our government should not grow faster than the people's ability to pay for it. He's a tight guy with the taxpayer's buck and does not believe in traditional "tax and spend" policies.
Bob Neall will make the tough decisions necessary to lead this county through the troubled times ahead. He has made the tough decisions before; risking what may be politically safe to do what is morally right. His integrity is impeccable, and his sincerity and dedication are second to none.
Too many are left to chance. Don't make the future of Anne Arundel County one of them. I urge you AND your employees to vote for Bob Neall in the Nov. 6 election. The fate of our businesses depends on it.
FRIENDS OF EVANS'HEAD SOLICITS VOTES
From: Glenn C. Parker
As chairman of the Friends of Diane R. Evans Committee, I urge every voter in the Fifth District to cast their ballot for this fine public servant.
Diane has distinguished herself throughout the years in issues ranging from growth-management problems, senior citizens, young people and the environment. She has given of her time freely because she loves this county and her neighbors who live here.
I know how much she looks forward to serving us in a full-time capacity as our legislative and constituent services representative. And she safeguards our pocketbooks to boot! Vote for Diane Evans Nov. 6!
'YELLOW-DOG' DEM TO TURN TO GOP
From: Stephen L. Layfinson
I have been described many times by Republican friends as a "yellow-dog Democrat" because they believe I would vote for a Labrador retriever if it were a Democrat.
That will change on Nov. 6. I am just sick and tired of politicians who pander to special interests and can't even be honest about it.
I'm voting for (Republican candidates) Bob Neall, Bob Duckworth and Diane Evans.
NURSE OFFENDED BY SCHAFER ASIDE
From: Mary E. Keating, R.N.
I'm a nurse from Anne Arundel County and read with interest (Clerk of Circuit Court) Erle Schafer's comment about his opponent Mary M. Rose's "less noteworthy" occupation as a nurse.
His demeaning comment was an insult to women as well as the nursing profession.
I have discovered that as a nurse, Mary Rose worked at the Washington Hospital Center Crisis Center. It takes a special kind of person to dedicate their time to helping those in need of crisis care.
Decisions are made by nurses instantaneously that mean the difference between life and death.
Has Erle Schafer ever made one such decision?
Let's hope Erle Schafer doesn't need the care of a crisis center nurse any time in the near future.
JIMENO'S QUALITIES MEAN LITTLE IN OFFICE
From: Charles G. Vanderbosch
Recently, a reader from Brooklyn Park wrote to this column supporting the re-election of Sen. (Phil) Jimeno. This decision was based upon the senator's "leadership of the highest caliber."
"As a Little League coach and band parent he had provided direction and guidance to countless children."
These qualifications are truly admirable. However, the office in question is far greater in complexity and scope than providing direction and guidance to children. It demands a greater demonstration of leadership capability.