On the eve of this Thanksgiving Day, in Baltimore, in Maryland and elsewhere around the nation, The Sun asked people in power and people who have none, people of achievement and people of bare means, in sports, government, the arts and
commerce, in the front office and on the factory floor and on the street, what they had to be thankful for this holiday. And what they felt others might be thankful for. Their comments follow.
Gov. William Donald Schaefer: "People who have plenty should thankful they can help the poor -- and they should. I wish people would stop being so pessimistic and stop being antagonistic toward others. We need more compassion. That's what made our country great. Am I my brother's keeper -- or are we all suffering from compassion burnout? If you and I can help someone else, even in a small way, we should -- all year, and not just at Thanksgiving."