From: Eugene R. Zarwell
U.S. Senate candidate
Sunday's article ("Zarwell draws on PR skills in seeking Senate seat," Anne Arundel County Sun, Feb. 16, 1992) was an impressive compression of Arthur (Hirsch's) 4 1/2-hour interview. With the voluminousnotes, I was concerned about the accuracy of some statements.
Having been a reporter for several years in my "youth," it is easy to understand how thoughts can be muddled upon a rethink.
In all my 40 years in marketing, I have never been thought of as a pitchman but rather a communicator. Not having been in sales, my time has been spentin helping others identify their goals and objectives to address their problems. Through exhaustive research, causes to problems have been identified and various media considered to deliver solutions.
I think Arthur captured that after introducing the article. However, I have not "been selling capitalist tools to recovering Bolsheviks." What I have been doing is helping them at their requests, without pay, learn the art of American business planning and corporate development.
In 1990, I was the U.S. director of an international trade show in Moscow at the request of their State Committee for Informatics andComputer Science Technology -- not, as reported, a representative ofa U.S. computer firm.
The original show organizer, a U.S. company, went bankrupt and asked that I pull the show together in its final months. I received travel expenses. I brought U.S. computer companiestogether with more than 15,000 Soviet computer executives, scientists, and businessmen from the former USSR ministries and republics who were shopping for software.
Not only am I assisting a group of Russian entrepreneurs establish an independent airlines, but I am helping them seek U.S. contracts for their cargo fleet.
Additionally, I am introducing them to U.S. government officials seeking charter flights throughout Russia for American delegations.
Many of the companies that I have consulted over the years have asked that I sign non-disclosure agreements because of the sensitivity of their technology and competitiveness of their business. I honor that. My reluctance to name the U.S. companies I am contacting is to preclude pre-contract announcements. After all, business is business.
Not only did I assist in the research of criminal illiteracy, but also took part in developing the solution and successfully testing that program. We found that 70 percent of our student inmates who completed the studies did not return to prison once released.
After Arthur's interview, I learned that the Japanese do not release inmates from their prisons until they can read and write.
Regarding my role as liaison between U.S. and Russian companies, I am in the initial planning stages to establish a consortium of environmental research, engineering and scientific offices in 80 locations around the world to address global environmental problems. We are just beginning to identify the disciplines, capabilities and talents needed. Our orientation is not in producing equipment but rather working with governments around the world to build a capability to clean and protect our global environment.
And lastly, Ms. Treffer's question was asked in December 1990 when I was asked to speak before a small Republican group whose interest was learning about me and my experience for public office. At that time, I stressed the importance of economic stability and cited the programs I had worked on having national and international impact on the subject.
Her reaction at the time, was that I was not addressing the 1988or 1990 issues as defined by the right wing of the party. And, she has not addressed the question or offered a forum since.
At the recent forum referred to in the article, not one question was addressed to me about my qualifications or identifying the issues. They were broad-based headlines without a point that each of the candidates present were to comment on.
Each question allowed about 90 seconds for an answer of less time than a television commercial break in the Olympics coverage.
In my opening remarks, I stated that the most important issue facing our nation is economic stability to compete in a new global economy and has been since the end of the Cold War in 1989.
Immediate programs will be addressed in this Congress with democratic solutions which will create more deficit and more government dependency.
I can't do anything about that. But in 1992, I will be able to provide some forward thinking as I have in the past to resolve the residual problems. This will happen when the voters elect me to the U.S. Senate. That is, if they want solutions.
If they are concerned about the bottom line, then they should vote the bottom line. Zarwell is the bottom line on the Republican ticket for U.S. Senate in the March primary.
Thank you for allowing me to clear up some of the unwritten points in Arthur's discussion with me.
WE NEED MCMILLEN
From: Hazel B. Sanner
What a disaster this redistricting has been. We have three districts right here in Odenton. That's disgraceful!
We also have an outstanding congressman in Tom McMillen. We can't allow irresponsible gerrymandering to cost him his job. We need him.
What we don't need is someone from the Eastern Shore. Tom lives right here among us, and he is always ready to help.
He saved Fort Meade land for us. He worked diligently to save the Naval Academy Dairy Farm when there was a possibility that it may be closed. He serves on some very important committees in Congress. He is experienced and bright.
Tom's constituent staff is outstanding. They are always at our service, and they have helped many of our residents with their problems.
I'm supporting Tom McMillen, and I hope you are, too! See you at the polls!