Maryland's neighbor, the District of Columbia, has 608,000 residents but no votes in Congress. A House committee yesterday sent to the floor a bill that would make the district a state called New Columbia, giving Washington residents full congressional representation. President Bush has said he will veto any legislation calling for the new state and other Republicans also oppose it.
The Evening Sun would like to know what you think. Should the District of Columbia become a state?
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Honor for Agnew?
Spiro T. Agnew does not deserve to have his bust in the Capitol as a former vice president, by a vote of 300 to 176 (63 percent vs. 36 percent) from 476 callers to SUNDIAL.
The absence of the bust for the past 19 years constituted a snub to Mr. Agnew, in the opinion of 233 of 482 callers (48 percent), but a slight majority (51 percent, or 249 callers) did not consider it a snub.