Glen Burnie

April 02, 1993

Girl, 7, asks Clinton to let Navy dad visit more often

A 7-year-old Glen Burnie girl whose father is in the Navy gave President Clinton a bear hug Thursday and asked him to let her father come home more often.

Jenna Wharton wrote Clinton a letter that was handed to him before he addressed a meeting of the American Society of Newspaper Editors at the U.S. Naval Academy.

In the letter, Jenna said she had only seen her father, Petty Officer 1st Class David Wharton, 10 months in the last three years.

Mr. Clinton thanked Jenna for her letter. "I appreciate your father's contribution and when you grow up, I want you to be proud of all the times he was away," he said.

Mr. Clinton also signed Jenna's Mickey Mouse autograph book, "To Jenna, best wishes, Bill Clinton."

Jenna's mother, Deborah Wharton, said she kept her daughter home from Marley Elementary school so they could meet the president.

"We've been trying to see him for a long time," she said.

Petty Officer Wharton serves on the U.S.S. Nashville, which is bound for the Indian Ocean, Mrs. Wharton said.

He last was home Feb. 19 and is not expected to return until August.

Korean bakery opens in Glen Burnie

A bakery geared toward the growing Korean population in the county has opened in Glen Burnie.

New York Bakery is the seventh in a family-owned group of bakeries that feature such Korean items as white bean pastries, peanut loaves and walnut cakes.

The Glen Burnie store is the second owned by Tongyun and Keum Yum, whose first store is in Fairfax, Va., Mrs. Yum said. Her brother owns five stores in the New York metropolitan area.

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