Controlling Beavers At Gunpowder
I have to disagree with Peter Kozlek's letter (July 5) concerning the Gunpowder beavers.
Some sort of beaver control is needed. I'm sure the beavers and their dams provide a picturesque trout fishing scene, but at a cost to the hardwood trees in the area.
Not only do beavers need trees for their dams, they need to gnaw on trees to keep their teeth in check, thus the loss of more trees. . . .
I think the Department of Natural Resources could allow limited trapping in the area. . . . R. A. Bacigalupa Jr.
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Musings On All-Star Game
I was driving home from work in Edgewood on the evening of the All-Star Game -- no, I couldn't get a ticket -- and I took notice of the message on one of those electronic sign boards over the highway. The board had traffic route information, and the heading over the message was "Stadium Traffic."
I thought baseball had banished the word "stadium." Didn't the architects of Oriole Park at Camden Yards take great pains to emulate Fenway Park, and the old Comiskey Park? I just bought a recently published book on Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and it's titled simply: "Ballpark."
I think the heading on those electronic traffic info boards should read: "Ballpark Traffic." Don't you agree?
Timothy B. Carlin
Orioles' Assistant General Manager Frank Robinson says he was disappointed by the crowd reaction at the All-Star Game.
Another letter writer says Baltimore fans were "rude."
To me, "rude" is when Detroit and Chicago win championships and they burn those cities down. "Rude" is in New York when they storm the field routinely and in Philadelphia, where they even threw snowballs at Santa Claus. I was at the All-Star Game and I really wanted to see Mike Mussina pitch here in Baltimore, even if it was to one batter. We all paid $60 a ticket and if booing the opposition (not the Orioles, though) is the worst we do here, the club shouldn't complain. I have attended games all over the country and Canada, and Baltimore fans are head and shoulders above them all.