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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

November 28, 1993

Relieve Traffic Stress And Clean The Air, Too

The Mass Transit Administration is seeking more riders for the 210 bus line that connects Baltimore with Annapolis in order to make the line more cost-effective. This bus is convenient, inexpensive and fast. . . .

While attending classes at the University of Baltimore School of Law, I rode this bus extensively. Taking the bus was cheaper and faster than driving, considering the time and expense it requires to get a parking space in Baltimore City. . . .

Try the 210 and see for yourself. Help relieve traffic, improve the quality of the air and save yourself time and money by riding this bus. In short, this is a great bus; it is too important to lose.

John C. Eldridge Jr.

Annapolis

Turner Election

I want to thank the 474-plus voters for pulling lever 2B on Election Day. Also, I want to thank Alderman Wayne C. Turner for having the confidence, courage and belief that I could make a difference as his campaign manager for his re-election.

I must also and quite humbly thank my staff. . . . My assistant, Arthur Greenbaum; the Lewis' for offering their time, kitchen (the war room) and hospitality; Ora Castle, our campaign treasurer, and to the many constituents who allowed our campaign signs to be posted on their properties.

And a very special thanks to Doris Singletary and to the many others whose telephoning, addressing letters, etc., made it all possible. . . .

Riccardo Paradiso

Annapolis

The writer was campaign manager for Annapolis Alderman Wayne C. Turner.

Cadden Thanks

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who overwhelmingly supported my recent fund raiser and contributed, in any way, to a highly successful event. A special thank you to the volunteer workers and my family who committed themselves to making this fund-raiser a success. I appreciate the continuous support shown me by the residents of District 31 and I thank the newspaper for the article you ran about the event.

Joan Cadden

Brooklyn Park

The writer represents District 31 in the state House of Delegates.

Poachers

I am disturbed by some misinformation supplied by your article of Oct. 26, "9 Hunters Arrested in Harford Co."

The headline itself is a lie. These men were poachers, not hunters. A hunter will follow the rules and regulations stated by laws governing the state in which they are hunting. A poacher has no regard or respect for such regulations and will take game out of season, whenever and wherever they please with whatever is their choice of weapon. They generally do their dirty deeds under cover of the night where they "spotlight" or blind the animal with a bright light.

I am a hunter. I have been hunting for more than five years and have always followed all the rules. As a result, I have never brought home a deer, but this does not mean that I will break the law to put meat in my freezer. I am insulted that nine people who were poaching and blatantly breaking the law have been compared to me.

. . . I would appreciate your news reporters being truthful in the future and calling a spade a spade.

D. V. Buchheister

Mayo

Academy Diet

Concerning the diet at the U.S. Naval Academy, several important points were glossed over in the Oct. 25 Sun article.

First, the diet at the academy must support extremely active adolescents and young adults who need up to 4,000 kilocalories per day to adequately perform duties and activities required of them. These are not middle-aged couch potatoes.

Second, each mid has the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of low to higher fat foods, which are served family style.

Singling out one food group -- dairy products -- as the source of all the evil fat on the menu is an outmoded idea. Milk products contribute needed calories and nutrients, especially calcium, riboflavin, Vitamin D and protein.

The Naval Academy dietitian is making positive changes to promote good diets for all midshipmen at the Naval Academy.

Janet T. Lister

Baltimore

The writer is a registered dietitian.

It's Sad What We've Become

At 7 a.m. on Oct. 12, I was proceeding north on Veterans Highway. It was raining. Going through the intersection of Veterans Highway and Benfield Boulevard, I noticed a car out of the corner of my eye heading right toward me from southbound Veterans Highway.

The car ran directly into the side of my car, the driver never applying his brakes. The impact was so great my car was spun around backward into the storm drain, it jumped the island and was hurled into oncoming southbound traffic. The individual that hit me never stopped.

There were at least 10 cars sitting at the red light at Benfield Boulevard witnessing the hit-and-run accident. Not one person stopped to see if I was injured or needed help. . . . My car was totaled and I was fortunate enough to suffer only minor injuries.

I've always considered myself an optimist -- something for which I receive a great deal of criticism from realists. The events of my accident make it harder to maintain my optimism.

The biggest tragedy of the accident was the realization that people are either in too big of a hurry to help anyone, or they're afraid to get involved.

It's sad what we've become. Where is that basic compassion for mankind?

Patricia N. Armiger

Glen Burnie

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