Are instructions included?SPEAKING AT a breakfast meeting...

Scene and heard in Anne Arundel County

September 13, 1998|By Cheryl Tan A child's view

Are instructions included?

SPEAKING AT a breakfast meeting in Linthicum last week, Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes commented on how he was delighted to see free luggage carts at Baltimore-Washington International Airport's international terminal, when he returned from a recent trip to London.

"It's important for [international travelers] who may not have the right kind of money," he said.

"Of course," he added, laughing, "I can't make those machines work even if I do have the money." AN ASTUTE observation by a young child entering Glen Burnie's Marley Station Mall: "Mommy, everyone has on different clothes."

TaNoah Morgan

Sign of the time

AMID the clutter of political signs taking over the landscape, one at a gateway to Anne Arundel in Pasadena boldly goes where well, maybe he has been there before.

William Donald Schaefer's name has been just about everywhere in Maryland, attached to signs on many public works projects during his 14 years as Baltimore mayor and eight years as governor.

So why would it be a surprise, or seem shocking, when the largest political sign on Fort Smallwood Road, short of a billboard, turns up nailed to the two wooden supporting posts of a large, green interstate highway sign.

Schaefer for Comptroller, it declares.

But there's no indication whether it means a turn to the left or right.

David Michael Ettlin

Pub Date: 9/13/98

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