Not swayed by John Gary's change of heartAnne Arundel...


September 27, 1998

Not swayed by John Gary's change of heart

Anne Arundel County Executive John G. Gary would not be changing course on his position on funding for the schools were this not an election year.

Mr. Gary's announcement that he intends to introduce legislation to provide $17 million for school renovation and construction was made only after a review of where county voters stand.

While the public does want officials to rethink positions in light of what the populace desires, it also demands that such reconsideration be genuine and not an election-year ploy to win votes.

Mr. Gary's commitment to "bite his tongue" instead of reviewing his position is a clear indication that he is not concerned with education but rather with maintaining his office for another four years.

I, for one, am not fooled by his misleading change of position. In fact, his comment about having always been willing to engage in a "love fest" with the school board is further from the truth then President Clinton's assertion that he maintains the moral fiber necessary to lead this country.

William M. Davis


Honorable thing would be to resign

For some of us, the decision is clear cut. We believe in the rule of law, national honor, personal honor, morality, honesty, responsibility, sanctity of sworn oaths, the importance of good role models and the U.S. Constitution.

We do not think that our beliefs should be compromised by poll figures, swaggering images, media hype, word-parsing, questionable contrition and transient well-being.

In western societies, the honorable thing for a politician who falls from grace because of immorality and dishonesty is to resign. In Japan, of course, they commit hara-kiri.

In the case of President Clinton, either would be an honorable way out. If we have to carry him kicking and screaming out the door, we ought to take him all the way to jail.

George W. Bauernschmidt Jr.

Severna Park

Let sleeping dogs lie

Michael Olesker has done it again. His Sept. 15 column, "Clinton lied, but let's not throw him out over sex life," hit the nail on the head.

If we don't want such explicit sexual language found in our jTC schools and public libraries, why has it been made so available on the front page of every newspaper and news magazine in the country (and probably the world)?

As is the case so much of the time, we seem to have our priorities askew. I say, "Leave a sleeping dog lie!"

Brenda Hull


Schneider helped Crofton businesses

As businesses on the south side of Route 3 in Crofton, across from the Kmart shopping center, the road design leading to our )) offices has been of great concern because of safety and accessibility.

Christinia Uria of Carlos Interiors began talking to Allan Halle, who manages several buildings in our complex, two years ago about creating an exit leading to Cronson Boulevard that would have access to the light at the intersection of Route 3 and Cronson. As a business owner, Christina experienced the frustration of having her concerns easily dismissed. She enlisted the help of the Crofton Chamber of Commerce to fight for safer, better accessibility to main roads.

Sheila Schneider, executive director of the Crofton Chamber of Commerce for the past four years, was instrumental in obtaining the road access we desperately needed. She worked with Jim Cannelli of Anne Arundel County Planning and Code Enforcement to obtain the required permits. An exit access is now located behind Bedrooms Unlimited, leading to Cronson Boulevard.

Ms. Schneider and the Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce have proven their commitment to Crofton businesses. As business owners and operators, we are grateful to Ms. Schneider and the chamber for their dedication, resulting in greater safety and accessibility for these Crofton businesses and their consumers.

Cathy Surlis

Christinia Uria


The writers operate, respectively, Re-Max Innovations and Carlos Interiors.

Pub Date: 9/27/98

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