Bury hatchet and save Pimlico While Gov. Parris N...

SATURDAY MAILBOX

January 23, 1999

Bury hatchet and save Pimlico

While Gov. Parris N. Glendening gloats over the racing industry's "gamble" on Ellen Sauerbrey's campaign and threatens to withhold state support for tracks in next year's budget, citizens of Baltimore City suffer with the prospect of four more years with an embarrassing, dilapidated-looking Pimlico Race Course ("Glendening cool to aiding track owners," Jan.19).

I support the governor's position on slot machine gambling, but he must recognize that Pimlico's status as a triple-crown course, like the prestige of our National Football League franchise and our bid for the Olympics, requires a commitment from the state.

Mr. Glendening and Joseph DeFrancis need to bury their partisan hatchets and invest in and overhaul the rundown appearance of Pimlico.

Dorothy Baker

Baltimore

Utility workers delivered energy

This letter is to express our deep appreciation and gratitude to all of the work crews from Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and out-of-state utility companies that worked around the clock to restore electricity in the Randallstown area as well as other outlying areas that faced the emergency situation.

It was truly commendable that crews worked through fatigue and tremendous obstacles.

They did a magnificent job, and we thank them.

God bless them all.

Margaret Brown

Ann Brown

Randallstown

I would like to commend Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employees for their performance dur- ing the recent ice storm. Telephone operators were courteous and patient, and crews worked with amazing efficiency and speed.

We are fortunate to be able to rely on such professional capability in a dangerous emergency. The employees are all greatly appreciated.

Barbara P. Katz

Baltimore

Dr. Samuel Glick a caring pediatrician

Many people now live to be 98, but too few have the verve and opportunity to contribute to society as did Dr. Samuel Shipley Glick, who died recently.

As one of his last remaining classmates from the Class of 1925 of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, I vividly recall the day we awaited one final examination question to be handed out in the huge meeting room in the building at Cathedral and Saratoga streets.

Dr. Glick went to the piano and played a little Beethoven for all of us. That spirit was still with him until a few weeks ago when we dined in adjacent groups at the gracious Johns Hopkins Club. It was a spirit that was conveyed to the children he cared for as a pediatrician, his faculty associates, students and his family and enduring friends. What more could one wish for?

Dr. Thomas B. Turner

Baltimore

Clinton backers fear full story will emerge

Why are the president's Democratic supporters against allowing witnesses in the Senate trial?

Obviously they are concerned that Monica Lewinsky, Betty Currie and Vernon Jordan will tell the rest of the story.

Cross-examination by the 13 Republican prosecutors have them troubled that other events of President Clinton's past may be resurrected.

Also, why does The Sun want to get these hearings over and a vote taken as quickly as possible? Hey, the country has done well since January 1998.

The economy is strong, and we are at peace around the world. Crime is down, education is better.

Why don't we just keep the trial going indefinitely?

E. C. Chavatel

Cockeysville

Congress not obligated to care what we want

Susan Reimer's column ("End this impeachment process now, hear me?" Jan. 19) was considerably off target. While she may be tired of the matter, she fails to remember that we have a government that is a republic, not a true democracy. Therefore, our representatives are not obligated to do what we want or care what we want in constitutional matters.

Ms. Reimer properly characterized the president as leading with the wrong part of his anatomy. While "heavy petting" is not a high crime or misdemeanor, perjury should not be tolerated from our president.

Lou A. Koschmeder

Gambrills

Writer has dry wit or need for reading

I have to congratulate Thomas Bowden of Millersville on his letter "When human needs matter, nature has no rights" (Jan. 19).

He has one of the driest senses of humor I have seen, unless, of course, he was serious, in which case I feel truly sorry for him and suggest that he read "A Civil Action."

Tim Eastman

Baltimore

In his letter, Thomas A. Bowden states: "To sustain our lives, we must shape the earth to serve our needs. Nature has no rights."

It is very sad to think that people are egotistical enough to believe that they are the most important beings in the universe. Some of us delight in all God's creatures and are more than willing to share the earth with them.

Teresa Robinson

Perry Hall

Win, lose hub at port, reporting is splendid

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