Letters To The Editor

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

September 23, 2005

Razing all the housing that serves city's poor?

I read with disbelief that the city is contemplating tearing down the McCulloh Homes to enhance the redevelopment of the State Center area ("At city's McCulloh Homes, the emphasis is on `home,'" Sept. 17).

s Association and secretary-treasurer of the Maryland Million.

Rebuilding city not a smart move

I agree with Steve Chapman's column "Why even think about rebuilding New Orleans in the same place?" (Opinion * Commentary, Sept. 19).

Every year we hear of houses washed into the ocean by hurricanes.

It seems to me that these houses shouldn't have been built so close to the high-tide line in the first place.

In places such as Nags Head, N.C., and Ocean City (the north end), people are getting smarter by building farther back from the water and maintaining sand dunes.

Likewise, we should be smart about New Orleans.

Bill Simmons

Columbia

Residents can find new places to roam

Steve Chapman's column "Why even think about rebuilding New Orleans in the same place?" (Opinion * Commentary, Sept. 19) was level-headed. Those who are sentimental about New Orleans should ponder it.

New Orleanians should not think that they have no other country, no other place, but New Orleans.

They are not like the Dutch in Holland, who must rebuild and reinforce their dikes.

They have the big United States to roam around.

Gracianus R. Reyes

Baltimore

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